How to be a YouTuber (Content Creation for YouTube)

Course Date:

Registration Period:

16 hours / 2 days

9am to 6pm (Thursday and Friday)

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic,

T1913B (Block T19 Level 1 Room 3B)

You are required to bring the following items for  the course :

   1. Laptops  and its charger

    2. Smart Phones/device

    3. Cables that can link their Smart phones to their Laptops



Course Introduction

With changing consumption of content on mobile devices and social media, human resource experts expect demand for talent in the digital arena to increase. Similarly, global media landscapes have seen a rise in digital content platforms and distribution networks. From TV broadcasters and news agencies and to other content publishers such as SMEs and government agencies, there is a big push towards meaningful and engaging digital content, both in the form of online articles and stories.

How to be a YouTuber aims to develop, and equip both media and non-media professionals to be writers and content creators who can craft stories for the digital media platform. From storytelling, and creativity, to video production and branding of channel, this course will help launch participants into a career of digital content creation. The course is conducted in collaboration with Mediacorp's, which provides network support and mentorship for Singapore content creators.

The course will be helmed by SP Lecturer Aaron as well as Leonard and Trev of Trevmonki.

About Aaron

Aaron Tan has weathered TV Dramas, Comedy Series, Music Videos, TVCs and Documentaries, in his decade-long journey through the Media Industry, as a Creative Director, Screenwriter & Independent Musician.

He continues to pursue his undying passion for storytelling / content creation, and all things creative, through research & teaching work, as a lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic.

He is currently interrogating the boundaries of story crafting in the fluid Transmedia storytelling universe, as well as supervising the script development of two ongoing 360 productions that will be uploaded to MediaCorp’s online digital service, Toggle.

About Trevmonki

Leonard Lau and Trev Tham understand that consumers want quality and relevant content. It is this conviction that drove the Singaporean duo to conceive “Trevmonki”, a video entertainment channel. 

Since Oct 2013, their original comedy skits, web series, travel films and games challenges have been well received by 18-34 year olds, amassing over 33 million online views.

Notable brand collaborations include KFC, Red Bull, Brand’s Essence of Chicken and Grab.

Outside of work, both continue to take steps towards realizing their dream of becoming filmmakers. Leonard’s passions lie in photography, videography & graphic design whilst for Trev, dance and acting.

Course Objective

This course which falls under the SkillsFuture digital media series is targeted at professionals seeking employment opportunities in, or looking to expand their job scope to include content producer job functions in digital publishing and media companies.

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

Conceptualise, develop and pitch original ideas and stories for their own channel. Apply the art and craft of storytelling for YouTube platform and understand basics of how to market a YouTube channel.

Course Outline

• Introduction to Storytelling
• Content creation for YouTube platform
• Basic video production
• Marketing your YouTube Channel

Suitable for

Social Media Influencers, Digital Content Producers

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Participants should ideally have basic writing skills with at least a B4/C5 in English for GCE O-Levels.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

A Certificate of Performance will be issued to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass the required assessments.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture (SF) Series

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

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

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

2. 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.

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 Courses -
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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Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
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

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

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.

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