Certificate in Baking & Pâtisserie

Course Description

The program is designed to offer hands-on exposure and enable the learner to gain knowledge and skills in all the specialized aspects of baking & patisserie. The learning experience equips one with the competency in Fundamentals of baking & pastry, artisan bakery & viennoiserie, chocolate creations & confiserie, tourier and cookie expertise, iced desserts as well management modules to equip one with skills to run or own a pastry based kitchen section, outlet or business.

The course is administered on-campus and within our fully equipped state-of-the-art training kitchens, whereafter learners are required to complete 15 weeks of Internship at our partner hotels, bakeries and executive cafés.


Course Duration

1 Year


Course Intake

January, June


Entry Requirements

  • KCSE Mean grade D+ (PLUS) with D+ (PLUS) or above in English or Kiswahili and a D- (MINUS) in Mathematics
  • IB/A-Level 3 Credits
  • IGCSE 3 'O' Passes with E and above and/or equivalent of a mean grade of D (PLUS) with E in Math and English or Kiswahili
  • SATs 1010 and above out of 1600


Course Fees Kshs

Student Tuition Fee Application Fee Student Pass Accident Insurance Student ID Graduation & Admin Fee Uniform
Kenyan 350,700 2,500 - 5,000 1,000 15,000 36,600
East African 350,700 5,000 2,500 5,000 1,000 15,000 36,600
International 350,700 5,000 12,500 5,000 1,000 15,000 36,600

For more details see our full fees structure documents on downloads



Study Areas

Year 1
  • Digital literacy
  • Business Communication??
  • Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry
  • Artisan Bakery and Viennoiserie
  • Tourier and Cookie Expert
  • Occupational Safety and Health Practices?
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Dessert costing and presentation
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Iced Dessert and Ice Cream
  • Chocolatier and Confiserie
  • Applied pastry shop operations practical
  • 15 Weeks Industry Placement

  • Enrollment

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