Level 1 Certificate in Food Industry Skills

Your Unique Experience

Master classes from industry leaders Renshaws, Zeelandia, Rank Hovis and many more

National membership to the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees including annual Conference

North West trainer of choice for Morrisons’ Bakers for over 15 years

Sponsorship opportunities to the Lesaffre School in France

Established winners of prestigious national competitions including, Hovis Scholarships, Worshipful Company of Bakers Scholarships and California Raisins Young Bakers

Progression opportunities to product development roles with leading manufacturers, such as Park Cake Bakeries and ingredients manufacturers

Current holder of the BBC’s National Young Baker of the Year

Course Content

On this course you will learn, in a practical environment, how to make a whole range of bakery products. Covering many different types of bread and confectionery which includes cakes, biscuits and pastries, which are all sold in our College Bakery Shop.

You will also gain knowledge of bakery ingredients and processes along with food hygiene.

Assessment will be based on practical skills as well as a portfolio of evidence.

Additionally you will learn creative skills in cake decoration, learning how to make and decorate Christmas and Celebration cakes suitable for Birthdays.

More than just a Course

The Baking industry is a creative and proud industry, geared up to meet the needs of its consumers, with products from fresh crusty bread and rolls, delicious continental pastries, to mouth-watering sweet and savoury pies and quality celebration cakes for special occasions!

The programme will focus on giving you the craft skills to produce bread, confectionery and decorative work within its fast moving and dynamic workshops. Preparing you for a future career with good promotion prospects for those who are determined, enthusiastic and looking for a career to progress in.

By choosing a Bakery course at Tameside College you will be sure of gaining the skills and knowledge to support you in a career within the Baking Industry, There are “Hot Bread Shops”, “Cake Specialist Shops”, “In-store Bakeries”, “Traditional Bakeries”, “Factory based Bakeries” and many opportunities for product development or technical roles all within the Baking Industry!

Course Format

Full Time

Special Features

Throughout this course you will be given opportunities to develop skills and experience by involvement in competitions internally and externally.

Learners are also encouraged to join the National Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees which has many opportunities for scholarships nationally and internationally.

Entry Qualifications

To qualify for entry onto this course, you should have achievement at GCSE at Grades D-G or equivalent, be at Entry Level 2 or above in English and Maths. You will also be invited to an interview to assess your interest, aptitude and suitability to the course.

Bakery whites will be required to be purchased, to a specific standard and style (guidance given)


Once you have successfully completed this course you will have gained 140 points at level 1 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade D to G). You will then be able to progress to Level 2 Certificate in Bakery and Confectionery Excellence.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.