About our new bakery qualification.

A fresh take on vocational bakery at level 2. The new OAL bakery qualification gained Ofqual approval in October 2017, and is already selling like hot cakes!

This qualification is designed to develop and assess the competent performance of those involved in bakery operations, so they develop the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to work effectively in their role. On achievement of the qualification learners will have developed the level of competence which will enable them to perform consistently, reliably and productively in their work role and make a positive contribution to employment.

OAL Level 2 Diploma in Bakery – 603/2473/9

This qualification underpins delivery of the baker apprenticeship standard. It will also support progression to increased responsibility or promotion opportunities in work; level 3 vocational qualifications in bakery/confectionery/patisserie/food and drink operations/management; advanced bakery operations, technical or management related job roles in bakery or food and drink.

Baker apprenticeship standard

Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) offers the qualification which supports the delivery of the level 2 baker apprenticeship standard. We are also approved to offer apprentice end-point assessment services for bakery apprentices.

To view the standard, please click here.

End-point assessment for baker

The end-point assessment can take place at the workplace AND a recognised facility. The assessment itself consists of three distinct components:

  1. A written knowledge test answered through multiple choice questions. It will test core knowledge and knowledge relating to one option as relevant to the apprentice’s workplace: craft, in-store or automated
  2. An observation at an assessment centre. Core skills and behaviours will be assessed
  3. A workplace observation and interview assessing core skills, skills relating to one option and knowledge and behaviours

To achieve final certification, the apprentice must have completed and achieved a minimum of a pass in each of the end-point assessment components.

Click here to download the Baker specification ST0191/AP04