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Course Duration

12 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Do you have the passion to create artisanal breads, gourmet pastries and beautiful decorative showpieces?

In this course, you will be trained to produce a range of artisanal and decorative breads, yeast-raised pastries, decorative showpieces, confectionery and contemporary-plated desserts.  It also provides you with the knowledge on food nutrition, sensory analytics and pastry menu creation.

This course also includes a six-month enhanced internship at one of the renowned Pastry and Bakery establishments that ITE partners with.

What you'll learn

  • Prepare mise en place for pastry and baking
  • Process baking ingredients
  • Produce a range of artisan and decorative bread
  • Produce yeast-raised pastry products
  • Produce a range of entremets
  • Prepare a range of chocolate and sugar showpieces/decorations
  • Prepare contemporary plated desserts
  • Analyse pastry and baking products
  • Create menu and recipes

Entry Requirements

Nitec GPA:
Nitec in Pastry & Baking with minimum GPA of 2.8 (inclusive of CCA bonus points)


  • Applicants must undergo an admission interview.
  • Applicants may need to pass a pre-admission medical examination as advised by ITE College West. For more information, please contact ITE College West.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma course at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above may apply for progression to the Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts course conducted by ITE in collaboration with Institut Paul Bocuse, France. For more details on the diploma course, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates are employed as Pastry Cooks/Bakers by hotels, restaurants and bakeries. Pastry Cooks/Bakers with work experience and good performance will have excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions, such as Assistant Pastry Chefs/Head Bakers.