Culinary Professional Diploma Programme

Developed In Partnership With
École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

  • Up to 70% Subsidy
  • Redeem SkillsFuture Credits to offset course fees
  • Receive highly accredited EHL & WSQ certifications

VET by EHL

What is Vocational Education & Training - VET by EHL

VET by EHL is a comprehensive career-building platform, meticulously crafted to equip you with the skills, confidence, and hands-on experience vital for success in the dynamic world of hospitality.

  • Blended Learning Experience: Dive into a harmonious blend of online modules, on-site practical sessions, and invaluable mentorship.

  • Swiss Competency Framework: Rooted in the globally-renowned Swiss Competency Framework, our programme ensures a robust, outcome-focused learning journey.

  • Tailored for You: Whether you're an aspiring hospitality professional or looking to pivot into this vibrant industry, VET by EHL offers an individualised approach to career development.

  • EHL Certification: Graduate with more than just a qualification. An EHL certification signifies your readiness for the industry, making you a sought-after asset for potential employers.

Join us and embark on a transformative journey in hospitality, where your passion meets global standards of excellence.

VET is a comprehensive career-building programme that helps students develop the skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in their chosen field.

The programme offers an individualised approach to career development and combines online learning, on-site visits, and mentoring to provide a comprehensive overview of the hospitality industry.

It is a scalable, affordable and attractive learning solution for students interested in working in the hospitality industry as well as adults who have opted for a career change.

Based on the Swiss Competency Framework -  regarded as one of the best education models in the world - this blended skills training model is characterised by a strong learning outcomes approach and a competence-oriented structure of training content.

Graduates with a EHL certification are highly employable and attractive to potential employers.

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Programme Description

Time Commitment: 1 Day Per Week
Duration: 6 months per certification

Successful graduates possess the competencies and knowledge to be fully operational in different kitchens, following the standards of first-class culinary operations.

Diploma holders have a deep understanding of how a professional kitchen is run and the industry tools that are used, and are well-equipped to enter the industry and reach a supervisory position in a short period of time.

VET is a comprehensive career-building programme that helps students develop the skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in their chosen field.

The programme offers an individualised approach to career development and combines online learning, on-site visits, and mentoring to provide a comprehensive overview of the hospitality industry.

It is a scalable, affordable and attractive learning solution for students interested in working in the hospitality industry as well as adults who have opted for a career change.

Based on the Swiss Competency Framework -  regarded as one of the best education models in the world - this blended skills training model is characterised by a strong learning outcomes approach and a competence-oriented structure of training content.

Graduates with a EHL certification are highly employable and attractive to potential employers.

Programme Aims

Graduates of the Culinary Professional Diploma will be proficient in the following activities and will be distinguished by the following behaviors:

  • They prepare hot and cold food dishes following different recipes and different methods of cooking.
  • They demonstrate the ability to work in kitchen operations autonomously and in a team, even under stressful circumstances.
  • They consider and operate according to clients’ wishes, demonstrating team spirit and following an economic and ecological mindset.
  • They are proficient with the principles of occupational health and safety, health protection and environmental protection.

VET is a comprehensive career-building programme that helps students develop the skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in their chosen field.

The programme offers an individualised approach to career development and combines online learning, on-site visits, and mentoring to provide a comprehensive overview of the hospitality industry.

It is a scalable, affordable and attractive learning solution for students interested in working in the hospitality industry as well as adults who have opted for a career change.

Based on the Swiss Competency Framework -  regarded as one of the best education models in the world - this blended skills training model is characterised by a strong learning outcomes approach and a competence-oriented structure of training content.

Graduates with a EHL certification are highly employable and attractive to potential employers.

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Programme Delivery

A blend of knowledge and skills trainings through:

  • Digital learning which trainees need to complete before attending the physical class trainings
  • Active learning activities in class facilitated by licensed trainers who are certified by EHL Advisory Services

VET is a comprehensive career-building programme that helps students develop the skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in their chosen field.

The programme offers an individualised approach to career development and combines online learning, on-site visits, and mentoring to provide a comprehensive overview of the hospitality industry.

It is a scalable, affordable and attractive learning solution for students interested in working in the hospitality industry as well as adults who have opted for a career change.

Based on the Swiss Competency Framework -  regarded as one of the best education models in the world - this blended skills training model is characterised by a strong learning outcomes approach and a competence-oriented structure of training content.

Graduates with a EHL certification are highly employable and attractive to potential employers.

Programme Structure

There are 3 learning phases each comprising of a 6 month certification learning structure.
Each certificate level builds skills on top of the previous and counts towards obtaining the Professional Diploma (completion of the three certificate levels is possible from 12-18 months).

Accelerated Learning
: The Diploma can be achieved in a reduced timeframe if the student passes a Recognition of Experiential Learning check and has prior work experience.

Foundation Certificate

6 months

In this first certificate, students will acquire the basic skills required to be operational in a professional kitchen. The knowledge acquired will be reinforced by guided practical workshops and on-the-job application.

Intermediate Certificate

6 months

After having acquired the skills to operate independently in the kitchen, students will be exposed to different types of cuisine and kitchen operations. A blend of guided practical workshops and on-the-job application in a hospitality setting will allow the learners to put into practice the knowledge, competencies and skills they have acquired.

Advanced Certificate

6 months

Following 1-year of studies or combined with previous professional experience, students will focus on advanced culinary and kitchen management skills. To complete the program, the skills learned will be reinforced with applied practical skills in a professional environment.

Diploma Certification

Trainees who wish to obtain a Culinary Professional Diploma will need to complete all 3 certificates or satisfy the requirements of the Recognition of Experiential Learning subject to approval in order to fast-track.

Why Choose VET by EHL

As delivered by Singapore Institute of Hospitality

Swiss Recipe for Success

The Swiss federally-recognized Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is one of Switzerland’s most popular forms of education for young people. Its best-in-class programmes use proven methods to ensure a high quality of training and employability for graduates.

Programmes use a balanced learning approach that combines hands-on courses with blended learning courses (academic & online) to develop operational skills for the industry, and transferable skills for future professional growth and life-long learning.

Delivering World Class Education
To The Local Industry

As a licensed educational partmer of EHL, we are fully committed to upholding the prestigious standards of Swiss hospitality education. By integrating EHL's globally recognised curriculum and teaching methodologies, we ensure that our students receive an education that is both world-class and tailored to the unique dynamics of the local hospitality landscape. This partnership empowers our students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel in the global hospitality industry, starting right here in Singapore.

SkillsFuture Credits & Subsidies

As part of the SkillsFuture initiative, when you enrol in our VET by EHL courses, you can utilise your SkillsFuture Credits, making your educational journey affordable.

Additionally, our courses qualify for various subsidies, further reducing the financial barrier to obtaining a globally recognised qualification. By choosing SIH, you're not just investing in top-tier hospitality education; you're also benefiting from significant financial support, ensuring that your passion for the industry doesn't come with a hefty price tag.

Frequently Asked Questions

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"I really enjoyed my SIH experience. Trainers were very good, especially  Mr George. Content was taught in detail and was easy to absorb. My SIH experience has helped me a lot in my profession and I will definitely bring what I've learnt back to my workplace!"

Halima Binte Mohd Ibrahim 
Purchasing Manager
Haniffa Pte Ltd

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