Course Objectives

The objective of the Diploma in Food & Beverage and Catering Management is to develop student knowledge in the field of food and beverage services and catering management with strong emphasis on practical skills and requisite knowledge and understanding in the junior to mid-level managerial roles in the Food and Beverage and Catering Management context.

At the end of this Food and Beverage course, the students will have acquired:

  • Intermediate skills in Food and Beverage Services Operations and Culinary Skills
  • Basic understanding of business environment and supervision skills
  • Basic Financial competency in the Food and Beverage and catering industry

Mode of Delivery

Face to face

Teaching Method

  • Theory lessons
  • Practical lessons
  • Workshops
  • Role Play
  • Activities

Course Duration & Method of Assessment


Full-Time Course:

The total duration of the Food and Beverage course is 12 months. 6 months of Institutional Studies and 6 months of Work Experience (Industrial Attachment).

  • Monday to Friday (3 hours per session) 

6 months of Work Experience (Industrial Attachment) is mandatory

*Industrial Attachment is subject to academic performance, interview by employer and approval from Ministry of Manpower. Should student fail to get an Industrial Attachment placement, student will have to undertake a Industrial Project under the supervision of trainer from the College and subject to the approval from Examination Board.

Part-Time Course:

6 months of Institutional Studies

  • 2 Sessions per week (3 hours per session)


i) Each Module will be assessed via the coursework the following formats:

  • Assignments and/or Practical Examinations;

ii) The examinations will be set and marked by ICASTEC.
iii) 6-month Work Experience is assessed through an “Industrial Attachment” Logbook.

Trainer-to-Student Ratio

  • Theory Lesson: 1:40
  • Practical Lesson: 1:20

Course Syllabus / Content:

  • Food and Beverage Service and Operation
  • Introduction to Business in Food and Beverage and Catering Industry
  • Hospitality and Business Communication
  • Nutrition, Safety, Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Operation Finance in Food and Beverage Management
  • Foundation Barista Skills (Elective)
  • Work Experience
  • Choose one of the following modules:
    • Gastronomy / Pastry Studies
    • Entrepreneurship

Course Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 16 years old for local, or 18 years old for foreigner
  • Academic Level: Completed secondary school, or any 5 Subjects pass with Grade 5 and above at GCE ‘N’ Level, or any 3 subjects pass with C6 and above at GCE ‘O’ Level, or equivalent Certificate
  • Language Proficiency: A pass in English with grade 5 and above at GCE N Level, or Pass in English with grade C6 and above at GCE O Level, or IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
  • Work Experience (If Applicable):  Matured candidate who is above 18 years old with at least lower secondary school education and at least 2 years of working experiences

Course Fee

  • S$6,553.00 (inclusive of other fee S$1,780.00)

(Total course fee inclusive of 9% GST)

Course fee excludes miscellaneous fee which are non-compulsory or non-standard fees payable only when necessary.  A breakdown of course fee is given in the PEI-Student contract.  In accordance with the PEI-Student contract, course fee is refundable but miscellaneous fee is not refundable.

Progression Path

SStudents are able to progress to any ICASTEC Diploma Program

WorldChefs Recognition of Quality Culinary Education

This Food and Beverage course meets the global standards for quality culinary education as established by the WorldChefs Education Commitee (WACS).

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Eligibility of Graduation

  • Students are expected to attain a minimum of 40% in order to pass each module.
  • Students who have successfully passed all required modules and achieve minimum average score of
    50% will be eligible for graduation.
  • Should students fail in any module, one can re- register for followings with costs:
    – Re-assessment without revision
    – Re-module with assessment

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