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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification


Want to unearth the art of hospitality and serve delightfully?

This course focuses on the technical skills of food and beverage service and provides students with the foundation knowledge of effective management of hospitality operations on hotel guest services and housekeeping. Students will experience a combination of food and beverage theory reinforced by practical sessions. There will be emphasis on the interpersonal skills needed to manage service situations and their impacts on the customers. Students will understand and appreciate the critical areas of effective hospitality operations. Areas of training include skills essential to food and beverage service, with a focus on developing barista and mixology skills and knowledge, appreciation of food and its different ingredients, exposure to events and conventions and an introduction to hotel guests services and facility maintenance.

Students in the Nitec in Hospitality Operations will also undergo a six-month enhanced internship with one of the many hospitality establishments that partner with ITE.

What you'll learn

  • Check the cleanliness and set up of dining areas
  • Perform hosting functions, take and serve food and beverage orders
  • Prepare alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Handle room service orders
  • Supervise arrangements of function room for special events

Entry Requirements

GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8


GCE ‘N’ level passes in English and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5


  • Applicants for this course will have to pass a prescribed medical examination.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Hospitality Operations graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Nitec in Hospitality Operations graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

Nitec in Hospitality Operations graduates with a GPA of 3.5 and above may also apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Nitec in Hospitality Operations graduates may apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE, if their GPA meets the requirement of 2.3 or 2.8 for the Higher Nitec course. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Our work-ready and world-ready graduates are sought after by many hospitality and service establishments. Some job titles held by graduates include F&B Captain, Bell Captain, Guest Service Agent, Mixologist, Barista and Commis Sommelier.