Level 2 Diploma

Professional Bakery

If you are passionate about food and enjoy baking, this could be the course for you. You will develop your practical skills in our state-of-the-art Food Centre, making a wide range of bread and confectionery products.

You will gain additional certificates such as health and safety and food safety. This ensures that you will be fully prepared for a wide range of food related careers.

This course includes a valuable four week work placement where you will also gain essential industry knowledge.

What will I study?

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Typically 4 GCSEs at grade 3, including a 2/3 combination in Maths and English.

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Bakery technologist
  • Chefs in restaurants and hotels
  • New product development technologists
  • Patisserie chef within the hospitality and catering industry

Next step: Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery, possibly degree 

Ambition: Own cake business 

“My school careers advisor suggested I enrol at Reaseheath as it’s one of the few colleges in the area to offer courses in bakery, and it’s got a very good reputation. My mum has her own cake business so she knows a lot about the profession and she was really impressed with the facilities and lecturers when we visited. 

“I’ve really enjoyed my course and I’m looking forward to learning more on my Level 3 Diploma. I’ve made lots of friends and the lecturers make our practical sessions fun. 

“I’d also consider doing a Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology at University Centre Reaseheath to further my knowledge and gain more business and marketing skills. I’ll need those when setting up my own business.”