WSQ Higher Certificate in Pastry and Bakery (Teach-Out Programme)


This programme offers fundamental knowledge and skills, with hands-on experience that prepares participants for entry-level employment in the F&B industry.

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intakes
WSQ Higher Certificate in Pastry and Bakery (Part-Time) Please contact us at for 2019 intake details.

Mode of Study


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, class participation.

Duration & Structure

12 months  OR

6 months (22 weeks) with approved exemptions. Refer to Entry Requirements for more details.

Participants will be expected to complete 8 subjects. The programme will be conducted on every Saturday 9.00am – 7.00pm.


WSQ Higher Certificate in Pastry and Bakery awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Outline


  • WSQ Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies & Procedures*
  • WSQ Maintain Quality Control Procedures*
  • WSQ Maintain Food and Beverage Production Environment*
  • WSQ Prepare Mise En Place 1*
  • WSQ Maintain Safe and Secure Working Environment*
  • WSQ Prepare Pre-Mix, Frozen and Bake Off Products*
  • WSQ Demonstrate Baking Techniques, Mixing Methods and Piping Skills*
  • WSQ Conduct Baking Ingredients Experiments
  • WSQ Prepare Basic Breads
  • WSQ Prepare Basic Cakes
  • WSQ Prepare Short-crust Pastry
  • WSQ Prepare Muffins and Scones
  • WSQ Prepare Cookies
  • WSQ Prepare Sweet and Savoury Fillings, Sauces and Creams
  • WSQ Prepare Icing, Chocolates and Glazes

*Applicants who have successfully completed a preceding course in WSQ Certificate in Pastry and Bakery may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and as such complete the course in 6 months (22 weeks).

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Entry Requirements
WSQ Higher Certificate in Pastry and Bakery
Entry Requirements English Proficiency Requirements
Singaporeans / Singapore PR Applicant International Applicant
  • At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:
    • Pass in GCE ‘N’ Level English
    • WPLN Level 5 and above
    • Band 5.0 in IELTS
    • Minimum score of 61 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test


A pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification will be recognised as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements

  • Minimum 2 GCE ‘N’ Level / Pass in NITEC
  • Successfully completed minimum 10 years of formal education
  • Valid work pass throughout the entire course
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a preceding course in WSQ Certificate in Pastry and Bakery may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and  as such complete the programme in 6 months
Programme Fees


WSQ Higher Certificate in Pastry and Bakery
Singaporean / Singapore PR International
Full Course Fee (Before GST) $4,500.00 $4,500.00
SSG Grant1 $4,050.00 N.A.
Nett Course Fee (Before GST) $450.00 $4,500.00
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $31.50 $315.00
Total Nett Course Fee Payable2,3
(Including GST)
$481.50 $4,815.00
Additional Funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS)4 $225.00 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from WTS $256.50 N.A.

1Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 90% SSG funding for all WSQ Certificate level programmes. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2Course fee payable include essential training items.

3Singaporeans 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 to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory. 

4The 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.


Description When Payable Amount(incld. GST)
Application Fees Upon application
SHATEC English Testb Upon   admission
(if applicable)
Re-Admission Fees Upon   admission
(if applicable)
Late Payment Fee Upon exceeding the instalment due date 1% per month on amount outstanding, payable together with the amount outstanding
Review / Remarking of Examination Paper
(per theory subject)
Upon registration of Re-Exam 53.50
(per WSQ module or SHATEC theory subject)
Upon registration of Re-Exam 107.00
(per SHATEC practical subject)
Re-Examination with Tutorial
(minimum of 2 hours)
214.00 for first 2 hour block

107.00/subsequent hour or part thereof

Kitchen Based Practical Practice
(fees do not include ingredients)
Upon registration of Practical Practice 53.50 for first 4 hour block

16.05/ subsequent hour or part thereof

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

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