Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English


This intensive English programme is designed for non-native speakers of English which focuses on developing basic grammar and vocabulary, speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.

This programme prepares participants who wish to pursue a career in hospitality with a strong foundation in English language for listening and communicating fluently in English, reading and writing memos, emails and reports, and communicating confidently in workplace and social situations.

It comprises two learning blocks:

Basic English + Certificate in Hospitality English

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intakes Dates# Application deadline for International Applicants
Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English April 2019 Start: 15 April 2019

End: 5 April 2020

15 March 2019
October 2019 Start: 7 October 2019

End: 27 September 2020

6 September 2019

#Commencement date may be subjected to change. Kindly contact the Student Admission for more information. 

Mode of Study

Full Time

The average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:40.

Assessment Framework

Theory and practical examinations, practical exercises, presentations, written assignments, projects and class participation. 

Duration & Structure

12 months consisting of:

12-month Institutional Training

Twelve (12) months of institutional training covering 4 modules. The programme consists of 25-30 instructional hours per week, spreading over 4 terms. Each term is 10 weeks in duration, excluding exam and break weeks.


Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English awarded by SHATEC.

Programme Outline


Basic English

  • Basic English

Hospitality English

  • Hospitality English 1
  • Hospitality English 2
  • English for Hospitality Professionals
Entry Requirements
Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English Entry Requirements
Singaporeans / Singapore PR / International Applicant
  • Successfully completed minimum 10 years of formal education
  • Pass SHATEC selection interview
Programme Fees


Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English (CBHE) Singaporean / Singapore PR / International
(Including GST)
Full Course Fee
(Before GST)
7% GST on Full Course Fee $654.21
Total Nett Course Fee Payable1
(Including GST)

1Course fees inclusive of 2 sets of SHATEC polo T-shirts and essential training items.


Description When Payable Amount(incld. GST)
 Singaporean/Singapore PR International
Application Fees Upon application
130.00 350.00
iPASS Upon admission
NA 400.00
SHATEC English Testb Upon   admission
(if applicable)
Re-Admission Fees Upon   admission
(if applicable)
(per  WSQ module or ) SHATEC theory subject)
Upon registration of Re-Exam 107.00
Re-Examination (per SHATEC practical subject) 214.00
Re-Examination with Tutorial (minimum of 2 hours) 214.00 for first 2 hour block

107.00/subsequent hour or part thereof

Computer Lab / Mock-up Guest Room Based Practical Practice Upon registration of Practical Practice 26.75 for first 2 hour block

16.05/ subsequent hour or part thereof

Review / Remarking of Examination Paper
(per theory subject)
Upon registration for review / remarking 53.50
Late Payment Fee Upon exceeding the instalment due date 1% per month on amount outstanding, payable together with the amount outstanding
Replacement of Student ID Upon provision of service 5.35
Replacement of Practicum / Industrial Attachment Log Book 10.70

aMiscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable. Miscellaneous fees are generally out of pocket expenses which cannot be offset by PSEA or SkillsFuture Credits.

bSHATEC English Test is only registered where the student does not fulfil the English requirements required by SHATEC during application.

cAll prices quoted are accurate at time of print but may be subjected to changes without notice.

Student Administration

Tel: (65) 6415 3510 / 519 / 528 / 554
Email: enrolment@shatec.sg

Brochure and Application Form