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Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills - level 2 Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

  • You'll get the best of both worlds - college and work - so you'll learn and earn a wage.
  • You'll develop the professional skills you'll need to work as a junior baker or within a working bakery setting.
  • Your employer will work in partnership with us to deliver your training.

This course teaches you how to prepare, process, mix, mould and tray up finished dough products, as well as developing your skills in a wide range of pastry, savoury and essential food control measures. While you're in college you will take part in practical skills sessions, portfolio building and theory and IT sessions. You'll work alongside others as part of a team.

This course is suitable for you if you're already working in a bakery establishment or if you already have a Level 2 or 3 professional qualification in either food production or cookery skills. You'll spend four or five days in work and one day in college.

Entry requirements

You'll need to be working in the bakery industry in a job where you can develop the range of skills covered by the course and where your training will be supported by your employer.


You'll be assessed while carrying out tasks in college and your workplace, as well as through your portfolio and a question and answer session.

Future opportunities

You could go on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Craft Bakery, the Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery or the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership afterwards.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
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