Diploma in Entrepreneurship (Patisserie & Baking)

  • 1 December 2017
  • 3 January 2018
  • 1 February 2018
  • 6 March 2018
  • 5 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 5 June 2018
  •  4 July 2018
  •  1 August 2018
  • 3 September 2018
  • 3 October 2018
  • 1 November 2018
  • 4 December 2018

The course duration is 9 months of institutional training including a mone-month project. Maximum allowed period for the student to complete the course is 15 months.

Class Period: Monday to Friday 3 contact hours per session, 5 sessions per week 15 contact hours per week.

The Diploma in Entrepreneurship (Patisserie & Baking) aims to equip students with skills and knowledge to start a small food and beverage (F&B) business within the hospitality industry.

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship and how to start a small business including both front-end operations and back-end processes in general; and patisserie and baking in particular through a combination of classroom learning and project work.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Plan
  • Business Communication
  • Business Information Technology
  • Principles of Pastry Making
  • Principles of Bread Making
  • Principles of Cake Making
  • Project Work: Business Plan
Course Fees Breakdown Singaporeans/SPR – SGD$ International Students – SGD$
Course Fee 5,500.00 5,500.00
Administrative Fee 125.00 250.00
Course Material Fee 500.00 500.00
Examination Fee (internal) N/A N/A
Comprehensive Medical 625.00 625.00
Uniform (2 tops) 50.00 50.00
Amount to be Protected 6,800.00 6,925.00
Application Fee 100.00 200.00
Fee Protection Scheme Fee 200.00 200.00
7% GST 497.00 512.75
Total Course Fee Payable SGD$ 7,297.00 SGD$ 7,837.75
No. of Installments 01 01
1. Each installment amount shall not exceed 12 months’ worth of fees for EduTrust certified PEIs.
2. Each installment after the first shall be collected within one week before the next payment scheduled.

Age: At least 17 years old

Academic: At least 3 subject passes with Grade C6 and above at GCE O-Level OR completed 11 years of formal education OR equivalent

English Proficiency: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

Public and School Holidays

For 2017

  • 24 DecemberChristmas Eve
  • 25 DecemberChristmas Day
  • 31 DecemberNew Year’s Eve

For 2018

  • 01 JanuaryNew Year’s Eve
  • 15 FebruaryChinese New Year Eve
  • 16 FebruaryChinese New Year
  • 17 FebruaryChinese New Year
  • 30 MarchGood Friday
  • 01 MayLabour Day
  • 29 MayVesak Day
  • 15 JuneHari Raya Puasa
  • 09 AugustNational Day
  • 21 AugustHari Raya Haji Eve
  • 22 AugustHari Raya Haji
  • 21 SepBITC 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • 05 NovemberDeepavali Eve
  • 06 NovemberDeepavali
  • 24 DecemberChristmas Eve
  • 25 DecemberChristmas Day
  • 31 DecemberNew Year’s Eve

Note: Dates may be subject to change. You will be advised of any changes accordingly.

Students who have passed all 8 modules and satisfactorily completed all required assessments and assignments shall be awarded the Diploma in Entrepreneurship (Patisserie & Baking) by BITC.

International Students – refer to foreigners – who wish to pursue a full-time study in Singapore with BITC. You are required to apply for a Student Pass with the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Step 1: Pre-Course Counselling And Evaluation

Singaporeans/SPR/International Students will go through BITC Student Enrolment Pre-Course Counselling Checklist & Acknowledgement Form with the Education Consultants/Business Development Managers/BITC’s approved Recruitment Agents who will explain the Programme details, Fee Protection Scheme, Refund Policy, Appeal procedures and other important information.

Singaporeans/SPR/International Students are required to submit the documents below for evaluation:

  • A duly completed BITC Registration Form
  • Clear copy of NRIC (front and back)for local students
  • Clear copy of valid travel document (First and Last page of Passport) for international students
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (white background) or scanned copy of JPEG file size 400 x 514 pixels with white background
  • Certified clear copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Certified copies of ALL academic qualifications and transcripts
  • Payment of Application fee SGD$100.00 (Singaporeans/SPR) and SGD$200.00 (International Students)
    • For Telegraphic Transfer (TT), please quote Student Name and Course Title and Passport No. under the payment details in the TT form and address it to:
      • Name of Bank: Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)
      • Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre. Singapore 049513.
      • Account Number: 687-387514-001 (Singapore Account)
      • Swift Code: OCBCSgSg

All documents submitted needs to be in English language. Please provide the original non-translated and translated documents during submission.

Education Consultants/ Business Development Managers will submit all documents to the Admission department by evaluation of the application. Upon successful acceptance into the programme. BITC will issue a Conditional Letter of Offer together with the Acceptance of Offer Form.

Step 2: Acceptance Of Offer

Education Consultants / Business Development Managers / BITC’s approved Recruitment Agents will inform International Students that their application has been successful. At this point, International students will need to sign and return the Acceptance of Offer Letter Form and provide the supporting documents listed below:

  • Signed Acceptance Letter of Offer Form
  • A duly completed BITC Student Pass Application Form
  • Proof of financial ability in the form of bank statements/fixed deposit accounts/savings accounts (applicable for visa required countries International students)
  • Parent’s and/or Spouse’s employment letter with details such as date of commencement/duration of employment, designation and salary amount/month (applicable for visa required countries International students)
  • Student’s employment letter with details such as date of commencement/duration of employment, designation and salary amount/month (applicable for visa required countries International students)
  • Parents’ marriage certificate (applicable if student’s birth certificate does not state both parent’s name)
  • Student’s marriage certificate (If applicable)

Education Consultants/Business Development Managers/BITC’s approved Recruitment Agents will explain to International Students the contents of the Student Contract and Advisory Note and inform them of any additional documents that may be required.

Step 3: Application

Upon receipt of the signed Acceptance of Offer Letter and Application fee, BITC will proceed to submit the Student Pass application via Singapore ICA Student Online Application & Registration+ (SOLAR+) system.

In general, processing time for a NEW Student Pass application is about 2 weeks – 4 weeks. Processing time for International Students transferring their student pass from other PEIs is about 2 weeks to process. Some applications may however take a longer time to process.

BITC does not guarantee any successful approval of the Student Pass application. For more information on Student Pass application, please refer to www.ica.gov.sg.

Upon approval of the Student Pass application, International Students will be informed of the result via email from their Education Consultants / Business Development Managers / BITC’s approved Recruitment Agents.


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