Level 2 Baker End-point Assessment

The Level 2 Baker apprenticeship standard is designed to fully prepare bakery apprentices for careers in a wide range of bakery environments – from traditional family bakers to large automated bakery plants to in-store  supermarket bakeries. Bakery apprentices specialise in one option relevant to their workplace: craft, in-store or automated.

The baker end-point assessment (EPA) consists of three elements:

  • A knowledge test, answered through multiple choice questions

  • An assessment centre observation, taking up to 7 hours

  • A workplace observation and interview to assess their chosen specialism and taking between 4-8 hours.

The end-point assessment must be completed within twelve weeks of the EPA gateway

For FDQ Level 2 EPA for Baker ST191/AP04 QN/610.0423.6 click here


For FDQ Level 2 EPA for Baker ST191/AP05 QN/610.0423.8 click here

The standard charge for EPA is 15-20% of the IfATE maximum funding rate, to view FDQ's Fee's Policy click here

Find Out More

To find out exactly what’s involved in the bakery apprenticeship and end-point assessment download the Level 2 Baker Standard and assessment plan here.

If you’d like to discuss the bakery end-point assessment or the mandatory qualification, the Bakery Diploma why not call one of our friendly EPA team on 0113 3970 395 or email us at EPA@fdq.org.uk

Take a look at our helpful guides below

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Why FDQ?

As a food specialist awarding body FDQ offer supporting accredited qualifications as well as end-point assessment. We can help simplify the management of your apprenticeship programme by providing both the mandatory Bakery Diploma and end-point assessment in-house.

All FDQ’s independent examiners are experts in their field. This means you’ll be allocated an experienced baker to be your apprentice’s independent examiner. They’ll guide you and your apprentice through the EPA process, so there’s no nasty surprises. You’ll also have access to our extensive support materials, such as preparation guides and mock exams. It all helps to give your bakery apprentice the best chance of success. 

End-point Assessment during COVID-19

Where possible we are delivering the bakery end-point assessment in person. If that currently isn’t possible for your business contact us to discuss our remote EPA service.