WSQ Diploma in Food and Services (Pastry and Baking)

Overview

This Diploma programme offers the full spectrum of training for aspiring pastry chefs and bakers to operate competently in a commercial kitchen. Under the guidance of trainers with years of industry experience,students will learn the essential techniques and disciplines of the modern pastries, desserts and baked goods for future success as a skilled pâtissier.

Developed under the brand new Skills Framework for Food Services, the WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) is offered as an integrated programme encompassing skills from Certificate, Higher Certificate and Advanced Certificate levels. It is the complete training track for the Diploma qualification.

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intakes Dates# Application deadline for International Applicants
WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) (DFP) January 2019 Start: 14 January 2019

End:  28 June 2020

14 December 2018
April 2019 Start: 15 April 2019

End:  11 October 2020

15 March 2019
July 2019 Start: 15 July 2019

End:  3 January 2021

15 June 2019
October 2019 Start: 7 October 2019

End:  4 April 2021

7 September 2019

#Commencement date may be subjected to change. Kindly contact the Student Admission for more information. 

Mode of Study

Full Time

The average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:40 for theory lessons and 1:20 for practical lessons.

Assessment Framework

Theory and practical examinations, practical exercises, presentations, written assignments, projects and class participation.

Duration & Structure

18 months consisting of:

12-month Institutional Training

Students will be expected to complete 38 skills under 18 learning units. The programme consists of 15 to 30 instructional hours per week spread over 4 terms or 2 semesters. Each term is 10 weeks in duration, excluding exam and break weeks.

Applicants who have successfully completed a preceding course in WSQ Certificate / Higher Certificate / Food Services (Pastry and Baking) may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and as such complete the institutional training in less than 12 months.

6-month Industrial Attachment

The industrial attachment component combines practical training with hands-on experience that will prepare students well in future careers in the tourism industry.

Students will be placed with approved industry training partners of their choice and a monthly training allowance will be provided during the period of attachment.

Certification

WSQ Diploma in Food Services(Pastry and Baking) awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Outline

Certificate Level

  1. Food Hygiene
    • Follow Food and Beverage Safety and HygienePolicies and Procedures
  2. Basic Skills for Kitchen Operations
    • Demonstrate Basic Knife Skills
    • Receive and Store Products
    • Maintain Safe and Secure Working Environments
    • Prepare Western Cold Sauces
  3. Professional Development 1
    • Project a Positive and Professional Image

Higher Certificate Level

  1. Fundamentals of Baking
    • Prepare Equipment and Ingredients
    • Demonstrate Baking Techniques, Mixing Methods, and Piping Skills
    • Prepare Sweet and Savoury Fillings, Sauces and Creams
  2. Principles of Baking
    • Make Basic Cakes
    • Make Cookies
    • Make Muffins and Scones
    • Make Tarts and Short-Crust Pastries
    • Make Basic Breads
    • Prepare Deep Fried Ready-to-Use Products
  3. Restaurant Service Skills for Chefs
    • Interact and Serve Food and Beverage Customers
    • Prepare for Service (Mise En Place)
    • Provide Go-the-Extra-Mile Service

Advanced Certificate Level

  1. Advanced Baking Techniques
    • Make Café Style Breads
    • Prepare Advanced Cakes
    • Make Puff Pastry Products
    • Prepare Pre-mix, Frozen and Bake-Off Products
  2. Food Quality Management
    • Conduct Food and Beverage Hygiene Audits
    • Supervise Quality Procedures
  3. Western Food Preparation Techniques
    • Demonstrate Basic Dry Heat Cooking Methods
    • Demonstrate Basic Moist Heat Cooking Methods
  4. Food Nutrition
    • Understand Nutritional Knowledge and Dietary Requirements
  5. Communication Skills
    • Facilitate Effective Communication and Engagement at the Workplace
  6. Professional Development 2
    • Develop Self to Maintain Professional Competence at Supervisory Level

Diploma Level

  1. Specialty Cuisines
    • Prepare Various Types of Cuisines
    • Prepare Advanced Western Salads and Garnishes
  2. Specialty Pastries and Desserts
    • Prepare Dry Heat and Moist Heat Asian Desserts
    • Bake for Health
  3. Kitchen Organisation
    • Apply Food and Beverages Concepts and Set-up
  4. Food Production Management
    • Supervise Food Production
    • Maintain Inventories
  5. Food and Beverage Cost Control
    • Manage Cost and Quality Controls
  6. Problem Solving Skills for Managers
    • Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level
Entry Requirements
WSQ Diploma Food Services (Pastry and Baking) (DFP) Entry Requirements

(Singaporeans / Singapore PR / International Applicant)

  • Minimum 2 GCE ‘N’ Level / Any WSQ Certificate in Food Services (Pastry and Baking)1 / Qualifications of equivalent standard
  • Successful Interview2
  • At least one of the following proficiency levels in English3:
    • Pass in GCE ‘N’ Level English
    • Band 5.0 in IELTS
    • Minimum score of 61 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test
    • Pass in Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English / Certificate in Hospitality English

1Applicants who have successfully completed a preceding course in WSQ Certificate / Higher Certificate / Advanced Certificate in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and as such complete the institutional training in less than 12 months.

2Interview may be waived for applicants who has successfully completed any preceding WSQ Certificate level(s).

3A pass in any preceding WSQ Certificate level(s) will also be recognized as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements.

Programme Fees

PROGRAMME FEES

WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) (DFP) Singaporean / Singapore PR International
Full Course Fee (Before GST) $20,226.00 $20,226.00
SSG Grant4 $17,027.40 N.A.
Nett Course Fee (Before GST) $3,198.60 $20,226.00
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $223.90 $1,415.82
Total Nett Course Fee Payable5,6 (Including GST) $3,422.50 $21,641.82
Additional Funding if eligible under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES)7 $1,176,00 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from MES $2,246.50 N.A.
Additional Funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS)8 $2,187.30 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from WTS $1,235.20 N.A.
Applicants who have successfully completed a preceding course in WSQ Certificate / Higher Certificate / Advanced Certificate in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and as such complete the institutional training in less than 12 months. Click here to find out more on course fees applicable after exemptions.

4Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 70% SSG funding for all WSQ Diploma level programmes. A minimum 6-month retention in the industry is recommended as part of the obligation for enjoying this funding. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

5Course fee payable include essential training items.

6Singaporeans may also utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) or SkillsFuture Credits (where applicable) to offset total net course fee payable. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

7The SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

8The WTS is for Singaporeans aged 35 years and above (13 years old and above for Persons With Disabilities) and who earn a monthly income of not more than $2,000.00.

MISCELLANEOUS FEESa  

Description When Payable Amountc(incld. GST)
Singaporean/ Singapore PR International
Application Fees Upon application
(Non-refundable)
130.00 350.00
iPASS Upon admission
(Non-refundable)
NA 400.00
SHATEC English Testb Upon   admission
(if applicable)
60.00
Re-Admission Fees Upon   admission
(if applicable)
60.00
Re-Examination (per  WSQ module or ) SHATEC theory subject) Upon registration of Re-Exam 107.00
Re-Examination (per SHATEC practical subject) 214.00
Re-Examination with Tutorial (minimum of 2 hours) 214.00 for first 2 hour block

107.00/subsequent hour or part thereof

Computer Lab / Mock-up Guest Room Based Practical Practice Upon registration of Practical Practice 26.75 for first 2 hour block

16.05/ subsequent hour or part thereof

Review / Remarking of Examination Paper
(per theory subject)
Upon registration for review / remarking 53.50
Late Payment Fee Upon exceeding the instalment due date 1% per month on amount outstanding, payable together with the amount outstanding
Replacement of Student ID Upon provision of service 5.35
Replacement of Practicum / Industrial Attachment Log Book 10.70

aMiscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable. Miscellaneous fees are generally out of pocket expenses which cannot be offset by PSEA or SkillsFuture Credits.

bSHATEC English Test is only registered where the student does not fulfil the English requirements required by SHATEC during application.

cAll prices quoted are accurate at time of print but may be subjected to changes without notice.


Student Administration

Tel: (65) 6415 3510 / 519 / 528 / 554
Email: enrolment@shatec.sg


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