This one year course is suitable for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in a bakery environment and will build on the knowledge and experience gained at Level 2. You will benefit from this core understanding and be able to apply this to more detailed learning of complex products and this course will also equip you with intermediate patisserie skills to improve employment prospects. All practical assessment is carried out in our state-of-the-art craft bakery and bakery shop on a continuous basis. The program also gives the opportunity to develop supervisory skills working with the Level 2 students and promotes deeper understanding of the industry through developing new bakery products. In addition to developing the skills and knowledge required this course will also provide you with access to key employers through the College’s excellent industrial relationships.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability. If required, you may also be able to undertake the study of essential skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT for those who have not achieved level 2 or equivalent in these subjects.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Upon successful completion you may seek employment in the bakery industry or even pursue the setting up of your own bakery business. You may progress to further study at the college either on a full or part-time basis or into other employment within the hospitality industry.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/full-time/entry-criteria-further-education/. You must also hold a minimum of a City and Guilds Certificate for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills or significant relevant industry experience or equivalent. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Students are required to supply their own kit at the cost of approximately £100.00.