Diploma in Pastry and Bakery

Provided by At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

Course introduction


Ideal for: Aspiring chefs with a passion for breads and pastries, a motivation to excel and dreams of a global career in intricate pastry work. Graduates may progress to degree courses by Johnson & Wales University (USA). 

*Upon completion, graduate is awarded with a full qualification in WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Pastry & Baking).

Course reference number: CRS-Q-0036653-MF

Area of Studies

Term 1
• Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
• Maintain Food and Beverage Production Environment
• Prepare Equipment and Ingredients
• Maintain Quality Control Procedures
• Demonstrate Baking Techniques, Mixing Methods and Piping Skills
• Make Cookies
• Prepare Basic Malay Desserts
• Prepare Basic Chinese Desserts
• Prepare Sweet and Savoury Fillings, Sauces and Creams
• Prepare Icing, Chocolate and Glazes
• Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Operations Level
• Cultivate a Productivity and Innovative Mind-set
• Make Tarts and Short-Crust Pastries
• Make Basic Cakes
• Interact and Serve Food and Beverage Customers

Term 2
• Prepare Advanced Cakes
• Faciliate Effective Work Teams
• Establish Relationships for Customer Confidence
• Facilitate Effective Communication and Engagement at the Workplace
• Supervise Quality Procedures
• Understand Nutritional Knowledge and Dietary Requirements
• Bake for Health

Term 3
• Supervise Food Production
• Administer Purchasing and Receiving Procedures
• Maintain Inventories
• Make Café Style Breads
• Make Choux Pastries
• Make Puff Pastry Products
• Make Yeast-raised Pastries

Term 4
• Bake Artisan and Decorative Breads
• Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level
• Manage Crisis Situations
• Make Hot and Cold Desserts
• Design Contemparary Plated Desserts
• Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement
• Conduct Staff Performance Assessment Process
• Maintain Displays
• Develop Menus
• Implement Site/Outlet and Equipment Maintenance Plans
• Prepare and Serve Wines
• Develop and Implement Budget
• Develop Ice Cream Recipes
• Prepare Advanced Confectionary
• Prepare Advanced Entremets and Tarts
• Prepare Macaroons
• Prepare Chocolate Decorations and Make Pralines
• Fabricate Chocolate Decorations
• SpiceOdyssey® Project (Non WSQ)

Term 5


Entry Requirements

Passion for Pastry & Bakery

  • At least 17 years old
  • At least 1 week industry experience in any F&B establishments
  • Possess leadership qualities, artistic and disciplined
  • Required to undergo an interview and online profile test
  • At-Sunrice graduates of WSQ CCA / CPB / CFBO / CBO with a minimum average grade of B and above
Singaporean / Singapore PR Applicants:
  • At least 3 GCE 'N' Level credits (including English) or WPLN Level 5
  • Completed / Exempted from National Service (For Singaporean Males only)
International Applicants:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL (internet based total) 46-59 / WPLN Level 5

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Intake dates 

  • 29 July 2019
  • 2 September 2019
  • 14 October 2019
  • 25 November 2019

Eastern and Western Pastry and Bakery
With a unique Study & Work pedagogy, you will have the opportunity to learn a wide range of baking techniques - from the fundamentals to the advanced of Eastern & Western cuisines. You will also take part in an enriching apprenticeship working in established pastry & bakery outlets that will groom you for the vibrant F&B industry. 
The Diploma programme content follows the Enhanced Food and Beverage WSQ Framework, Pastry and Bakery progression track by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

Study and Work
  • Term 1 comprises full day classroom learning and hands-on practicum in At-Sunrice. There is no allowance in Term 1.
  • Term 2 and Term 3 consists of 1-week classroom learning (study) and 2-weeks apprenticeship (work) rotation. Students apprentice either at one Asian or one Western restaurant for a period of 6 months.
  • Term 4 comprises full day classroom learning and hands-on practicum in At-Sunrice.
  • Term 5 consists of 6 months Singapore Industrial Attachment (SIA) or Overseas Industrial Attachment (OIA). International students may choose to do their industrial attachment in their home country via Own Country Industrial Attachment (OCIA).

Work Allowances
All students receive S$800 a month for apprenticeship and SIA allowances. In addition, Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents receive 6 months training allowance for apprenticeship from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Up to 18 months

Fees & Funding

Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit
  • Other grants: Workfare Training Support Funding

Diploma In Food Services (Pastry & Baking) Singaporeans (with MCES/WTS Funding) Singaporeans/SPRs (with SME Funding) Singaporeans/SPRs (with SSG Funding) International Students
Programme Fee SGD 31,020.00 SGD 31,020.00 SGD 31,020.00 SGD 31,020.00
Application Fee (Non-Refundable) SGD 100.00 SGD 100.00 SGD 100.00 SGD 100.00
Starter Kit SGD 1,385.00 SGD 1,385.00 SGD 1,385.00 SGD 1,385.00
Admin Fee SGD 500.00 SGD 500.00 SGD 500.00 SGD 500.00
Medical Insurance SGD 90.00 SGD 90.00 SGD 90.00 SGD 90.00
Fee Protection Scheme SGD 230.97 SGD 230.97 SGD 230.97 SGD 230.97
Total SGD 33,325.97 SGD 33,325.97 SGD 33,325.97 SGD 33,325.97
GST (7%) SGD 2,332.82 SGD 2,332.82 SGD 2,332.82 SGD 2,332.82
Total Fees Payable (A) SGD 35,658.78 SGD 35,658.78 SGD 35,658.78 SGD 35,658.78
First Payment SGD 24,596.09 SGD 24,596.09 SGD 24,596.09 SGD 24,596.09
Second payment SGD 11,062.69 SGD 11,062.69 SGD 11,062.69 SGD 11,062.69
Total Fees Payable (A) SGD 35,658.78 SGD 35,658.78  SGD 35,658.78  SGD 35,658.78 
SSG grant disbursement
(Upon programme completion):
SSG Funding SGD (21,714.00) SGD (21,714.00)  SGD (21,714.00) NA
GST (7%)  SGD (1,519.98) SGD (1,519.98)  SGD (1,519.98) NA 
Enhanced Subsidy SGD (3,286.00) SGD (3,286.00)  NA NA 
Total Disbursement (B) SGD (26,519.98) SGD (26,519.98)  SGD (23,233.98) NA 
Net Fees Payable (A - B) SGD 9,138.90 SGD 9,138.90  SGD 12,424.80 SGD 35,658.78 
Absentee Payroll Funding, up to the following amount  SGD 9,810.92 SGD 7,770.00  SGD 4,662.00   NA
  • Application fee (non-refundable) is due upon submission of application form
  • Fee payment for Diploma programme is scheduled over 2 instalments, as follows:
    a) Upon signing of student contract
    b) 9 months after programme commencement 
  • Starter Kit includes the following items:
    a) Knife & Tool Set
    b) Student Uniform Set (includes 2 sets of uniform, 1 pair of safety shoes, 2 aprons and 2 kitchen towels)
    c) Textbooks