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Professional Bakery Level 3
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Catering & Hospitality 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
At level 1 there is a minimum of four GCSE’s at grade E, or equivalent.

Professional Bakery Level 3

You will learn the advanced practical skills and techniques that will equip you for work in this popular and rewarding industry.

About the Course

An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated and passionate about working 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.

What will I learn? 
Through this course you will further develop your 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. Products in bread and confectionery range from traditional and craft items to modern.

The Food Safety Level 2 certificate is also included within the course.

There are opportunities to enter local and national competitions where you will be mentored by our highly skilled lecturing staff.

Key Units

Why study this course at The Sheffield College? The college has a vibrant atmosphere and the department has an international and national reputation for excellence. The facilities in the department are exceptional with bespoke, cutting edge facilities that are the envy of the industry. You will become part of a highly disciplined and enthusiastic department which ensures students reach their full potential

Where will it lead? This course can lead onto a full time level 2 qualification or employment in junior posts within the industry. Career opportunities could include supermarket in-store bakeries or independent bakeries of any size. Further study for science or technical qualifications can lead to test bakery or research and product development.

Entry Requirements

At level 1 there is a minimum of four GCSE’s at grade E, or equivalent.


Practical assessments, written assignment and end of unit test papers.

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What else will I gain? 
If you do not currently have A-C grades, you will also work towards improving your achievements in Maths and English.

Extra Costs

What will I need? 

You will be expected to join ABST at an approximate cost of £15. You will need to purchase some specialist equipment before the start of the course. This includes a bakery uniform and other equipment. The approximate cost of which is £150.

Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college’s Learner Support Fund.