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SINGAPORE FINE DINING SCENE

This non-WSQ modular programme introduces licensed tourist guides with an in-depth understanding of the Singapore Fine Dining scene. It aims to deepen their knowledge, enhance the visitor experience, and offer avenues for professional growth and employability. Participants will acquire skills in effectively communicating information about the industry, learning the language of fine dining, and understanding the different Michelin Stars statuses. They will also develop an understanding of Fine Dining etiquette and overall experience, discover channels to access information about Food & Beverage trends and concepts, and appreciate wines through guided wine tasting. 


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Singapore Fine Dining Scene (For Licensed Tourist Guides) is an 8-hour non-WSQ programme where learners learn the knowledge and application skills to understand Singapore’s fine dining scene and be able to apply them to the workplace. 

At the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Deepen their knowledge of Singapore’s fine dining scene.
  • Enhance the visitor experience.
  • Provide avenues to take a proactive approach to enhance their employability.
  • Acquire skills in communicating information about the industry and learn the language of fine dining.  
The following topics will be covered in this course:
  • Describe the different Michelin Stars’ statuses.
  • Learn the language of Fine Dining.
  • Develop the knowledge of Fine Dining etiquette and overall experience.
  • Discover the channels to get information about Food & Beverage trends and concepts.
  • Acquire skills to be able to communicate information about the industry.
  • Appreciate wines through guided wine tasting. 

3 Apr 2024

3 Jul 2024

2 Oct 2024

*Dates are subject to change

1 Day (8 hours)  

• On-site lecture (5 hours)

• Assessment (1 hour)

• Off-site visits (2 hrs)  

Time: 8:15AM - 6:00PM (including lunch and transportation to site visits) 

 

Singapore Fine Dining Scene

(for Licensed Tourist Guides)

Singaporean/SPR/LTVP+    (SME-sponsored)

Singaporean-MCES
(Self-sponsored)
(Non SME-sponsored)

Singaporean/SPR/LTVP+
(Self-sponsored ≥ 21-year-old)
(Non SME-sponsored)
International Student
Programme Fee SGD 180.00 SGD 180.00 SGD 180.00 SGD 180.00
Application Fee (Non-Refundable) SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00
Total Fees Payable SGD 200.00 SGD 200.00 SGD 200.00 SGD 200.00
GST (9%) SGD 18.00 SGD 18.00 SGD 18.00 SGD 18.00
SSG Funding * (SGD 126.00) (SGD 126.00) (SGD 90.00) -
Net Fees Payable SGD 92.00 SGD 92.00 SGD 128.00 SGD 218.00
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Funding validity period is up to 31 Dec 2023
  • These are SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme (for self-sponsored only)
  • These are absentee payroll eligible programme (for company-sponsored only)
  • This is a UTAP eligible programme (up to 31 Mar 2025)^
  • Application fee is non-refundable
  • Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) funding support took effect from 1 Oct 2021, LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card
  • * Application through TPGateway

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding – 50% Programme Fee
For all eligible Singaporeans, SPRs and Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders.

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding – 70% Programme Fee
For eligible Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above. Visit skillsfuture.gov.sg for more information.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs – 70% Programme fee
For SMEs that meet all of the following criteria:

1. Registered or incorporated in Singapore
2. At least 30% local shareholding by Singaporeans or SPRs
3. Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
4. Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
5. Trainees must be Singaporeans or SPRs or LTVP+ Holders

Visit ssg.gov.sg for more information.

^Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training.
NTUC qualifying members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support (balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy, including SFC):
-    NTUC members up to $250 per year
-    NTUC Starter members up to $200 per year 
-    NTUC members aged 40 years and above up to $500 per year (for courses commencing from 1 July 2020 to 31 Dec 2025)
Visit e2i’s website for more information.

Only applicable for Singaporean, Singapore PR and LTVP+ Holders trainees

Absentee Payroll (AP)

Company-sponsored

Absentee Payroll at $4.50 per hour

SGD 36.00

*Application through Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills. Maximum cap of $100,000 AP Funding for each organisation.

 

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding 
A grant to help employers defray the manpower costs incurred when they send their employees for training courses funded by SSG. 

Visit Claim Absentee Payroll funding (gobusiness.gov.sg) for more information.

  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • At least 18 years old for modules with alcohol/spirits.
  • For level 1 it is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 years of experience in restaurant service with knowledge of the sommelier profession or be a confirmed amateur.
  • To be eligible for Level 2, you must complete Level 1 or be a practising sommelier. 
  • Enrolment is subject to availability and incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Programme contents and all prices are subject to change.
  • Trainee who chooses to drop out prior to successful completion will be requested to pay the programme fees in full and will not be entitled to any SOAs or certificates.
  • Trainee who chooses to drop out prior to successful completion will be requested to pay the programme fees in full and will not be entitled to any SOAs or certificates.
  • All participants have to be fully vaccinated to join this programme.
  • Required Attire:

           - White-collared shirt / White blouse (No see-through, sleeveless, revealing, designs or patterns)

           - Black Pants (No jeans, leggings, jogging or cargo pants)

           - Black covered shoes (No slippers, high heels or sports shoes)

           - As per the Academy's grooming policy, hair/ head accessories such as caps, hats or any other headgears are not allowed.

  • Failure to comply with grooming standards will result in non-participation. 

1. Please ensure that all documents listed below are duly prepared:

International Applicant Singaporean/SPR Applicant
Copy of Passport and Work Pass (front and back) Copy of NRIC (front & back)


2. Click here to apply. Please allow approximately 10 minutes for the online application and ensure all documents are duly completed and submitted online. Any incomplete application will not be processed.

3. Application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Confirmation of seats is on a first come first serve basis with full payment received via online debit / credit card / PayNow. 

4. For successful applicants, we will email a Confirmation of Acceptance before the commencement of the programme

5. Please be advised that full payment of administration fee and programme fee has to be made before class commencement.

6. Training Quality and Outcomes Measurement Survey (TRAQOM) by SkillsFuture Singapore

SSG will conduct the two post-course evaluation surveys in the following manner:

  • The Quality Survey will be conducted after the course end date through an electronic survey. The survey will be emailed to the trainee through SSG’s central survey system.
  • The Outcomes Survey will be administered once a year through a contracted vendor. The survey will be sent to shortlisted trainees who have completed their full qualification course(s) or CU(s).
  • Trainee is to provide your personal email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.
  • All corporate companies registering their staff for training are to avoid using centralized corporate email and have to use their staff email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.

If you do not have a user name and password you will need to register to apply for a programme.

1. REGISTER

Register yourself as a user. Once you have registered you will be given a user name and a password to allow you to log back in without identifying yourself over again.

2. APPLY

After registering you can submit an application.

  1. If you are interested in the 5 days programme (both Level 1 and Level 2). Choose the Programme Type as WSQ Modular (Short programmes) / Beverage Service and Sign up for both Prepare and Serve Wine and Alcoholic Beverage Preparation, separately one after the other.
  2. If you are interested only in Level 1 (3 days) choose the Programme Type as WSQ Modular (Short programmes) / Beverage Service and Programme Name as 'Prepare and Serve Wine'.
  3. If you are interested only in Level 2 (2 days), choose the Programme Type as WSQ Modular (Short programmes) / Beverage Service and Programme Name as 'Alcoholic Beverage Preparation '.
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