With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.
This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 30 days before the course commencement date.
- For list of eligible Short Courses and WSQ Courses offered by Singapore Polytechnic PACE Academy, please click here.
- All CET Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses offered by Singapore Polytechnic PACE Academy are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. Please click here for the list of courses.
- For course registration, please refer to the respective courses at our Course Catalogue, please click here.
- For SkillsFuture Credit FAQ, please click here.
NATIONAL SILVER ACADEMY
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics and universities and arts institutions) and voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) that offer learning opportunities for seniors. Beginning June 2016, seniors aged 50 and above can look forward to attending:
Click here for all courses offered by PACE.
These courses are in areas which are more life-skills rather than work- skills oriented. These will be beyond the range of part-time courses currently provided by the PSEIs for purposes of work and upgrading.
Eligible seniors aged 50 above will receive a subsidy of up to 50% off the course fee.
These modules are drawn from existing full-qualification programmes offered by ITE, polytechnics and the universities for a token fee. Seniors may attend these modules alongside regular students who are taking these modules for credit i.e. to earn a certificate like a degree or diploma, but while the regular students need to sit for the exams, seniors do not.
AD HOC LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
These are programmes such as the intergenerational learning programme which pairs students with seniors to learn about selected topics. Other programmes include short talks offered by our PSEIs and VWOs targeted at seniors.
Find out more about National Silver Academy at www.nsa.org.sg
UNION TRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (UTAP)
UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.
NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.
*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy. This excludes GST, registration fees, misc. fees etc.
For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email UTAP@e2i.com.sg or refer to website (http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg).