WSQ Food Hygiene Course (Food Safety Course Level 1)

SkillsFuture Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures

Course Reference Number: TGS-2019503159

Food Hygiene Course Overview

The Food Safety Course Level 1, also known as the Basic Food Hygiene Course, trains any person who handles and prepares food in a Singapore Food Agency (SFA) licensed retail food establishment. ICASTEC is an NEA/SSG Approved Food Hygiene Course training provider.

ICAS Training & Education College (ICASTEC), the education arm of International Cuisine Association of Singapore (ICAS), is an adult learning culinary school with great passion and enthusiasm for hospitality, food and beverage, culinary and pastry arts. We focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, and management and is recognised as a world-class quality education institution.

ICAS Training & Education College has received excellent course feedback from over 800+ food hygiene course trainees on course directory.

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Food Hygiene Course Content

Participants will learn basic food safety course knowledge to become qualified food handlers. The course will cover the following five topics:

  • Practising good personal hygiene
  • Use safe ingredients
  • Handling food safety
  • Storing food safety
  • Maintaining cleanliness of utensils, equipment and service/storage areas

Who Should Attend

Any person planning to handle and prepare food in an SFA-licensed retail food establishment is required to attend the course.

Mode of Delivery

Classroom-Based Learning
Practical Assessment and Written Assessment
Medium of Instruction: English
Teacher Student Ratio: 1:18

Food Hygiene Course Duration

The food hygiene course is a one day course consisting of 6 hours of training and 1.5 hours of assessment. ICASTEC class usually starts at 9 am to 6 pm.

Food Hygiene Course Learning Outcome

Upon completing the course, the participants will acquire important food hygiene and safety knowledge that can be applied during work.

Food Hygiene Course Assessment Mode

Participants are required to undergo a 1.5 hours assessment comprising of practical performance (PP), a written assessment that consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and short answer questions (SAQ), at the end of the course.

Food Hygiene Certificate

Participants who completed the course and passed the assessment will be awarded a Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Validity of Food Hygiene Certificate

The validity of the food hygiene certificate is for five years from the date it was awarded. Food handlers who are still working in SFA-licensed retail food establishments must attend the Food Hygiene Refresher Course to ensure continued good food hygiene practices within the time frame shown in the following table.

Food Hygiene Refresher TrainingCompliance Requirements
First refresher trainingBy fifth year from the Basic Food Hygiene Course (Food Safety Course Level 1 passed date
Second and subsequent refresher trainingEvery ten years from last refresher course pass date

Food Hygiene Certificate Verification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to retrieved your Food Hygiene Statement of Attainment Certificate from SkillsFuture Skills Passport website.

Food Hygiene Course Fees

Food Safety Course Level 1
(Basic Food Hygiene Course) Fees
Singaporeans 21 – 39 years old /
Permanent Residents 21 years old and above
Singaporeans 40 years old and above
(Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy)
$140.00 before GST$70.00 before GST$42.00 before GST

Funding Validity Period
11 Mar 2019 – 07 Mar 2023

* Self-sponsored individuals must be at least 21 years old.
**Terms and conditions apply to all types of SSG fundings.

Food Hygiene Course Schedule & Registration

Application Fee* of $10 will be collected upon booking confirmation.
The application fee will be waived upon completion of the program.

Fees for Appeal & Re-assessment

The participant who fails the assessment and wishes to appeal may submit the appeal form to take the re-assessment. There are no additional fees for appeal & re-assessment.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Refund PolicyRefund Amount
Withdrawal notification received at least 14 calendar days before course commencement75% refund of paid fees
Withdrawal notification received less than 14 calendar days from the course commencement OR upon course commencementNo refund of paid fees

Food Hygiene Course FAQ

The $10 application fee* is an admin fee refundable upon completing the food hygiene program.

* A convenience fee of $1.00 is charged on the $10 application fee, this convenience fee is non-refundable.

Due to our courses’ popularity and limited availability, the $10 application fee* has to be made to secure your class slot. The fee will be refunded upon completion of the program.

There will be no refunding of the application fee for non attendance without valid supporting documents.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we have adjusted the class capacity according to the size of our classroom. Each class holds a maximum of 12 or 18 pax with a 1-metre distance between each participants.

A mask must be worn at all times during class. Please avoid wearing slippers, shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops for safety purposes.

You will be awarded a government-issued WSQ Cert (Statement of Attainment) will be awarded after successfully completing the course.

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Benefit Of Food Hygiene Course

Food hygiene is one of the most important components of safe food handling. Proper food hygiene practices help to prevent the spread of disease, spoilage and contamination. This course provides practical information that can be implemented in the workplace to ensure the safety of food handlers.

A certificate in food hygiene will equip you with the necessary skills to work in a wide range of jobs in the food and beverage industry, such as food preparation staff, kitchen hand, or food safety inspector. The course covers all aspects of proper food hygiene, including personal hygiene, cross-contamination control, cleaning of equipment and work surfaces, waste disposal and storage, refrigeration and handling and storing foods. It will also provide information about common food safety hazards and their prevention and control strategies. Food safety management systems will also be discussed to provide an understanding of the processes involved in ensuring food safety from farm to fork.

The qualification also includes an exam to test your knowledge of the course content. Complete this course and be one step closer to starting a career in the booming food and hospitality industry! This course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to develop and maintain a safe working environment for food processing and handling operations. The topics covered include food preparation and handling techniques, occupational health and safety regulations, and the importance of personal hygiene in preventing the spread of infection.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the food service industry or the food industry as a production worker, cook, chef, kitchen hand, barista, waiter or waitress. It is also suitable for anyone looking for a career change or expanding their knowledge. The course is for anyone who works in a commercial kitchen or grocery store or has an interest in food handling and preparation.