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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 products
  • Process basic baking ingredients
  • Produce a range of artisan and decorative breads
  • Produce a range of yeast-raised pastry products
  • Produce a range of entremets
  • Prepare a range of chocolate and sugar displays/decorations
  • Design 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 will have to attend an interview and pass a prescribed medical examination
  • 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 courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Diploma course at ITE:

For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also 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.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates are employed as Pastry Cook/Baker in hotels, restaurants and bakeries, likely in supervisory positions. Pastry Cook/Baker with work experience and good performance may be promoted to supervisory positions, such as Assistant Pastry Chef/Head Baker.