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STAR for Formulating Protein Rich Baked Products

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    26 Mar 2024 to 26 Jul 2024
  • Registration Period:

    02 Jan 2024 to 14 Mar 2024
  • Time:

    08:00 AM to 08:00 AM,
    Weekdays (8.30am to 5pm)
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Protein dietary requirement increases with age and adequate protein intake is associated with many positive functional outcomes. As such, there is a noticeable growing interest in protein fortification of food and beverages. However, protein fortification has implications on the quality of the food product, especially bakery products, due to its impact on dough handling, mixing times and other attributes. Hence, it cannot be added without care and consideration. 

Incorporation of additional protein in baked goods requires careful selection of ingredients, reformulation with proper application of additives or process adjustment to meet the recommended protein content without compromising the eating quality. This is in addition to the understanding of the requirements of Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) to develop a more nutritionally wholesome baked product.

The course comprises of 1-day in-class training and practical session. Thereafter, participants are required to complete a project under the guidance of the trainer with a maximum of three mentoring sessions.  Participants will carry out the project at their own facility and present the prototypes to the trainer during mentoring sessions for further guidance on improvements. Project will need to be completed within 3 months from the course date. A report to summarize the key findings of the trials is to be submitted within 2 weeks upon project completion.

STAR for Formulating Protein Rich Baked Products

Course Objective

This course equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills in product development of healthier protein-enriched baked goods through project-based training.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Formulate a  healthier protein-enriched bakery product
2. Improve common quality issues in protein fortification in bakery product

Topics to be covered

1. Introduction of Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS)
2. Nutritional analysis of food products
3. Ingredient used for nutrient fortification
4. Health benefits of protein fortification
5. Formulating a healthier protein-enriched bakery product
6. Improve quality issues when incorporating protein into bakery products 
7. Practical Session - Improve quality issues when incorporating protein into bakery products 

Diagram of the course structure and timeline.

Minimum Requirements

1. ITE/Polytechnic Diploma in relevant food science discipline or equivalent qualifications.
2. Literate in Microsoft Excel
3. Working in a SFA-licensed food establishment with bakery equipment.

Important Note

Participants are required to:

- Attach SFA licence and UEN printout during course registration.

- Bring an internet-enabled laptop with Microsoft Excel to complete course assignment and assessment.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Assistant Pastry Chef / Pastry Chef / Head Baker / Assistant Food Technologist / Food Technologist

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $3,780.00 $113.40 $533.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $2,940.00 $113.40 $1,373.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $2,940.00 $113.40 $1,373.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $3,780.00 $113.40 $533.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $378.00 $4,578.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Course Trainer(s)

Sheryl Lim

Sheryl Lim is a food technologist at FIRC (Food innovation and resource centre) and has 10 years of industrial experience in the baking and ingredients sector. She is involved in various projects with clients from the food industry as well as research related to protein fortification. Since 2015, she has worked closely with clients to solve technical issues faced and provided advice and knowledge on functions of various relevant ingredients. She was a recipient of a scholarship while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the National University of Singapore.

Lynn Loh

Lynn Loh prides herself to be a meticulous chef with a great passion for baking. She brings a wealth of experience since she started her career in 2003 as a Pastry Chef in various 5 stars hotels, and as Pastry Instructor in a reputed hospitality Institute from 2010 till 2015. She is well versed in the kitchen operations of hotel, private restaurant and factory production kitchen. She mastered the skills and knowledge in many kinds of flour confectionery and sugar confectionery products. 

Since 2015, FIRC is proud to have Lynn as Bakery Technologist and providing her expertise in helping numerous SMEs and MNCs with food science and bakery solutions.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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