Ascott Centre for Excellence (ACE) is the global hospitality training centre of The Ascott Limited and a Continuing Education and Training (CET) centre approved by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) specialising in training for the Hotel and Accommodation Services Sector.

The twin objectives of ACE are:

  • To develop the human capital of the group, ensure consistency in learning outcome, share best practices and to forge a bond amongst our global team members.
  • To share hospitality best practices with industry players and interested parties through WSQ programmes. 


About The Ascott Limited


The Ascott Limited is the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator with more than 26,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as about 12,000 units which are under development, making a total of 38,000 units. The company operates three brands – Ascott, Somerset and Citadines. Its portfolio spans 89 cities in 25 countries, 21 of which are new cities in Ascott's portfolio where its serviced residences are being developed. Ascott's properties can be found in cities including London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Barcelona in Europe; Singapore, Bangkok, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong in Asia; Melbourne and Perth in Australia, Bangalore and Chennai in India as well as Dubai, Doha and Manama in the Gulf region.


About CapitaLand


Ascott's parent company, CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore. The company leverages its significant asset base, design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies, extensive market network and operational capabilities to develop high-quality real estate products and services. Its diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes. Its two core markets are Singapore and China while Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have been identified as new growth markets. The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia.

CapitaLand's listed real estate investment trusts are Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaCommercial Trust, CapitaMall Trust, CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust and CapitaRetail China Trust.




Established in October 2010, Next U® is the executive education subsidiary of NTUC LearningHub, one of Singapore’s leading continuing education provider. With over hundreds of courses from 25 best-in-class global and local partners, covering topics spanning productivity, innovation, service excellence, infocomm technology (ICT), soft skills and advanced professional skills

To arm students with latest and high-end productivity skills, Next U® works with the globally recognised Information Technology (IT) partners and leading tertiary institutions such as Adobe, Autodesk, Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, PMI and SMU to offer the latest course syllabus.

In addition, Next U serves as a certified test centre for Certiport, Pearson VUE and Prometric to deliver extensive, professional and secured certification testing services.

Our IT Education Partners

With years of training experience, we understand that three main ingredients are needed to create an optimal learning environment for working adults: Certified Instructors, Quality Courseware and Up-to-date Facilities.

Next U® employs industry experienced and vendor certified instructors. These instructors are required to achieve sufficient qualifications before leading a class. In addition, we work with partners to deliver the latest course materials and computer facilities so that students can learn critical skills and prepare for the examinations.

Convenient Location at City Center

Test Centre with insulated walls, personal lockers and ear plugs

Labs with Physical Routers and Switches

Apple Learning Labs

Located conveniently beside the Bras Basah MRT Station and Singapore Arts Museum, the city campus is easily accessible by public transportation such as bus or train.


Corporate/ Individual Funding

NICF Training Programmes

The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) is part of the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system and was developed as a joint effort from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and strategic stakeholders in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. NICF was completed in 2009 and, to date, 587 competency standards have been identified for 314 job roles.

Besides serving as a national framework for training providers to develop and align their training programmes to, the NICF is used as a tool for businesses to develop its human resource capabilities within the organisation.  These may include the development of job profiles, recruitment and interview checklists, performance assessment and appraisals framework, training roadmaps and in house training curriculum.

Benefits for Organisations and Individuals

By sending staffs for NICF training programmes, individuals and organisations can enjoy up to 70% of course fee subsidies (additional 20% for SMEs*).

In addition for absentee payroll, organisations can claim up to 80% of attendee’s basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour (for non-SMEs) and $7.50 per hour (for SMEs).

Illustration Table

  Company-Sponsored Self-Sponsored
Non-SMEs Sponsored Employees SMEs Sponsored Employees Individuals
Course Fee
Funding Subsidy
70% 90%1 70%
Absentee Payroll Available3  80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour -

1 Enhanced training support is available for Small and Medium Enterprises (also known as SMEs). SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of course fees from WDA. After receiving 70% funding from WDA, these SMEs will have to pay for the full amount of 30% upfront before claiming the remainder 20% by applying at the SkillsConnect portal ( The remainder 20% is based on the total course fee before GST.

2 Participants entitled to Workfare Training Support (WTS) can enjoy 95% course fee funding on NICF courses. This grant is applicable for employer-sponsored training of workers who are Singapore Citizens aged 35 years old and above, earning up to $1,700 per month.

3 Absentee Payroll are only applicable to companies which sponsor their Singaporean or PR Citizens employees for these NICF courses.

For more information about the Training Grant Application and Claim Submission Deadline, please click here. For further details on NICF, please click here.

    Eligibility Criteria

The general eligibility criteria are listed as follows:

  • All students must be competent for all assessments by Next U before they are eligible for course fee funding.
  • Companies must be registered or incorporated in Singapore for company sponsored trainees.
  • This funding support is only applicable for Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents (PR).
  • All training grant applications must be submitted between the period of 180 days before course start date and 30 days after course start date.
  • All claim submission applications must be submitted no later than 120 days after course end date.
  • All candidates should not have been barred from taking any form of training assistance of any WDA funded schemes.
  • Next U reserves all rights to reject any submitted applications or claims submitted which fails to meet WDA or Next U criteria.

    Available Courses

  List of Courses SkillsConnect Code
NICF – Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA):
Networking Fundamentals
NICF - Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) CRS-Q-0026149-IT
NICF - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CRS-Q-0026173-IT
Desktop Support
NICF – Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA):
Server Fundamentals
NICF – Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) : Windows 8
Part 1 Configuring
NICF - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8
Part 2: Managing Windows 8
NICF – Mac OS X Support Essentials CRS-Q-0026361-IT
Software Development
NICF - Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Web
Development Fundamentals
NICF - Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): HTML5
Application Development Fundamentals
NICF - Oracle Certified Associate: Java Programmer CRS-Q-0026295-IT
NICF - Oracle Certified Professional: Java Programmer CRS-Q-0026297-IT
NICF - Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA):
Database Fundamentals
NICF - Oracle Certified Associate: Database 12c Administrator
Certified Associate (Accelerated)
NICF - Oracle Certified Associate: Database 12c Administrator
Certified Associate
NICF - Oracle Certified Associate: Database 11g Administrator
Certified Associate

All dollar value or prices indicated in any part of this webpage are in Singapore Dollars (SGD).




An initiative conceptualized in 2006 and incorporated in October 2010, Project Dignity has evolved to become the Singapore’s first full-fledged hawker training and food court management school.

Project Dignity’s programmes are conducted in a functional food court, allowing the studentsto gain real-time experience, have hands-on learning opportunities and benefit from thedynamic working environment.

With Singapore Workforce Development Agency’s (WDA) support to be an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) centre for Food & Beverage Training since 2012, we are able to develop and offer courses catered to Hawker Food Trade.

To train our students better, we have incorporated Singapore Workforce Skils Qualification (WSQ) standards into our curriculum. This in turn allows a boost in the professionalism, knowledge and employability of graduates from Project Dignity.

Through such initiatives, we hope to fuel and sustain our mission statement: To educate and enable with commitment and passion, interests in the hawker food trade.

Service Hotline
+65 9853 9032

Blk 267, Serangoon Avenue 3, #02-02, Singapore 550267

Operating Hours
Monday – Friday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm






SG Enable is an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities.


Key functions of SG Enable include:

  • Enhancing information and referral services for child and adult disability schemes;
  • Administering grants and support to persons with disabilities and their caregivers;
  • Improving transition management across different life stages;
  • Enhancing employability and employment options for persons with disabilities;
  • Rallying stakeholder support in enabling persons with disabilities;


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The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) is a trade union of employers. Our mission is to advance tripartism and enhance labour market flexibility to enable employers to implement responsible employment practices. SNEF has a membership of over 3,000 companies with a combined workforce of over 750,000. For more information, please visit





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Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS), the training arm of NATAS, conducts many courses that lead to WSQ (Workforce Skills Qualifications) Certificate to Diploma, a nationally recognised certification from the SkillsFuture Singapore. (SSG). Over the years, TMIS has evolved to become a notable training provider that provides industry related training and skills upgrading for those who aspire to join the travel and tourism industry. For more details, please visit