Apprenticeship , Level 2
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Did you know!

  • Sandwiches account for up to 50% of the bread we eat.
  • 97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.
  • The bread industry is the second largest in the food sector with annual sales of around £3.5 billion.

Course Information


This programme will focus on making bread products in an industrial, in-store or craft bakery environment.


With this apprenticeship you will train to become a baker. Bakers work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of the food and drink industry. Every day bakers make and sell millions of loaves of bread and baked goods, such as cakes, pies, pastries and biscuits to customers. You will gain the core knowledge and skills to excel in this industry and take pride in the products you create.

Benefits and skills

  • Producing a loaf of bread by hand
  • Producing bread, pastry and cake products to specification
  • Finishing bakery products to specification
  • Sourcing, handling and storing ingredients and finished goods
  • Using knives, equipment and machinery
  • Complying with food safety, health and safety, and food hygiene
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues, suppliers and customers
  • Managing your own time to meet strict deadlines
  • Entry requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Apprentice Baker

    As an apprentice baker you will bake products for sampling and customer presentations. In addition, you will work safely with kitchen equipment and will finish and package products to deliver to customers. While working you will adhere to health and safety principles.

    Progression opportunities

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Advanced Baker Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Course details

    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 71863-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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