For learners exploring a career in the baking industry, our Bakery apprenticeship is the route to progress.


Available at Level 2 and Level 3, our Bakery apprenticeship offers students the chance to learn and develop key skills and knowledge required for baking, while working alongside expert assessors with experience in the baking industry. This apprenticeship can lead to employment as a craft baker, in-store baker and cake decorator, among many other roles.


Funding band: £1,500

Length: Minimum 12 months

Sample Units:

  • Principles of flour in bakery
  • The principles of food safety for manufacturing
  • Principles of packaging in bakery
  • Principles of preparing and handling bakery finishing materials
  • Demonstrate cake decoration skills in finishing cakes with sugar paste

Career Progression:

  • Sales/Service Support Assistant
  • Plant Baker
  • In-store Baker
  • Craft Baker
  • Confectioner
  • Cake Decorator

Funding band: £6,000

Length: Minimum 18 months

Sample Units:

  • Principles of keeping financial records in food business
  • The principles of HACCP for food manufacturing
  • Principles of Mechanical Dough Development (MDD) using spiral mixing
  • Principles of keeping up to date with legislation in food business
  • Principles of implementing plans in food business

Career Progression:

  • Sales/Service Manager
  • Specialist Plant Baker
  • Master Baker
  • Specialist Confectioner
  • Specialist Cake Decorator
  • Chocolatier
  • Specialist In-Store Baker

Next Steps...

Contact Strive Training’s Fish and Shellfish team on 0208 952 4856 to find out more.