Fintech Talent Programme

Course Introduction

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) have jointly created the inaugural FinTech Talent (FT) Programme. Through this initiative, aspiring PME’s can be groomed into exceptional FinTech leaders in their respective fields of expertise. This programme is committed to provide continuous engagements, career development platforms and networking opportunities for participants.

The FT Programme features a stellar line-up of renowned industry practitioners, C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs from locally and internationally grown organisations. Over 500 FinTech professionals will attend our monthly sessions held by esteemed practitioners and experts, which aim to train participants in the areas of technical, leadership and soft skills. Networking opportunities and sharing of experiences by our speakers will also be presented to all participants at every session.


Course Objectives

The FT Programme endeavours to equip and certify FinTech professional with the right set of skills required to succeed in the workplace while additionally providing opportunities to expand their network by connecting with fellow practitioners, leaders and entrepreneurs.

Course Outline

Introduction to FinTech
Gain insights into the financial technology revolution and disruption. Understand the innovation and opportunities therein

Design Thinking in Financial Services
Discover and adopt human-centered design thinking approach.

Big Data and Machine Learning in Finance
Harness the potential of big data and machine learning to compete in today's competitive market.

Explore the concept and importance of cybersecurity in relation to FinTech.

Cloud Computing and the API Economy
Provide improved services to your customers while reducing operating expenditures.

Digital Currencies, Blockchain and IoT
Learn to leverage blockchain enabled IOT devices that are capable of value exchange instead of just data.

Regulations, RegTech and Digital Risk
Accelerate the process of obtaining licenses and regulatory approvals with a good understanding of regulations and the risks involved – regardless of whether you are a building a FinTech or RegTech startup.

FinTech Leadership
Transform Fintech disruptions into business opportunities.

Capstone Project
The capstone project is a culmination of the knowledge gained across the different modules in this programme. You will go through an end-to-end process in creating a real-life startup or corporate innovation project, from ideation to pitching. Working alongside industry experts and startup founders, the capstone project is the perfect chance for participants to test-drive the ideas and perhaps bring it to fruition eventually. Outstanding capstone projects will be given special mention.

FinTech Learning Journeys
Embark on 2-3 journeys visiting innovation labs and startups to learn about how innovation and technology are applied through a guided tour.

Suitable for

Professionals, Managers, Executives working in/will be exploring or assigned roles related to FinTech.

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma or Degree in Information Technology, Business or any other relevant disciplines.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.

The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants

Award / Certification / Accreditation
Participants upon achieving 75% attendance rate and passing all the assessments will be awarded the Certificate of Performance.

Fees Payable

Full Fees:
$3200 (without GST)

Fee after subsidy (For Singaporeans & PRs):
$960 (without GST)

Fee after subsidy (For Singaporeans aged 40 & above)
$320 (without GST)

Please see Funding Incentives for more information.

Funding Incentives

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
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 60 days before the course commencement date.

Skillsfuture (SF) Series
Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017.

Singaporeans aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% subsidy of course fee.

This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC union members enjoy 50% (unfunded) course fee support for up to $250 each year when you enrol for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Conditions apply.

For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email Website:

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.
b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund

Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund

On or after date of commencement - No refund

There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Course Dates
02 Oct to 17 Nov 2018

Demo Day on 12 Dec 2018

Registration Period:
03 Sep - 30 Sep 2018

*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Course Details:
Duration: 80 Hours
Venue: One Marina Boulevard
Time: 6pm to 10pm (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
9am to 5pm (Saturday)

Before clicking to register, please ensure that scanned copies of the required documents eg Nric, diploma, degree (please refer to Assumed Skills & Knowledge) are ready as uploading of these documents are compulsory for registration to be successful.

Payment Mode:
By E-Payment (VISA / Master credit/debit cards/ Internet Banking)

Please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed

By Nets

Please make the payment at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm