WSQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Management (Part-Time)

Supported by SPRING Singapore – SkillsFuture Study Award for Food Services Sector


The WSQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Management (Part-time) aims to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment and career advancement in the Food and Beverage sector at supervisory or management level.

Programme Structure

Programme Intake

Programme Intakes Dates
WSQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Management (Part-Time) May 2018
  • Start: 08 May 2018
  • End: 11 December 2018
October 2018
  • Start: 10 October 2018
  • End: 29 May 2019

Mode of Study


The average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:40 for theory lessons and 1:20 for practical lessons.

Assessment Framework

Theory and practical examinations, practical exercises, presentations, written assignments, projects, class participation.

Duration & Structure

24 months  OR

7 months with approved exemptions. Refer to Entry Requirements for more details.

Institutional Training
Participants will be expected to complete 28 subjects. The programme will be conducted once a week 8.30am – 5.00pm.

Industrial Attachment
The industrial attachment component combines practical training with hands-on experience in a workplace setting within the hospitality industry. Participants with relevant work experience may be exempted from Industrial Attachment. Refer to Entry Requirements for more details.


WSQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Management awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Outline


  • WSQ Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures*
  • WSQ Maintain Food and Beverage Service Environment*
  • WSQ Interact with and Serve Food and Beverage Guests*
  • WSQ Prepare for Service (Mise En Place)*
  • WSQ Perform Hosting Duties*
  • WSQ Prepare and Serve Coffee and Tea*
  • WSQ Prepare Non-Alcoholic Beverages*
  • WSQ Coordinate Food and Beverage Service*
  • WSQ Maintain Inventories*
  • WSQ Provide Catering Service*
  • WSQ Supervise Room Service*
  • WSQ Provide Essentials of Dining Room Service*
  • WSQ Supervise Bar Service*
  • WSQ Provide Tableside Service*
  • WSQ Implement Loss Prevention*
  • WSQ Supervise Staff*
  • WSQ Manage Food and Beverage Operations
  • WSQ Manage Cost and Quality Controls
  • WSQ Administer Purchasing and Receiving Procedures
  • WSQ Manage Loss Prevention
  • WSQ Manage Training
  • WSQ Manage Catering
  • WSQ Optimise Sales
  • WSQ Comply with Legal Requirements
  • WSQ Develop and Implement Budget
  • WSQ Develop Marketing Strategies
  • WSQ Manage Guest Service
  • WSQ Plan Special Events
  • Industrial Attachment (6 months)*

*Applicants with relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and Industrial Attachment and as such complete the course in 7 months.

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Entry Requirements
WSQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Management
Entry Requirements English Proficiency Requirements
Singaporeans / Singapore PR Applicant International Applicant
  • At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:
    • Pass in GCE ‘N’ Level English
    • Band 5.5 in IELTS
    • Minimum score of 79 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test


  • A pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification will be recognized as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements
  • Minimum 3 GCE ‘O’ Level / 5 GCE ‘N’ Level / Pass in NITEC
  • Relevant work experience in the industry.
  • Successfully completed minimum 11 years of formal education.
  • Relevant work experience in the industry
  • Valid work pass throughout the entire course
  • Applicants with relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and Industrial Attachment and as such complete the programme in 7 months
Programme Fees


WSQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Management (DFMP) Singaporean / Singapore PR International
Full Course Fee (Before GST) $9,400.00 $11,709.35
SSG Grant1 $6,580.00 N.A.
Nett Course Fee (Before GST) $2,820.00 $11,709.35
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $197.40 $819.65
Total Nett Course Fee Payable2,3 (Including GST) $3,017.40 $12,529.00
Additional Funding if eligible under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES)4 $1,880.00 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from MES $1,137.40 N.A.
Additional Funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS)5 $2,350.00 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from WTS $667.40 N.A.

1Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 70% SSG funding for all WSQ Diploma level programmes. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2Course fee payable include essential training items.

3Singaporeans may also utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) or SkillsFuture Credits (where applicable) to offset total net course fee payable. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

4The SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

5The WTS is for Singaporeans aged 35 years and above (13 years old and above for Persons With Disabilities) and who earn a monthly income of not more than $2,000.00.


Description When Payable Amount(incld. GST)
Application Fees Upon application
SHATEC English Testb Upon   admission
(if applicable)
Re-Admission Fees Upon   admission
(if applicable)
Late Payment Fee Upon exceeding the instalment due date 1% per month on amount outstanding, payable together with the amount outstanding
Review / Remarking of Examination Paper
(per theory subject)
Upon registration for review / remarking 53.50
Re-Examination (per WSQ module or SHATEC theory subject) Upon registration of Re-Exam 107.00
(per SHATEC practical subject)
Re-Examination with Tutorial
(minimum of 2 hours)
214.00 for first 2 hour block

107.00/subsequent hour or part thereof

 aMiscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable. Miscellaneous fees are generally out of pocket expenses which cannot be offset by PSEA or SkillsFuture Credits.

bSHATEC English Test is only registered where the student does not fulfil the English requirements required by SHATEC during application.

cAll prices quoted are accurate at time of print but may be subjected to changes without notice.

Student Administration

Tel: (65) 6415 3510 / 519 / 528 / 554
Email: [email protected]

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