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Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Bakery, Pastry and Confectionery (QF Level 3)

Programme code HT113304

Duration of Study
2 Years
(Classes will commence in September 2020 and March 2021)
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
International Culinary Institute - 105

(Class venue : VTC Kowloon Bay Complex - 45 / VTC Pokfulam Complex - 45 / VTC Tin Shui Wai Training Centre - 15)

Class and training venues include but not limited to The International Culinary Institute, VTC Pokfulam Complex, VTC Kowloon Bay Complex, Tin Shui Wai Training Centre, Café Manson at International Culinary Institute, Chinese Training Restaurant and Western Training Restaurant at Pokfulam, The T Hotel at Pokfulam, Training Café at Pokfulam, Western Training Restaurant at Kowloon Bay.

Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary academic structure); OR completion of Secondary 5 with a pass in the HTI / CCI / ICI bridging course; OR equivalent.
Programme Aims
  • Provides training on trade-specific skills for those who wish to pursue a career in the European bakery, pastry and confectionery industry.  It also enables students to gain intricate skills and knowledge of pastry and bakery production techniques, including chocolate and sugar art, of hotels, restaurants and standalone patisseries
  • Equips students with advanced knowledge in baking and pastry arts and science, food hygiene and safety, complex skills, work attitude and ethics so as to improve their career potential and competencies, and to develop their generic and artistic skills as a professional pastry chef
  • Provides students with the opportunities to explore their career development by becoming life-long learners with the aim to develop their analytical and practical skills with a kitchen management focus
Career Prospects
Upon graduation, job placement assistance is provided to help students join the hotel, catering and tourism industries.
Professional Recognition
Students who study the food preparation and catering programmes are required to take the Food Hygiene and Safety module. If they pass the required examinations, they will be awarded with "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Supervisors" and/or "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Managers" which are recognised by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong.
QF Level
QF Level: 3
QR Registration No.: 15/002730/L3
Validity Period: 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2021
  1. Medium of Instruction: Chinese supplemented with English Terminology.
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  3. Students enrolling for this programme must maintain the health standards required of a food handler throughout the duration of training. This encompasses taking a medical check, at students’ own expenses, which includes chest X-ray, urine routine, stool routine, stool culture, hepatitis A virus Ab lgG.
  4. For students who have a negative hepatitis A virus result, a vaccine is recommended.
  5. Students are required to have a medical check, purchase and wear the designated uniform and shoes where applicable, at their own costs. Institute reserves the rights not to admit students who fail to follow this clause.
  6. Items listed in the Curriculum are key modules only, more modules are included in the programme.
  7. Upon completion of this programme, students will have the option to sit for the examination of “Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering” at their own expense. Successful candidates will be awarded with a certificate issued by The Royal Society for Public Heath (UK).
  8. Applicants should have good sense of smell.
  9. The programmes are geared to prepare students for employment after graduation. Graduates may articulate to Professional Certificate / Diploma programmes after having accumulated work experiences in the industry. For enquiries, please call the Institutes at 2538 2200.