Level 2 Certificate in Professional Bakery

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.

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.


You will be able to progress to higher education or employment.


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

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