WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services
(Culinary Arts), Part-Time

Mode of Study:

6 months

Available Intakes:
January 2024
February 2024
May 2024
June 2024
July 2024
October 2024

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Course Overview

SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd (UEN: 198301550C) is an appointed CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for courses supported by SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) and/or SkillsFuture Funding. The WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) is a standalone qualification offered on part-time basis.

The funding support period for the WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) is 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2025.

Available Intakes


Commencement Date

Completion Date

Course Schedule


24 January 2024

17 July 2024

Runs every Wednesday 9am – 6pm


24 February 2024

24 August 2024

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


25 February 2024

25 August 2024

Runs every Sunday 9am – 6pm


4 May 2024

9 November 2024

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


5 May 2024

10 November 2024

Runs every Sunday 9am – 6pm


12 June 2024

13 November 2024

Runs every Wednesday 9am – 6pm


6 July 2024

11 January 2025

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


7 July 2024

12 January 2025

Runs every Sunday 9am – 6pm


26 October 2024

3 May 2025

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


27 October 2024

4 May 2025

Runs every Sunday 9am – 6pm

Admission Requirements

*All applicants must be at least 17 years old and above to meet the minimum entry requirement.


WPLN 4 / WSQ Certificate in Food Services / NITEC / Qualifications of equivalent standard may be recognised on a case-to-case basis and Successful Interview


  • Interview may apply for applicants who do not meet equivalent academic qualifications or expected duration in workplace experience.
  • International applicant must have a valid work pass through the entire course.


Pass in 'N' Level English or able to speak, listen, read and write English at a proficiency level not lower than the Employability Skills WSQ Level 4 Workplace Literacy (WPL) or equivalent

Programme Outline

  • FSS-FBS-2017-1.1 Pastry Preparation-2
  • FSS-FBS-2018-1.1 Seafood Storage and Fabrication-2
  • FSS-FBS-2019-1.1 Specialty Cuisine Preparation and Cooking-2
  • FSS-FBS-2021-1.1 Western Dry-Heat Dish Preparation and Cooking-2
  • FSS-FBS-2022-1.1 Western Moist-Heat Dish Preparation and Cooking-2
  • FSS-WSH-2092-1.1 Workplace Safety and Health for Food and Beverage Operations-2

Programme Competencies

The WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) helps learners build capabilities in essential traditional culinary skills for a strong foundation to take on a variety of general job functions in Food Services at entry level. The course also included transferable soft skills which will help learners stay competitive and job-ready.

The course structure offers flexibility to cater to different targeted profiles of learners where fresh entrants with limited knowledge and skills are able to develop foundational skills at Certificate level before progressing to more intermediate skills at Higher Certificate level.

Participants may also choose to upgrade themselves in higher qualifications when their jobs call for higher level of responsibilities or when they seek further career aspirations.

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Prepare standard Western dry-heat dishes with menu based presentations
  • Prepare standard Western moist-heat dishes with menu based presentations
  • Fabricate seafood parts for various usage and purposes
  • Prepare standard specialty cuisine dishes with menu based presentations
  • Support organizational workplace safety and health (WSH) by conducting checks according to work plans and instructions
  • Bake basic level pastry products


Students who have successfully completed the programme will be awarded a
Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Fees

Course Fee Payable after SkillsFuture Funding (where applicable), inclusive of 9% GST

Singaporean below 40 years old / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holders

Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above

International Applicants









Non SME-Sponsored




Note: Local Student Full Fee with no funding eligibility = $3,556.71 (inclusive of GST)


  • Course fee payable include essential training items.
  • Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 70% SSG (Baseline) Course Fee Grant. With effect from 1 October 2021, this training support will be extended to Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders. The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens (SCs) with (i) at least one SC child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the SC sponsor is able to support the family. LTVP+ holders will be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.
  • The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES) is applicable for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above for up to 90% of course fees. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website
  • SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) offers additional support for SMEs in the form of higher course fee subsidies. SMEs enjoy SkillsFuture funding of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees to attend courses supported by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). With effect from 1 January 2022, SSG will introduce a fixed Absentee Payroll (AP) rate at $4.50 per hour, with a $100,000 cap on the maximum AP funding each organisation can claim each calendar year. For more information on ETSS and AP please refer to
  • Singaporeans may utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) 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 sg/creditto choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). NTUC members from 40 years and above enjoy up to $500 per year. For more information and terms and conditions, please refer to

Miscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable.  

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