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Bakery Level 2, Level 3

University College Birmingham
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Program description

Bakery Level 2, Level 3

Do you love baking? Ever dreamed of a professional career as a baker, cake decorator or working in confectionery? Our Bakery college course will provide you with the foundation of knowledge and skills to start pursuing your ambitions in the industry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 baking courses put the emphasis on hands-on training, providing you with essential practical skills in bread and confectionery. Working in our industry-standard kitchen facilities at University College Birmingham, you will gain a thorough background in working with a broad range of bakery products, as well as learning about chocolate work and other special interest areas such as celebration cakes or artisan bread.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Level 2 Bakery

  • Ideally, you will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. However, our bakery lecturers are looking for students who are enthusiastic and keen to gain practical skills in bread, cake production and decoration, so please contact us if you have not achieved these grades.
  • School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance.

Level 3 Bakery

  • To apply for Level 3 bakery, you will need a relevant Level 2 qualification and ideally English and/or maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above.
  • Alternatively, you will require at least 2 years relevant work experience.

Additional Information

If you do not have a grade 4/C or above in maths and English and you are under 19, you will be required to complete an assessment so we can ensure you receive appropriate support. Applicants over 19 are not required to complete maths and English.

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Program content

Topics you will study

  • Confectionery
  • Chocolate tempering
  • Modelling
  • Celebration cakes
  • Piping
  • Flower making
  • Food safety
  • High volume manufacture of bread and yeast-based products
  • Sugar craft
  • Chocolate work
  • Designing and developing bakery products
  • Planning and evaluating specialist bakery products
  • Monitoring quality
  • Working with others

You will also have an individual study programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to progress onto higher education or gain employment.

We are also happy to accept students who require additional support on the Professional Bakery Level 1 Diploma.

Teaching and assessment

On the Level 2 course, underpinning knowledge is continually assessed so you will complete practical assessments in the bakeries and a series of questions on the e-learning platform. A Level 2 Food Safety exam is also undertaken.

For Level 3, you will be required to complete both practical assessments within the bakery settings and written assignments on the e-learning platform. The course is continually assessed to ensure it provides more in-depth knowledge of the bakery industry, skills and ingredients.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

  • Course Duration : 1 year , Full time
  • Course Start : September (2021)

Tuition fees

  • Level 2 - £822
  • Level 3 - £3,345


Course Level - Level 2, Level 3

To further boost your practical experience, you will undertake a work placement within the industry, with opportunities available in a range of settings from bakeries to food manufacturers or the hospitality sector. There are also opportunities for research into further specialist production, as well as putting yourself to the test in baking industry competitions and events.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The example roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.

  • Artisan baker - Average Salary: £26,875
  • Cake decorator - Average Salary: £18,500
  • Quality control (QC) technician (bakery) - Average Salary: £20,470
  • Food business owner/restaurateur - Variable
  • Pastry chef - Average Salary: £21,682
  • Chocolatier - Average Salary: £23,500

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About this institute

University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...

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Why study at University College Birmingham

Why Choose Us?

Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.

It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.

So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?

The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.

The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.

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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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