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Certificate in European Pastry (QF Level 2)

Programme code HT212383

Duration of Study
4 Months
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
International Culinary Institute

(Class venue at International Culinary Institute (Pokfulam) / Hotel and Tourism Institute (Tin Shui Wai).)

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

Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 3 or equivalent
Programme Aims
Aims to provide trade skills training to those who wish to pursue a career in the bakery and pastry industry. It enables students to gain theoretical knowledge, complex skills of European pastry production which will help them develop their generic skills as a pastry cook; and to cultivate professional ethics and attitude towards the industry. It also provides students with the opportunities to explore their career development by becoming life-long learners.
Career Prospects
Upon graduation, career counselling services will be provided to facilitate graduates to join the hotel, catering and tourism industries. Graduates may start a career at operative level in the bakery and pastry industry like junior pastry cook. By accumulating relevant experience in the industry, they can progress to senior position as Assistant Pastry Chef. 
QF Level
QF Level: 2
QR Registration No.: 15/002735/L2
Validity Period: 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2026
  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 antibody result, a vaccine is recommended.
  5. Students are required to have a medical check, purchase the designated reference books, uniform and safety 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. Applicants should have good sense of smell.
  8. Subject to training requirements, students may be arranged to attend lessons or to undergo practical training which may be scheduled on evenings, Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays at other campuses or venues