Singapore Polytechnic has been training and developing talent since 1957, even before Singapore became independent, fuelling the economic growth of the nation over the many decades. Continuing Education and Training (CET) was given prominence in 1979 in Singapore Polytechnic when Singapore needed well-trained and skilled manpower to boost its push to value-added manufacturing and services.

The Professional & Adult Continuing Education Academy or PACE, launched at Singapore Polytechnic in 2010, provides the focal point for CET – as Singapore Polytechnic continues to build on our success in providing new and effective pathways for learners of all ages to develop their skills and knowledge so as to be employable in an ever-changing workplace.

We offer formalised certifiable courses leading to more than 50 Diplomas and Post Diplomas, Earn and Learn Programmes (ELP) and Professional Conversion Programmes (PCP) in addition to the many short but targeted skills training courses to meet the aspirations of individuals and corporations. Working closely with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), associations and unions for outreach to all potential learners, PACE facilitates funding support through our partner agencies like SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Maritime Port Authority (MPA) and Employability and Employment Institute (e2i) to ensure our courses and programmes are affordable.

Above and beyond, we take great care to introduce new courses and programmes whilst updating existing ones to be relevant to the industry by aligning to the national Skill Frameworks (SFw) and Industry Transformation Maps (ITM). PACE courses are designed with the adult learner in mind – applying the appropriate pedagogy and committing the best training resources.

Find us in the digital space, or simply walk into our friendly customer service foyer. Come and explore the myriad of opportunities to make it possible for you to remain highly employable with the required skills and knowledge in the 21st Century Singapore. Singapore Polytechnic is the Polytechnic for all Ages.



To be Singapore’s leading CET Academy transforming adult learners through innovative educational experiences


To offer a variety of relevant courses for adult learners to enhance their employability.


PACE Academy offers CET programmes in five broad categories:

Part-Time Diploma Programmes

PACE Academy offers part-time diploma courses under the Ministry of Education’s Continuing Education and Training (CET) Qualification Framework. Besides diplomas, there are three types of Post Diploma courses. They are the Advanced Diploma, Specialist Diploma and Diploma (Conversion) courses.

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Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Programmes

PACE Academy supports SkillsFuture and Workforce Singapore (SSG-WSG) in providing programmes certified through the WSQ Framework.  PACE offers various programmes ranging from individual modules, to full qualifications in the WSQ framework.

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Earn and Learn Programmes

The Earn and Learn programme is a work-study programme designed to give fresh polytechnic graduates a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. It provides them with more opportunities to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and to better support their transition into the workforce.

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Online Programmes on ePACE

PACE Academy keeps moving in the fore front of e-Learning and this portal provides the focal point of our e-Learning efforts for the adult learners. There are several programmes from short courses such as Operationally Ready (ORD) boys and Preparatory courses for University to skill based courses in different fields.

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Certification Programmes

These are programmes leading to professional certifications or licensing.  Examples include:


These are programmes with shorter durations catering to specific needs of individuals or organisations. Some of these programmes are funded by the Skills Development Fund (SDF). Some of these programmes are offered using the e-learning mode through our e-Academy.

Customised Programmes

These are programmes customized to the needs of organizations. PACE Academy is able to harness the strengths and expertise of the academic schools in our polytechnic and our partners in industry to package specific and targeted training programmes for organizations.

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ISO 29990

PACE Academy is certified with the ISO 29990 which covers the provision of learning services for Short Courses, WSQ, Modular and On-line courses.

ISO 29990 is a quality management system standard for Learning Services Provider (LSP) of non-formal education and training. The standard focuses on LSP’s key processes and its results, the learner and design of the various options available for delivering learning services that addresses the competency of LSP.


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