WSQ Diploma in Food Services
(Pastry and Baking), Part-Time

Mode of Study:

9 months

Available Intakes:
July 2023
November 2023

Practical training and assessment involve use of eggs and meat-based ingredients.
Kindly declare dietary restrictions (if any) at the point of application.

WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Pastry and Baking), Part Time

Mode of Study:

9 months

Available Intakes:
July 2023
November 2023

Practical training and assessment involve use of eggs and meat-based ingredients.
Kindly declare dietary restrictions (if any) at the point of application.


SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd (UEN: 198301550C) is an appointed CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for courses supported by SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) and/or SkillsFuture Funding. The part-time WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) (TGS-2022015288) is a standalone qualification offered on part-time basis.

The funding support period for the WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) is 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2025.

Available Intakes


Commencement Date

Completion Date

Course Schedule


19 February 2023

10 December 2023

Runs every Sunday 9am – 6pm


9 March 2023

30 November 2023

Runs every Thursday 9am – 6pm


4 July 2023

23 April 2024

Runs every Tuesday 9am – 6pm


8 July 2023

4 May 2024

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


1 November 2023

28 August 2024

Runs every Wednesday 9am – 6pm

Admission Requirements


Minimum 3 GCE ‘N’ Level / WPLN 5 / WSQ Advanced Certificate in Food Services / NITEC / Qualifications of equivalent standard may be recognised on a case-to-case basis


Minimum 1-year experience in the Food Services (Pastry and Baking) industry

(Interview may apply for applicants who do not meet equivalent academic qualifications or expected duration in workplace experience.)

International applicant must have a valid work pass through the entire course.


At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:

  • 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 SHATEC Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English / SHATEC Certificate in Hospitality English


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

Programme Outline

  1. Specialty Pastries and Desserts
    • Pastry Preparation L4
  2. Food Nutrition II
    • Food Science Application L4
  3. Food Production Management
    • Food and Beverage Production Management L4
    • Food and Beverage Inventory Management L4
  4. Food Sustainability
    • Sustainable Food Production Design L4
  5. Food & Beverage Concepts and Set-Ups
    • Business Change Assessment L4
  6. Budgeting in F&B
    • Budgeting L4

Programme Competencies

  • Direct the baking of advanced level pastry products that require high level of attention to details and complexity of techniques
  • Apply food science principles in daily food preparation to enhance customer’s food consumption experience
  • Manage high-volume kitchen production activities and identify opportunities for productivity measurement and improvement in production processes
  • Implement and monitor stocktaking procedures, interpret inventory information, investigate and document missing or damaged stocks in accordance to organisational stock control procedure
  • Facilitate the development of food production processes and initiatives that reduce waste and environmental impact, and conserve energy
  • Identify latest industrial developments and regulatory framework applicable to organisation
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting for annual financial and business planning within the business unit


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the
Diploma in Food Services (Pastry and Baking) by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Fees

Course Fee Payable after SkillsFuture Funding (where applicable), inclusive of 8% GST

Singaporean below 40 years old / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holders

Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above

International Applicants









Non SME-Sponsored





  • Course fee payable include essential training items.
  • Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 70% SSG (Baseline) Course Fee Grant. With effect from 1 October 2021, this training support will be extended to Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders. The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens (SCs) with (i) at least one SC child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the SC sponsor is able to support the family. LTVP+ holders will be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.
  • The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES) is applicable for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above for up to 90% of course fees. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website
  • SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) offers additional support for SMEs in the form of higher course fee subsidies. SMEs enjoy SkillsFuture funding of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees to attend courses supported by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). With effect from 1 January 2022, SSG will introduce a fixed Absentee Payroll (AP) rate at $4.50 per hour, with a $100,000 cap on the maximum AP funding each organisation can claim each calendar year. For more information on ETSS and AP please refer to
  • Singaporeans may utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) 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. Singaporeans who qualfiiy for the SCTP can use their SkillsFuture Credit (opening and top-up) and Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) to offset out-of-pocket course fees. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). NTUC members from 40 years and above enjoy up to $500 per year. For more information and terms and conditions, please refer to
"I had the experience but not the qualification to prove my skills.
This is where the SHATEC diploma comes in as the best professional certification, as a complement to my continuing career journey!”
Chef Steven Lim
Head Chef, KPO Café and Bar
Diploma in Culinary Skills (Part-Time)

Career Prospects

Our graduates are in high demand and enjoy good career prospects upon graduation. With a combination of soft skills and knowledge proficiency, SHATEC’s hospitality graduates are well equipped for the 21stcentury workforce. Our graduates become valuable assets to the organisations they are a part of.

You can look forward to rewarding and challenging careers in the following areas


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