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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification


You walk past a bakery shop and can’t help but take a deep breath of the fragrant aroma coming from it. Have you ever wanted to bake pastries and breads for others to enjoy?

In this course, you will be trained to prepare a range of cakes, desserts, pastries, chocolates and bakery products. Ingredients such as non-halal gelatine, artificial colourings and alcohol liquors, amongst others, will be used. We will also equip you with theoretical knowledge of the industry.

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

What you'll learn

  • Prepare mise en place for baking and pastry
  • Process baking ingredients
  • Prepare a range of bread and pastry products
  • Prepare a range of sweet and savoury pastry fillings
  • Prepare a range of cakes and decorate cakes
  • Prepare a range of hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • Prepare petit fours, chocolates out cake decoration and pralines
  • Evaluate and store finished products
  • Present finished products for display

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 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

Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma course at ITE:

Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates with a GPA of 3.5 and above may 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.

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.

Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates with a GPA of 2.8 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Pastry & Baking graduates are employed as Commis Pastry Cooks and Assistant Bakers by hotels, restaurants and bakeries. Commis Pastry Cooks/Assistant Bakers with work experience and good performance will have excellent opportunities for career advancement to Pastry Cooks/Bakers. This challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.