Certificate supplement (*)

Title of the qualification (FI)
Title of the qualification (SV)
Leipurimestarin erikoisammattitutkinto (FI)
Specialyrkesexamen f

Translated title of the qualification (EN)
Specialist Qualification for Bakers (EN)
This translation has no legal status.

Profile of skills and competences
   Composition of the qualification
The modules of the qualification are breads, pastries, confectionery products, prepared bakery products, decorative bakery products and presentations and business management and supervisory assignments. Candidates may specialise either in industrial baking or in small-scale bakery operations.

Vocational skills and competences required for completion of the qualification
Those who have completed the qualification shall:
-command the working methods, machinery and equipment used in bakeries and also be capable of instructing other workers in these aspects
-be familiar with raw ingredients and their properties even in special diets
-be aware of the effects of various raw ingredients on products
-be able to price their products profitably
-know how to store raw ingredients and products correctly
-be capable of assuming responsibility for the quality of their own products and those of their own unit
-be familiar with the applications of different types of sponge, souring agents and sweeteners and employ their skills to make and design a variety of products
-understand the significance of good customer service and sales to a business enterprise
-be able to present their products both orally and in writing

Range of occupations accessible to the holder of the certificate
Those who have completed the qualification may work in various assignments requiring a high standard of vocational skills in the field and in supervisory and product development assignments.

(*) Explanatory note
This document is designed to provide additional information about the specified certificate and does not have any legal status in itself. The format of the description is based on the following texts: Council Resolution 93/C 49/01 of 3 December 1992 on the transparency of qualifications, Council Resolution 96/C 24/04 of 15 July 1996 on the transparency of vocational training certificates, and Recommendation 2001/613/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 July 2001 on mobility within the Community for students, persons undergoing training, volunteers, teachers and trainers.
More information on transparency is available by going to: www.cedefop.eu.int/transparency
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Official basis of the certificate
Name and status of the body awarding the certificate

The qualification certificate is awarded by the qualification committee appointed by the National Board of Education.
Name and status of the national/regional authority providing accreditation/recognition of the certificate
Ministry of Education
National Board of Education, a central administrative board operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Education
Level of the certificate (national or international)

Post-secondary non-university level, ISCED 4C
Grading scale/Pass requirements

Access to the next level of education/training

International agreements
Legal basis

Vocational Adult Education Act (631/1998); Vocational Adult Education Decree (812/1998)

Officially recognised ways of obtaining the certificate
The qualification is obtained by demonstrating vocational skills in competence tests. National qualification requirements have been defined in core curricula drawn up by the National Board of Education. Education and training leading to the qualification is arranged when necessary. This involves drawing up an individual study plan which includes a learning plan and a competence test plan.

Entry requirements
Qualifications may be completed irrespective of how the vocational skills and competences have been obtained.

Additional information
The organisation and supervision of competence tests is the responsibility of Qualification Committees. The Qualification Committees represent employers, employees, teachers and, when necessary, entrepreneurs in the field.

National Reference Point (NRP)
National Board of Education
P.O. Box 380
FI-00531 Helsinki, Finland
More information (including a description of the national qualifications system) is available by going to: www.oph.fi/info/recognition