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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Do you enjoy baking cakes, pastries and breads while immersing in the fragrant aroma lingering from the oven?

In this course, you will be trained to produce a range of bakery products, breads, cakes, chocolate decorations and desserts. You will use a variety of ingredients, both halal and non-halal in your creations.

The course also includes a three-month and six-month enhanced internship with one of the renowned Pastry or Bakery establishments.

What you'll learn

  • Prepare mise en place for pastry and baking
  • Process baking ingredients
  • Prepare a range of basic and artisanal breads
  • Prepare a range of sweet and savoury pastries
  • Prepare petit fours, chocolates, candies and confectionery
  • Prepare a range of cakes and carry out cake decorations
  • Prepare a range of hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • Apply food nutrition sensory analytics on pastry products
  • Display, evaluate and store finished products

Entry Requirements

GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8

GCE 'N' level passes in English Language and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5


  • Shortlisted applicants will have to 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 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 the 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 in bakeries, cafes, hotels and restaurants. Some of the job titles held include Pastry Cook and Assistant Baker.