Diploma in Applied Hospitality Skills (Mandarin)

The Diploma in Applied Hospitality Skills is developed by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as a programme for students who are seeking a qualification that will enable them to enter into the Hospitality Industry.

Diploma in Applied Hospitality Skills

Key Facts

  • Duration: 8 months + 6 months IA* (full time)
  • Intake dates: Start every 5 weeks 
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • Blended
  • Fees: SGD $6,000 (local students), SGD $7,500 (international students)

*Industrial Attachment


The programme is designed to provide the basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the hospitality industry, while also being able to provide a practice based environment which will allow students to develop the basic practical skills required by the industry. Students will be fully supported throughout the programme, with formative assessments proving feedback of their progress. Student performance and satisfaction is monitored to ensure that the course meets students’ academic and personal development needs; and industry contacts ensure that the programme is relevant and suitable for the demands of a career in hospitality management.


  • To develop professional skills required by the hospitality industry.
  • To understand the importance of customer service in the hospitality industry.
  • To understand key food hygiene and health and safety aspects of the industry.
  • To provide a platform for lifelong learning.

Lectures, case studies and exercises, class discussion, role play, practical sessions.

Front Office Service
This module equip students with the knowledge and skills required for handling guest arrivals and departure. They will also be able to understand the importance of using correct communication when interacting with guests.

Food and Beverage Service
This module equip students with the knowledge, skills and competence to offer service in a hotel or restaurant. Develop the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to perform effectively in a restaurant environment under direction and with limited authority in familiar situations.

Housekeeping Skills
The housekeeping department is integral to the effective running of any hotel and the organisation’s success and customer satisfaction. This module will develop learners understanding of the correct methods and techniques to use when cleaning, servicing and maintain guest rooms.

Customer Service Skills
Customer service is at the heart of a successful business. The hospitality sector relies on excellent customer service to keep customers satisfied and returning to them. This module provides students with an introduction to customer service in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Food Sanitation, Health and Safety
This module equips students with the knowledge of food safety and well as general health and safety issues. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of good personal hygiene and how this helps reduce the risk of food related illness and food poisoning.

Industrial Attachment
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the nature of hospitality and hospitality products from both local and international perspectives. It will ensure students acquire a holistic understanding the travel and hospitality industry, including the impacts of hospitality on destination economies, communities and fragile environments. Students will be expected to take a critical perspective on the effects of hospitality on their own country, and how hospitality can have a strategic developmental function.

International Students: 90%
Local, PR, non-student pass: 75%

1 : 100

Students must take and successfully complete all five modules and the Industrial     Attachment to be awarded the LSBF Diploma in International Hospitality Management.  Students must achieve an overall passing grade of 40%. If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade, they will be permitted to retake based on the directions given by the examination board.

Assessment format for all Module except for Food Sanitation, Health and Safety:

Assessment Percentage Assessment Component Remarks
70% Demonstration/Role play- Competency Based

Skills Demonstration/Role Play

Used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge.  A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.

30% Written Exam -MCQ 1.5 hrs exam in an exam hall

Food Sanitation, Health and Safety which will be assessed as follows:

Assessment Percentage Assessment Component Remarks
50% Class Test Presentations/Test/Class Activities
50% Written Exam - MCQ 1.5 hrs exam in an exam hall

Total Weightage of Assessment 100%

Graduation Requirements

  • Pass all modules and complete IA.


Exit Award

Where students are unable to complete the course they may be given the option of an Exit Award if the meet the following criteria:

In such cases, the student will be awarded with the following:

Certificate in Applied Hospitality Skills

Minimum age: 18 years

Academic entry requirements:

  • Four ‘GCE O’ levels (min C6) or equivalent, or
  • Three ‘O’ levels and 1 ‘A’ level, or
  • Completion of the equivalent of Year 10, or
  • Completion of appropriate Foundation/Certificate programme, or
  • Mature Entry Route (MER) minimum age of 21

Minimum Language Entry Requirement

  • Chinese: GCE ‘O’ level Chinese min D7, or equivalent qualification i.e Year 10 Chinese language qualification.

Industrial Attachment

Industrial Attachment is part of students’ educational development. This enables theoretical learning in the classroom to be applied to practical learning situations and encourages application of theory and knowledge in appropriate context. Industrial Attachment applies to all students. Students who are already working may produce a letter from their respective employers to show minimum six months work experience in the relevant industry (subject to Schools approval) for exemption to IA.
To be eligible for Industrial Attachment a student must have passed a minimum of 4 modules during their course of study.
Students who commence an Industrial Attachment and subsequently fail to complete this will not be awarded the Diploma in Applied Hospitality Skills (Mandarin) but will be awarded Certificate in Applied Hospitality Skills (Mandarin) as an Exit award.
The Industrial Attachment is considered to be an integral part of the Diploma. In the unlikely event that a student cannot be placed for IA LSBF will allow the student to complete a 3000 word Project in a maximum of 2 months.  
Where students specifically request they may be granted the option of completing a Project rather than undertake the Industrial Attachment.  The project (3000 words) topic is assigned by the School, students have a maximum of 2 months to complete the project after approval. Students must still meet the same eligibility requirements (4 passes) to take the Project. 
Learning Outcome Industrial Attachment / Project 
On completion of Industrial Attachment/ Project students will be able to:
  • Understand the importance and role of a hospitality industry during the actual work experience
  • Understand how to overcome issues and problems faced by the industry on a day to day basis
  • Know about the standard practices and general laws of the industry and how they impact the business
  • Demonstrate and establish interest in the activities and task given by applying the knowledge and skills learnt in school
  • Understand how every individual can take personal responsibility to reach the objective of the organisation

Request More Information

Contact a programme advisor by calling
+65 6580 7700


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