Diploma in Culinary and Baking

Course Synopsis:

The Diploma in Culinary and Baking course is designed for learners who aspire to be a pastry or culinary chef. Through a combination of theoretical learning in the classrooms and practical training in the kitchens, learners will acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to design and create an assortment of western dishes, breads, cakes and pastries.

Modules:

1. WSQ Food Safety & Hygiene

The aim of this module is to provide learners with the knowledge and application skills to follow food safety and hygiene procedures and policies, as well as maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of F&B premises.

2. Baking, Pastry and Cookery Process

The aim of this module is to provide learners with an appreciation to the art of pastry and baking. It deals with the tools, skills and knowledge required to understand baking. It introduces the fundamentals of basic baking knowledge and understanding of how ingredients function in recipes.

3. Food Preparation Techniques

The aim of this module is to provide learners with the understanding of kitchen development of practices and procedures that include dealing with the tools, skills and knowledge required in the art of preparing Western food. It also provides an understanding of the art and science of food preparation and presentation.

4. World of French Desserts

The aim of this module is to enable learners to design, prepare and produce a range of French Desserts. They will learn to evaluate and improve the quality of these French Desserts.

5. World of Café Style Bread Making

The aim of this module is to enable learners to design, prepare and produce a range of Café Style Breads. They will learn to evaluate and improve the quality of Café Style Breads.

6. World of Cakes and Confectionaries

The aim of this module is to enable learners to design, prepare and produce a range of cakes and various confectionaries. They will learn to evaluate and improve the quality of cakes and various confectionaries.

7. Western Cold Dish Preparation

The syllabus coverage allows the students to select, prepare, cook and present a range of foods suitable for serving cold. They will learn to evaluate and improve the quality of western cold dishes.

8. Prepare Basic Western Cooking

The aim of this module is to enable learners to prepare cook and finish many dishes in relation to Western, Appetizers, Main course, Sauces and Soup dishes. They will learn to evaluate and improve the quality of the basic western dishes.

9. Integrated Production Cookery

This subject is a capstone and allows students to apply all the knowledge and skills learnt during the programme. Students are required to develop an original menu, produce the menu and present the finished products.

Course Structure:
Mode of Delivery:Face-to-face / Blended
Teacher to Student Ratio:1:20
Duration:Part-time 7 months (Maximum candidature period is 12 months)
Class Frequency:1 days per week x 8 hrs per day, or 2 days per week x 4 hours per day
Total Contact Hours:208 hours of classroom training
Attendance:Achieved minimum attendance of 75% to qualify for graduation.
Assessment Method:Students will be assessed by a variety of assignments and examinations.
Graduation Criteria:Students who have successfully completed the course by passing every module will be awarded the Diploma in Culinary and Baking by AceTek College.
Entry Requirement 
LocalInternational
Minimum Age17 years17 years
Academic Qualification3 GCE ‘N’ Level credits or equivalent or Certificate in Pastry/ Baking, or Qualifications of equivalent standard may be recognised on a case-to-case basis, or Mature candidates aged 30 years old and above with minimum 8 years working experienceCompleted 10 years of formal education or equivalent, or Qualifications of equivalent standard may be recognised on a case-to-case basis, orMature candidates aged 30 years old and above with minimum 8 years working experience
English ProficiencyC6 grade in GCE ‘N’ level English or equivalent orWSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) level 5 qualification in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing or Passed Acetek English Placement TestA Pass in English Language in year 10 or equivalent orWSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) level 5 qualification in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing or Passed Acetek English Placement Test

    Working Hours
    • Monday9:30 am - 6.00 pm
    • Tuesday9:30 am - 6.00 pm
    • Wednesday9:30 am - 6.00 pm
    • Thursday9:30 am - 6.00 pm
    • Friday9:30 am - 5.00 pm
    • SaturdayClosed
    • SundayClosed
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