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Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts Management Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus, Canada


Sep 2023

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CAD 22924

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 150

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24 months


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Program Overview

The two-year Baking Management Diploma program gives you specialty skills and management expertise, preparing you for a career in the baking and pastry arts industry.

Gain hands-on experience under the direction of our professional chefs in industry-standard baking and pastry labs. In the first year, focus on building a strong foundation of essential baking skills. In the second year, acquire a combination of advanced patisserie training and management skills for job advancement or business ownership.

Unleash your creativity while learning many advanced skills such as:

  • Chocolate work
  • Blown, pulled and cast sugar pieces
  • Special occasion and wedding cakes
  • Artisan breads
  • Plated desserts

Gain knowledge and skills related to business planning, sales and cost forecasting, marketing and capital costs. Learn how to thrive in the daily operation of a professional bakery. Plan and compile a business plan that is then presented to a guest judging panel. 

Graduates from this program can take their career into many specialized areas of the industry. You may find employment as a:

  • Baker
  • Pastry chef
  • Confectioner
  • Chocolatier
  • Research assistant in food manufacturing
  • Bakery manager in commercial or artisan bakeries
  • Restaurant and catering company employee
  • Bakery/patisserie owner
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 150

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11400 Per year

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