SGUS Blockchain Talent Programme


The Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) are pleased to introduce the Blockchain Talent Programme (BTP). This is a Programme offered to trainees with coding background such as engineering and computer science to become blockchain developers, project managers, business analysts and consultants in the Financial Services Industry. This course is designed to facilitate trainees who are keen to further their education in a new knowledge domain as part of the journey in being a life-long trainee. This is a full time course which can be completed within a 12-month period.

Trainees are required to equip with a computer Notebook (installed with minimally windows10 OS) when attending lessons.

Course Objectives

This programme aims to provide trainees with general knowledge of financial technology, intermedia blockchain coding skills, chatbot design and custom coding so as to equip trainees with holistic skillsets necessary to apply blockchain technologies. 

This course covers fintech, blockchain design thinking, blockchain architecture, integration and software development disciplines that are taught in relationship to blockchain projects. There will be lectures and lab hands-on practical sessions for this Programme. It is designed to boost the level of expertise in Singapore blockchain landscape and trainees will achieve through institutional-based learning at SP and augmented by working in Projects or doing attachment with companies.

Suitable for

This programme is suitable for Developers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and Consultants working in the Financial Services Industry.

Industry and Career Options

With the skills and knowledge gained from this programme, trainees will be able to take on new challenges in Financial Services related to Singapore’s FinTech landscape. 
Career options include:

• Blockchain/DLT Developers 
• Blockchain/DLT Project Managers
• Blockchain/DLT Business Analysts
• Blockchain/DLT Consultants

Note: Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident aged 21 and above, and is able to commit to the full-time training schedule.

In addition, the target trainees for SGUS programmes will exclude the following:

a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Year (CY) 2019 / 2020 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions and part-time / post-graduate programmes; and

b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 and are entering the labour force.

Applicant must have a Diploma or Degree in Science, Engineering, Technology or related qualification and may require to take an entry test.

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. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Outline

The programme consists of six (6) certificates to be conducted within 12 months. Classes will be conducted in full-time mode. 

1. Certificate in Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
This certificate covers the key communication areas which include mindset transformation, emotional intelligence (EQ), communications between generations and building digital confidence in the workplace.

2. Certificate in Introduction to Analytics, Cyber Security, AI and Blockchain 
This certificate introduces key concepts in the areas of data and visual analytics using Power BI, statistics, cyber security, blockchain, AI and machine learning.

3. Certificate in Essential and Emerging Skills for Employability 
This certificate covers fundamentals in various essential areas within an organisation, which includes human resource, finance, design thinking, robotic process automation and digital marketing.

4. Certificate in Sectoral Fundamentals for FinTech and Blockchain
This certificate covers fundamental skills and knowledge in FinTech and Blockchain, which includes Fintech Fundamentals, FinTech and Blockchain Experiential Learning and Chabot Masterclass Series.

5. Certificate in Job Specialisation for Blockchain Professional
This certificate covers job role specific skills and knowledge for FinTech and Blockchain Professional

6. Practicum 
This project module provides opportunities for learners embark on an industry project either in-house or in an attachment to a company.

Please click here for topic synopsis.

*Certificates may not be conducted according to the sequence listed.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Upon completion and passed all the modules in each Certificate, trainees will be awarded a Certificate
• Upon completion and passed all the certificates, trainees will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion in SGUS Blockchain Talent Programme. 

Please refer here for the FAQ on SGUS programme.

Course Fees

Full Fees (incl GST): $34,026.00

Subsidised Fees for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents (inclusive GST): $1,000.00

Trainees must fulfil minimum attendance requirements and pass assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.

Refund Policy:

• The programmes allow trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.
• Refund of paid course fees will be pro-rated based on certificates that have not commenced
• Trainees who wish to exit from the programme must write to

The course curriculum have revised. Please refer here for the new curriculum.

Class Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9 am to 6 pm (at least 15 hours or more per week)
Lessons will be conducted in online synchronous/asynchronous or face-to-face mode

785 hours (1 year)


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