Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Blockchain Application Junior Developer

Course Dates: TBA

Duration: Up to 6 months, comprising up to 300 hours of facilitated classroom training and up to 660 hours of structured on-job-training

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm (To be confirmed)

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic and 80RR Fintech Hub SG


Course Introduction

This Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) is designed to equip mid-career switchers who aspire to become Blockchain Application Junior Developers with the necessary skills to enter the profession.

Through this programme, participants can look forward to the following certifications:

  • FinTech Fundamentals Programme (PCP)
  • FinTech - Blockchain (Beginners - PCP)
  • FinTech - Blockchain (Intermediate - PCP)

Jointly developed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Singapore Blockchain Association (SBA), the FinTech Fundamentals Programme aims to groom aspiring individuals into FinTech professionals. The programme features a line-up of renowned industry practitioners, C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs from local and international organisations.

The FinTech - Blockchain programmes are new courses curated by SBA and industry practitioners. The course content is designed mainly by Dr Ernie Teo, who was a former Research Scientist on blockchain in IBM and is currently CIO of a blockchain company in the supply chain and trade finance space.


Course Objectives

This programme equip individuals with the opportunity to gain relevant experiences and to apply the acquired skills at their workplace. This will allow them to develop the required competencies for the job upon completion of the PCP.


Course Outline

FinTech Fundamentals Programme (PCP) (60 hrs)

  • Introduction to FinTech
  • FinTech Strategy
  • Design Thinking in Financial Services
  • Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity
  • Big Data and Machine Learning in Finance
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
  • Open banking & API
  • Hackathon

FinTech - Blockchain (Beginners - PCP) (120 hrs)

  • Overview of Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies, Wallets and Beyond
  • Smart Contracts

FinTech - Blockchain (Intermediate - PCP) (120 hrs)

  • Advanced Blockchain Concepts
  • Overview of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
  • Blockchain in Enterprises

Suitable for

• Blockchain Developer
• System Admin and Support
• Analyst
• Consultant
• Project Manager


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

• Singaporeans/ Singapore PRs
• Newly hired mid-career switchers
• Graduated or completed NS for at least 2 years
• No prior working experience in blockchain
• Coding experience preferred


Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate


Interested Companies

Companies who are keen to know more or sign up for the PCP programme, please contact us at (PCP_Blockchain@sp.edu.sg).

Course Fee

Original Course Fee (exclude GST): $13,900
Funding Support (70% of Funding): $9,730
Nett Fees Payable after funding support (inclusive of GST): $4,461.90

S/NModule TitleMode of TrainingDuration Hours (Classroom & Assessment)Full Course Fee w/o GSTCourse Fee Funding (Standard rate, up to 70%)Nett course fees (after subsidy) w GST
1FinTech Fundamentals Programme (PCP)Classroom60 hrs$3,200.00$2,240.00$1027.20
2FinTech – Blockchain (Beginners - PCP)Classroom120 hrs$4,300.00$3,010.00$1,380.30
3FinTech – Blockchain (Intermediate - PCP)Classroom120 hrs$6,400.00$4,480.00$2,054.40

Eligibility for Funding Support:
- Singapore Citizens and SPRs (company sponsored)
- Achieve at least 80% attendance for all module(s)
- Complete and pass all required assessments
- Complete post-training survey conducted between 3 to 6 months after course end.


Funding Incentives

Participating companies will be supported with course fee and salary support as follows:

Course Fee funding - 70% of the course fee for trainee upon certified competent

Enhanced Course Fee funding*:
 

  • Enhanced Training Support for SME
  • SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy


Salary Support:
 

  • Standard Rate - Funded at 70% for each trainee’s salary, capped at $4,000 per month
  • Enhanced Rate - Funded at 90% for each eligible trainee’s salary, capped at $6,000 per month for mature or long-term unemployed Singaporean trainees.


The Salary Support will commensurate with their academic qualifications and working experience.

Companies are not eligible to submit Absentee Payroll claims on behalf of trainees who are in the programme.

For more information on funding eligibility and submission procedures, please click on the link provided:
https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/sop/portal/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions/For%20Employers/Training%20Grant/tg.jsp

Terms and conditions apply for the funding support.

Application Procedure

Companies who are keen to sign up for the PCP programme can contact us at PCP_Blockchain@sp.edu.sg

Public who are interested to join this programme can submit their CVs at this link.

Only candidates who are shortlisted by SP and hosting companies will be notified to attend interviews.

Payment Mode

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.

Terms and Conditions

Chat with us