Level 2 Certificate in Professional Bakery

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 of Artisan Sour Doughs 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 professional baking skills. Working in the College’s realistic operational Bakeries, you will learn all aspects of Bread and Confectionery, preparing products for sale in the Bakery Shop, such as traditional bread-making, enriched dough’s including Danish pastries, confectionery items including cakes and sponges, puff pastry, enriched biscuits, almond and meringue products.

Assessments will be based on practical skills and underpinning knowledge gained in interactive, theoretical knowledge workshops.

Additionally you will learn creative skills in cake decoration covering all aspects including working with decorative media, royal icing, sugar paste and chocolate couverture.

Practical units in Bread and Confectionery - These cover a range of bread products using a variety of methods to industry standards with underpinning knowledge.

The confectionery covers a full range of powder aerated products, cakes, sponges, almond and sugar goods.

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

You will have the opportunity to develop your craft skills to a very high level, while at the same time gaining the necessary underpinning knowledge. Learners will also be encouraged to participate in competitions and external awards.

This course prepares you well for employment in small craft bakeries or in-store bakeries.

Entry Qualifications

Level 1 in bakery or relevant industrial experience. Bakery whites will be required to be purchased, to a specific standard and style (guidance given).


You will be able to progress to Level 3 Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery Excellence or employment.


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.