The course is designed to equip students with the business fundamentals to aid them in the working world. Students will learn the basics of business communication, marketing and business management before advancing to Diploma in Business.

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course will be awarded the Advanced Certificate in Business from Raffles Skills Lab International Training Centre, Singapore.

Delivery and Assessment

Delivery Method & Duration

This diploma consists of 5 modules. It may be completed within 4.5 months (288 hours) of blended learning and can be taken full-time or part-time. 

Programmes are scheduled for 58 hours per module spread across 4 days a week, 4 hours a day for full-time and 3 days a week, 4 hours a day for part-time.  

Students who fail to complete the programme within the candidature period of 10.5 months will not be entitled to refund. Those who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved.

Assessment Methods

Each module is assessed through written assignments, project or examinations and may vary according to the module requirements.

Entry Requirement

Local Qualifications

  • 1 GCE ‘O’ Level; OR

  • Nitec/Higher Nitec OR

  • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years work experience); OR

  • Students with other qualifications will be considered as a case-by-case basis

Language Proficiency

  • 1 GCE ‘O’ level English (grade 1 to 7) or equivalent; OR

  • IELTS score of at least 5.5; OR

  • An equivalent English language qualification

Commencement Date

There are 4 intakes* in a year.

The next intake commences in June 2021.

Course Fee


All fees stated are exclusive of GST and are in Singapore dollars.
Students are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $120.00 upon course sign-up.

Content Structure

  • Academic Reading and Writing

  • Communication Skill

  • Principle of Management

  • Innovation and Creativity

  • Foundation Marketing

*Subject to the number of successful enrolments. A minimum of 8 students is required before the course commences. Should there be insufficient enrolments for a particular intake, successfully enrolled students will be informed 3 weeks before the course commencement date and they would be reserved a spot in the next available intake.


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