Course Fees

SGD1300  nett per person

(maximum of $1130 subsidy applicable(SSG + SFC), mandatory $170 fee which can be claimed via UTAP post successful course completion)

(inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*SSG funding available for Corporate-sponsored or Self-sponsored Singaporeans & PR

*Please note that SSG funding amount will be reimbursed only upon successful grant disbursement (subject to SSG's eligibility criteria)

**SkillsFuture credit funding available for this course (check your credit with this link over here)

***Eligible candidates may claim NTUC UTAP .

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(Sake Specialist)

2 DAY (In-Person)

  • Course Overview

    Aiming at nurturing human resources capable of promoting adequate knowledge of Japanese alcoholic beverages to consumers of various countries, we implement qualification tests and certify those who meet our standards as INTERNATIONAL KIKISAKE-SHI (Sake Specialist).

  • Course Outline

    •Introduction to the different types of Alcoholic Beverages
    •History of Sake
    •Raw material / Ingredients that make Sake
    •Production process of Sake
    •How to taste Sake
    •Serving of Sake
    •Etiquette of Sake
    •Ritual of Sake
    •Understanding of Sake Labels
    •How to promote Sake ​

  • Duration

    16 hours (2 days), examination on schedule

  • Course Assessment

    Done in three parts with 3 Papers.
    Paper 1 : Covers fundamentals of food and beverages including alcoholic beverages (MC with Short Written Question)
    Paper 2 : Covers Sake production and the development of sales promotion (MC with Short Written Question)
    Paper 3 :  Covers drafting of tasting notes, and service knowledge (Blind tasting with Short Written Questions)

    70% correct to pass

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification; You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting.

  • Certification

    Upon successful completion successful Kikisake-shi will be granted a certificate and certification badge from SSI INT’L.

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