The Level 1 Bakery qualification is the first step towards your career in bakery. Designed for people who wish to work in this popular industry, the course will ensure you develop the basic skills needed and become familiar with industrial equipment. Most students would normally start at Level 1 but for some students Level 2 may be more appropriate.
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to work in the bakery industry and with an interest in making and baking a wide range of cakes, breads, scones and pastries. You must be flexible and self-motivated. You will need good preparation skills and to be well organised.
Through this course you will develop a practical and theoretical understanding of weighing and mixing processes involved in the production of a variety of bread and confectionery products. You will also develop further skills around confectionery finishing, packaging and selling techniques and food safety principles.
At Level 1 there is a minimum requirement of four GCSE’s, grades A* - E or equivalent qualifications.
The next step could be progression onto one of the following courses:
Further study for science-based or technical qualifications could lead to employment in test bakery or research and development.
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