Baking Technology Management FdSc Foundation Degree
London South Bank University is the site of the oldest Bakery School in the UK. This foundation degree is currently the only available in the baking industry and has recently been endorsed by the The Worshipful Company of Bakers, making it highly sought after course.
This course will help you develop the skills to become a highly successful baking technologist. You will develop specialist managerial skills, which are linked to the commercial and technological aspects of the baking profession. The course will enable you to work in different organisational contexts and manage the manufacturing and baking process/product and/or service from inception through to the market place. Upon graduation you will have the confidence and knowledge to diagnose operational problems and recommend possible industrial solutions.
Many of our students on this course go on to study the BSc (Hons) Baking Technology Top-up course upon completion of this FdSc, giving them a full Honors degree at the end of the three years.
You will be assessed through a mixture of essays, assignments, in-class problem-solving exercises, case studies and practical and theoretical exams.
- Bakery food science
- Bread, theory and analysis of production management
- Bakery safety, health and safety and HR management
- Technology of flour confectionery
- Research methodology
- Chocolate production, computer labelling and packaging
- Advanced bread technology
- Creative confectionery
- Artisan chocolate
- Advanced research
- Methodology and statistics
- Product design, development, packaging, labelling and plant layout
- Business leadership
- Financial management and organisation
This course is widely recognised across the baking industry and provides strong working partnerships with a number of organisations providing excellent career opportunities upon graduation.
Graduates from this course qualify with solid business knowledge to starting up their own operation, running a small business or working in an international food company.
Types of Careers
The majority of bakers in the UK are employed in plant bakeries and in-store bakeries. These tend to be large companies, where opportunities for further training and career progression tend to be more positive. Prospects for promotion in baking are good, with options available to move into supervisory roles, production management roles or into an advisory role – depending on which area of bakery you specialise in.
For those who are able to combine baking skills with a head for business – skills which are taught on this course, there are excellent possibilities for starting your own business.
One career option is to work your way up to a bakery production manager. They have a range of responsibilities, from overseeing the production process and drawing up production schedules, to making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality, to estimating the costs and setting the quality standards.
To work in bakery, you will need to have a passion for food, be able to work under pressure, have good communication skills and have plenty of stamina as well. Bakers often work unsociable hours and shift work is common. Baking can involve physical work, while bakeries can be hot and noisy places to work.
Salary you can expect
While salaries for bakers are around £13,000-£19,000, there is the potential for this to rise to £25,000 for those with specialist skills or additional responsibility. Bakery plant production managers can earn up to £40,000 a year. (National Careers Service)
Students who successfully complete the FdSc often go on to top their qualification up to a full Honors degree within a year by progression onto the BSc (Hons) in Baking Technology Management.
LSBU Employability Services
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.
3 to 4 days per week
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- 140 UCAS points:
- DEE/CD at A level; or
- BTEC National Diploma – MPP/MM; or
- All Level 3 qualifications welcome - including Access courses with Pass + 15 Merits; plus
- Five GCSEs including Maths and English.
We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0, TOFEL - 550 (print-based), TOFEL- 80 (internet-based), Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
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