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FDQ Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills (QCF)

Course Code: C2646
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19

This one year course is suitable for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in a bakery environment, it is designed to give students the opportunity to work in the bakery industry and will also equip you with basic patisserie skills to improve employment prospects. The course includes theory work as well as the development of practical industry skills in the College’s state of the art bakery kitchen. You will be assessed on your practical skill through involvement in the production of bakery goods to be sold in the College’s very popular bakery shop which is operated at our Titanic Campus.  Topics covered include: 

  • bakery food safety and health and safety
  • prepare and mix craft doughs
  • produce craft laminated doughs
  • oven bake craft doughs
  • prepare and mix craft flour confectionery

As well as developing the skills and knowledge required to succeed in a career in baking, this course will also provide you with access to key employers through the College’s excellent industrial relationships.   

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. 

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Upon successful completion you may seek employment in the bakery industry or you may progress to further study in Bakery Level 3. Successful completion of this course may also provide students with the opportunity to progress into other employment within the hospitality industry or even to setting up their own bakery business.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at  All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Students are required to supply their own kit at the cost of approximately £100.00.

Contact Information

Lorna Johnston, Tel: 028 9026 5022 or email: [email protected]