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SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme in Beverage Service

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SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP)

A comprehensive train-and-place initiative by SkillsFuture Singapore that is designed to assist mid-career professionals in obtaining industry-relevant skills that can enhance their employability and enable them to transition into new sectors or roles.

As part of the SCTP, trainees will undergo extensive training courses that are aligned to an industry-focused curriculum complemented by Bettr Academy’s career advisory services and employment facilitation support.

To gain comprehensive insights into the SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP) in Beverage Service, including details on programme curriculums, funding information, course eligibility and entry requirements, our SCTP Career Advisory Team is hosting virtual chat sessions. We invite you to sign up and join the conversation on the following dates

February 2024

  • 19 Feb, 3 pm
  • 28 Feb, 11 am

Sign up

March 2024

  • 8 March, 3 pm
  • 23 March, 11 am

Sign up

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Unlock career opportunities in the F&B sector

The 3-month programme is specifically designed to equip trainees with industry-specific skills, providing them with a competitive edge in today's job market. By participating in SCTP, individuals gain the necessary expertise to secure employment or smoothly transition into new growth roles.

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Specialty Coffee

Job roles (not limited to): Barista, Coffee Specialist, Bar Operations Executive (for specialty cafes)

January intake:
 15 Jan - 20 Mar 2024
Register by 31 Dec 2023

February intake: 16 Feb - 14 Apr 2024
Register by 31 Jan 2024

March intake: 13 Mar - 17 May 2024
Register by 29 Feb 2024

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Specialty Tea

Job roles (not limited to): Tea Sommeliers, Bar Operations Executive (for specialty tea rooms, tea bars, bubble tea establishments)

January intake: 15 Jan - 19 Mar 2024
Register by 31 Dec 2023

February intake:
16 Feb - 14 Apr 2024
Register by 31 Jan 2024

March intake:
13 Mar - 17 May 2024
Register by 29 Feb 2024


Job roles (not limited to): Mixologist, Bartender, Bar Operations Executive (for cocktail bars, F&B Establishments)

January intake: 15 Jan - 23 Mar 2024
Register by 31 Dec 2023

February intake:
16 Feb - 14 Apr 2024
Register by 31 Jan 2024

March intake:
13 Mar - 17 May 2024
Register by 29 Feb 2024

Funding information

Funding table updated 17 july

*Individuals must be Singapore Citizens and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
a) Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or
b) Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare, Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients; or
c) Persons with Disabilities  

Programme Curriculum

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Step 1: Asynchronous eLearning
Learners will engage in a learning experience through the use of bite-sized learning content that is accessible on mobile devices. This mobile-friendly approach enables individuals to conveniently learn on the go.

Step 2: Synchronous eLearning
Learners will experience a combination of online classes conducted through Zoom and in-person classroom learning in our Academy.

Step 3: Assessment
Learners will be evaluated on their theoretical knowledge and practical skills to accurately assess their progress and competency.

Step 4: Job placement
Learners will receive employment guidance to prepare for a 6-month job placement in the Food Services sector.

    • Self-Sponsored Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents, and Long-term Visit Pass Plus holders (“LTVP+ Holders”) who are above 21 years of age.
    • WPLN Level 2 (Speak, Listen, Read, Numeracy) and Level 2 (Write). 
    • Fit for long hours of work in the Food Services industry.
    • Fully vaccinated (Covid Vaccine) - If a learner is not fully vaccinated, they will need to complete vaccination before job placement.
    • Committed to completing the programme.
    • No working experience is required.
  • Basic computer and digital literacy to be able to attend online lessons on Zoom and the eLearning platform (asynchronous and synchronous learning).

  • Trainee must secure a job between the point of course commencement to 6 months after completing the SCTP, subject to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and remain employed for 6 months. 

    • Interested individuals should register their interest in the programme via the online form. 
    • After registration, individuals will be contacted for a pre-enrolment screening.
    • Priority will be given to candidates who are unemployed and seeking to enter the food services industry, and individuals working in the food services industry and seeking to upgrade their skills.

Embark on a journey in the food and services sector


  • The SCTP is open to all Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (at least 21 years old in the calendar year of programme commencement) who are looking for training opportunities to transit to a new sector or job role. As the employment status of the learner is not an eligibility criterion for SCTP, SSG is not imposing specific restrictions against the enrolment of such individuals. Both unemployed and employed individuals can participate in SCTP courses, as long as they can fulfil training commitments, including minimum attendance requirements and passing of assessments.

    Training Providers will prioritise individuals who intend to continue contributing to the workforce and meet the programme’s objectives.

  • No, only self-sponsored individuals are eligible for SCTP.

  • Trainees can pay the fees modularly. The nett fees per course are to be paid upfront before course commencement but enrolment to the SCTP course bundle must be done at the onset.

  • Trainees are encouraged to complete all modules under a SCTP to fully benefit from the intent of the programme. Similar to existing requirements for other training grants administered by SSG, trainees must fulfill minimum attendance requirements and pass the assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements, or exit the programme without a valid reason, may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received, including any additional course fee funding support.

For the full list of FAQs click here.