Bakery (Professional) - Level 2
Course Code: TF1FE048
This course is for anyone interested in a career in the bakery industry.
The course looks at the ingredients used to make products and the science behind them. As well as theory units that are assessed on assignment work and short test papers you will undertake extensive practical assessments that cover a wide range of dough, pastry, cake, chocolate and decoration.
You will also cover food safety and have the opportunity to complete your food allergen certificate from the Food Standards Agency.
The entry requirements for the course are GCSE grades A*/9 - C/4 in maths and English.
We would also consider experience in the industry as an alternative to the above qualifications.
Having an interest in the bakery industry is also a requirement.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Blackpool and the Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn.
One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstration. Your tutor ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so that you can see the practical skill used so that you can practice the skill.. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work and within practical cookery sessions.
Following demonstrations you will have hands on practical time where you will be learning skills in dough and pastry preparation and bakery methods, food safety, and professional working practices.
There will be de dedicated individual/self-study time on your programme which needs to be supported by your own study outside of the college learning environment. E-learning is also a key element of our courses and will involve you using our moodle platform and dynamic learning for independent study. Your tutors will support you in preparing for assessments alongside your own responsibility for your learning.
For 16-18 year olds- subject to prior qualifications Maths and English study may vary. 13 hours for your main qualification class contact with both 3.8hours additional for GCSE Maths and 3.8 hours additional for GCSE English or 1.5 hrs for each functional skill. This will be calculated and confirmed at enrolment.
For 16 – 18 Yr students you will be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours work placement during the year.
For 19+ students your class contact time will be 12 hours per week. This includes practical workshops and knowledge building sessions.
All students are required to do at least 3hrs independent study, guided by your tutor.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.