01 to 22 June 2019
16 April to 25 May 2019
24 hours / 4 days
9am to 4pm (Saturday)
Mode of Training:
Singapore Polytechnic & Parchmen Academy of Coffee and Tea
Tea is a common beverage in many countries. However, it is limited to the very usual menu of colonial style red tea blends and green teas from limited producing countries like India, Sri Lanka and Japan, while ignoring the whole spectrum of other types of teas from China and Korea, as well as other minor tea producing countries like Vietnam and Myanmar. Tea menus in local F&B establishments do not diversify much. The reasons for this include lack of knowledge due to inadequate training and misconception that tea is confusing and difficult to understand.
F&B establishments could potentially benefit more from tea by serving specialty teas with a wide spectrum of processing methods and flavours. To achieve this, there is a need to equip F&B operators with the knowledge to serve such teas. This course aims to address these concerns and equip participants with the adequate knowledge on tea awareness and handling.
By the end of the course participants would have learnt the basic knowledge and skills required to understand and brew tea professionally at home and work. Participants would be equipped with the necessary confidence to serve and handle a variety of specialty teas.
• History and culture of Tea
• Introduction to Tea producing countries
• Sensory Training and Tea Brewing
• Tea Processing methods and Tasting
• Green Tea and Japanese Tea Ceremony
• Introduction to White Tea, Yellow Tea and Wulong Tea
• Introduction to Red tea, Chinese Tea Ceremony and Tisane
• Business aspects of Tea
• Tea fermentation, blending and pairing
Tea Sommelier, Coffee Barista, Wine Sommelier, Bartenders, F&B Owners, managers and supervisors.
Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Basic English Proficiency
Award / Certification / Accreditation
Participants who attain at least 75% attendance of the course and successfully pass the assessments will be awarded an e-certificate (Certificate of Performance) from Singapore Polytechnic.
| ||Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above ||Singapore Citizens/ Singapore PRs/Foreigners|
|Funding available||50% of the course fee excluding GST (capped at $500 per course)||Nil|
|Course Fees Payable||$444.60 (incl. of GST)||$834.60 (incl. of GST)|
1. Government subsidy will only apply to the course fee portion and will not cover GST
2. For more information on National Silver Academy (NSA), please click here
Please see Funding Incentives for more information.
1. National Sliver Academy Funding
Participants who are Singaporean, aged 50 years and above in the year of course commencement, can
enjoy a subsidy of 50% off course fee (capped at $500 per course).
As part of:
Funding Validity Period: Till 30 Jun 2019
2. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.
This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.
Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:
Online Courses - firstname.lastname@example.org
All other Courses - email@example.com
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:
- 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
- Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
- On or after date of commencement - No refund
- There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.
The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.
The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.
*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up
1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:
Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.
b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm
c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.
2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.