WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Pastry and Baking)(WSQ HFPP)


The WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) (Part-Time) is curated for any individual with a keen interest in baked goods and the fine arts of pastry making. With strong emphasis on hands-on practices, participants will acquire a strong foundation in bread and pastries production principles as well as restaurant service fundamentals.

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intakes Dates#
WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) (Part-Time) (HFCP) October 2020 Start: 10 October 2020

End: 29 May 2021

Start: 11 October 2020

End: 30 May 2021

November 2020 Start: 7 November 2020

End: 26 June 2021

Start: 08 November 2020

End: 27 June 2021

December 2020 Start: 06 December 2020

End: 18 July 2021

Please send us an enquiry or email to check with our friendly course consultants for course commencement dates in 2020.

Mode of Study

Part 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

28 Weeks

Participants will be expected to complete 13 skills under 4 learning units. The programme will be conducted once a week 9.00am to 6.00pm. 


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

Programme Outline
  1. Food Hygiene
    • Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
  1. Fundamentals of Baking
    • Prepare Equipment and Ingredients
    • Demonstrate Baking Techniques, Mixing Methods, and Piping Skills
    • Prepare Sweet and Savoury Fillings, Sauces and Creams
  1. 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
  1. Restaurant Service Skills for Chefs
    • Interact and Serve Food and Beverage Customers
    • Prepare for Service (Mise En Place)
    • Provide Go-the-Extra-Mile Service
Entry Requirements
WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Pastry and Baking)

(Part-Time) (HFPP)

Entry Requirements

(Singaporeans / Singapore PR / International Applicant)

  • Minimum WPLN Level 4 / Pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification
  • At least one of the following proficiency levels in English1:
    • Pass in GCE ‘N’ Level English
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test
  • International applicant must have a valid work pass throughout the entire course

1A pass in any preceding WSQ Certificate level(s) will also be recognized as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements.

Programme Fees


WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services
(Pastry & Baking)
Singaporean / Singapore PR International
Full Course Fee (Before GST) $5,346.00 $5,346.00
SSG Grant1 $4,793.10 N.A.
Nett Course Fee (Before GST) $552.90 $5,346.00
7% GST on Nett Course Fee2 $47.63 $374.22
Total Nett Course Fee Payable3,4 (Including GST) $600.53 $5,720.22
Additional Funding if eligible under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES)5 $18.30 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from MES $582.23 N.A.

 1Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 90% SSG funding for all WSQ Certificate level programmes and 80% SSG funding for Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

27% GST is applicable on Nett Course Fee after SSG funding for the WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Pastry & Baking) and applicable on the Full Course Fee before SSG funding for Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures.

3Course fee payable include essential training items.  

4Singaporeans 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 S$500.00 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website at to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

5The SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.


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 for review / remarking 53.50
Re-Examination (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