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1. Are the courses taught in English or Mandarin?

Courses at BITC are taught in English by our Chef-Instructors.

As learners come from different countries, English is used as a common language. Mandarin is used based on the  Learner's Profile.

2. Will I be a Pastry Chef once I complete my study at BITC?

Learners will not be ready for the challenge upon graduating from BITC. To be a successful Pastry Chef, one needs formal training, talent and many years of working experience at numerous hotels, pastry kitchen and training under many different pastry chefs.

3. I am not working in the related industry, can I attend the courses you conduct?

Yes, you may as long as you have an interest and passion in baking. It is recommended to register for BITC's Certificate courses.

4. My company is not in the bakery, confectionery, flour or food related company, can I apply for SDF subsidy?

No, to be eligible the person must be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident working in the baking industry or related fields and must be Company sponsored.

Eligible applicant please apply course funding via SkillsConnect at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg


5. If I am unable to complete all modules of the course within the course duration, can I take the rest of the modules at a later date?

Yes, if the course is modular.

6. I am being retrenched and have no experience in baking, can I take the Nitec in Services in Pastry & Baking course?

Please call up the various self-help groups such as the Community Development Council (CDC), Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC), Mendaki, SINDA or Eurasian Association (EA) for assistance.

7. Is there any minimum age requirement to apply for courses at your training college? 

The minimum age requirement is 16 years old.

8. Would there be any holiday break?

There are no holiday break other than the gazetted public holidays.

9. I am a foreign learner, when can I open a bank account in Singapore?

You can open a bank account only after Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has approved your application to study in Singapore.

10. What is the cost of living in Singapore?

These expenses may vary depending on your spending habits.
Please make reference as below: 

Descriptions Rate per
Person
Housing S$400 – S$1,500 per month
(depending on type of accommodation, facilities provided and the number of people sharing)

Utilities

Food

S$80 – S$100(Not applicable for boarding School)

S$300 – S$450 per month

Public Transport S$60 – S$150 per month
Telecommunications S$30 – S$50 (varies with usage and package)
Personal expenses S$100 – S$200 (varies with user)

Medical fee

Medical Hospitalization Insurance

S$30 – S$80 per visit

S$100-S$300 (Depends on Insurance Policy)

 

 

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Registration Period: 7 March 2017 to 6 March 2021
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