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Bakery & Confectionery Level 2 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

Bakery skills are in high demand in the food and drinks industry. As a baker, you will use a range of methods to produce bread and confectionary products. If you are passionate about food and enjoy baking, this could be the career you are looking for. You will need good numerical skills for weighing and measuring ingredients.

Course content

This programme of study covers essential knowledge and craft skills of bakery, patisserie and confectionary.

Students will be expected to attend one day a week work experience in the industry.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


Through continual practical assessment and written tests.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Learners successfully completing this qualification may progress to a Advanced Professional Patisserie and Confectionary Level 3 or apprenticeship programme.

Further information

All learners will be required to purchase a chef uniform and small kit. High attendance is essential to success on this programme.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.