WSQ Fundamental Chocolate Techniques is an 18-hour modular programme, on completion of which, the participants will have the fundamental knowledge and application skills in chocolate preparation techniques and be able to apply them to the workplace.

Course Reference Number: TGS-2023035899

Upon completion of which, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in WSQ Pastry Preparation (Level 1).



In the Fundamental Chocolate Techniques course, participants will acquire essential knowledge and skills related to working with chocolate. You will learn about the different types and uses of baking tools and equipment, enabling them to select and utilize the appropriate tools for their chocolate creations. The course covers various types of ingredients, including their characteristics, functions, and quality indicators, ensuring participants understand the importance of using high-quality ingredients. Participants will also delve into ratios and proportions for accurately measuring ingredients, as well as the application of baker's mathematics, such as baker's percentage and formulas, to achieve precise and consistent results. Techniques for handling knives specifically for pastries will be taught, emphasizing the proper methods, and ensuring safety in the kitchen. The importance of sifting dry ingredients, resting doughs, and brushing off excess flour during folding and turning will be highlighted, as these practices contribute to the overall quality of the final product. You will also learn about the significance of controlling time and temperature throughout the various stages of preparation, ensuring optimal outcomes. The course addresses common faults in chocolate products and provides strategies for preventing them, allowing participants to troubleshoot and improve their techniques. Finally, you will explore methods of cooling and storing finished chocolates and raw materials, ensuring proper handling and preservation. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a solid foundation in fundamental chocolate techniques, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful chocolate creation.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Assemble baking tools, equipment, and ingredients.
  • Measure ingredients used for the dough, filling, and pastry preparation.
  • Demonstrate knife skills for pastries.
  • Prepare pre-mix, frozen and bake-off products using various baking methods, tools and equipment according to product instructions.
  • Prepare scratch mix products following standard processing methods for pastries.
  • Store finished pastry products and raw materials.
  • Reinstate workstations.

Following is the list of activities* in the programme.

  • Preparing of Ganache (filling for the truffles) - (Demo and hands-on)
  • Topping and dipping of truffle shells - (Demo and hands-on)
  • Tempering of chocolate - (Demo and hands-on)
  • Chocolate bon-bons- (Demo and hands-on)
  • Preparing of Ganache (filling for the shells) - (Demo and hands-on)
  • Temper cocoa butter to paint/decorate the bon-bons - (Demo and hands-on)
  • Fill Ganache and cap the bon-bons - (Demo and hands-on)
  • Decorate bon-bons with piping techniques - (Demo and hands-on)

*The Academy reserves the right to change the list of activities without prior notice.

3 consecutive days (18 hours)


Fundamental Chocolate Techniques

3 Consecutive Days

Duration: : 18 hours

Date Delivery Mode & Time

11 – 13 December 2023
19-21 February 2024

Time: 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm


WSQ Fundamental Chocolate Techniques


Singaporean/SPR/LTVP+    (SME-sponsored)

(Non SME-sponsored)

(Non SME-sponsored)
International Student
Programme Fee SGD 850.00 SGD 850.00 SGD 850.00 SGD 850.00
SSG Funding (SGD 595.00) (SGD 595.00) (SGD 595.00) -
Application Fee (Non-Refundable) SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00
Total Fees Payable SGD 275.00 SGD 275.00 SGD 275.00 SGD 870.00
GST (8%) SGD 22.00 SGD 22.00 SGD 22.00 SGD 69.60
Enhanced Subsidy (SGD 170.00) (SGD 170.00) - -
Net Fees Payable SGD 127.00 SGD 127.00 SGD 297.00 SGD 939.60
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Funding validity period is up to 31 May 2025
  • This is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme (for self-sponsored only)
  • This is an absentee payroll and SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) eligible programme (for company-sponsored only)
  • This is a Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme eligible programme
  • 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

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding – 70% Programme Fee
For all eligible Singaporeans, SPRs and Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders.

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding – 90% Programme Fee
For eligible Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above. Visit for more information.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs – 90% 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

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Only applicable for Singaporean, Singapore PR, LTVP+ Holder trainees

Absentee Payroll* Company-sponsored
Absentee Payroll at $4.50 per hour SGD 81.00

*Application through Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills. Capped at $100,000 per calendar year 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. 
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a. Be able to speak, read and write English

b. At least 16 years old or 18 years old for modules with alcohol/spirit modules

  • Enrolment is subject to availability and incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • The programme is conducted in English and proficiency in the language is a requirement.
  • Programme contents and all prices are subject to change.
  • 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 to grooming standards will result in non-participation.
  • 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.


  • Food items from all Practical classes shall be consumed in the Academy, either during lunch or dinner time.
  • For food safety purposes, food items are not allowed to be taken home for consumption. 

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)
Company letter (if you are sponsored by company, signature required) Company letter (if you are sponsored by company, signature required)

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 the 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.

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