WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts)


The WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) (Part-Time) is curated for any individual with a keen interest in western cuisines. With strong emphasis on hands-on practices, participants will acquire a strong foundation in basic food production principles as well as restaurant service fundamentals.

Programme Structure

Programme Intake

Programme Intakes Dates
WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services
(Culinary Arts)
April 2019
  • Start: 20 April 2019
  • 30 November 2019
May 2019
  • Start: 04 May 2019
  • End: 14 December 2019
July 2019
  • Start: 27 July 2019
  • End: 28 March 2020

Duration & Structure

30 weeks

Participants will be expected to complete 13 skills under 3 learning units. The programme will be conducted on every Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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.


WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Outline

Programme Outline

  1. Fundamentals of Western Cooking
    • Prepare Equipment and Ingredients
    • Prepare Western Foundation Sauces
    • Prepare Western Stocks and Soups
  2. Principles of Western Cooking
    • Prepare Fish and Seafood for Cooking
    • Prepare Basic Western Egg and Dairy Products
    • Demonstrate Basic Dry Heat Cooking Methods
    • Demonstrate Basic Moist Heat Cooking Methods
    • Prepare Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts and Mushrooms
    • Prepare Basic Western Grains and Legumes
    • Prepare Cold Plates and Garnishes
  1. Restaurant Service Skills for Chefs
    • Interact and Serve Food and Beverage Customers
    • Prepare for Service (Mise En Place)
    • Provide Go-the-Extra-Mile Service
Entry Requirements
WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) Entry Requirements
Singaporeans / Singapore PR Applicant International Applicant
  • Minimum WPLN Level 4 and above or equivalent
  • OR pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification
  • International applicant must have a valid work pass throughout the entire course
Programme Fees


WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services
(Pastry and Baking)
Singaporean / Singapore PR International
Full Course Fee
(Before GST)
$5,616.00 $5,616.00
SSG Grant1 $5,054.40 NA
Nett Course Fee
(Before GST)
$561.60 $5,616.00
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $39.31 $393.12
Total Nett Course Fee Payable2
(Including GST)
$600.91 $6,009.12
Additional Funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS)3 $280.80 NA
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from WTS $320.11 NA

1Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 90% SSG funding for all WSQ Certificate level programmes. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2 Singaporeans 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. 

3 The 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.

Student Administration

Tel: (65) 6415 3510 / 519 / 528 / 554

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