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.
Level 2 Diploma in Bakery - £109.50
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 further learning and work-based learning.
Jason Bennellick, of Prima Bakeries, Scorrier, has become the first bakery apprentice in England to successfully complete the L2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship, achieving a Merit grade.
The L2 Baker Standard contains three distinct routes, one of which is Craft Baker. This specialism was designed to revive traditional craft bakery skills, which the apprentice must prove in their bakery end-point assessment.
Supporting Jason in his apprenticeship learning and end-point assessment preparation were Truro and Penwith College. The college introduced the Baker Apprenticeship Standard in 2018, in recognition of the importance of the baking industry to the Cornish economy.
Baking Lecturer and course developer, David Williams, who himself has 40 years’ experience in craft bakery said he was ‘very proud’ of Jason’s achievement. He added,
‘It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prima to develop our Bakery Apprenticeship programme and deliver the skills needed in the workplace’
Prima’s Managing Director, Mark Norton, described the bakery apprenticeship as ‘exemplary’ and that Prima were keen to take on a new apprentice to help build the future of craft baking in Cornwall.Read more