The FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Bakery is a mandatory component of the Baker Apprenticeship Standard. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to develop intermediate skills and knowledge in bakery. Roles in the bakery industry are varied and range from craft bakers producing small scale artisan bread, as well as morning goods, sponge cakes, biscuits and pastries to in-store bakers within retail environments and operator roles within automated plant bakeries. Learners will work towards occupational competence in job roles including:craft baker, in-store baker and automated plant baker.
The qualification has been designed to support achievement of the Standard for Bakery Apprenticeship. This qualification is graded pass, merit and distinction as prescribed by the Baker Apprenticeship Standard and must be achieved prior to entering the gateway for end point assessment. Learners however, may wish to achieve this qualification outside of an apprenticeship programme where this better meets their learning and development needs.
FDQ offers a range of support material to help in the effective delivery of the FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Bakery qualification; ensuring its delivery the needs of those working in craft bakeries, supermarket bakeries and food businesses using large scale automated systems to produce baked goods.
These offer learners the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge in an off-the-job learning environment.These qualifications are designed to support progression into futher learning and work-based learning.
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