NTUC-Education and Training Fund - Employment and Employability Institute

The NTUC-Education and Training Fund (NETF) was set up to help our working people in skills upgrading and re-skilling.

NTUC members are able to enjoy training subsidies under the following NETF programmes:

  1. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
  2. Enhanced UTAP
    Union members from 40 years and above get a further boost to upskill, with higher course fee subsidy, capped at $500 per qualifying member per year.
  3. UTAP for Online/Blended Courses by Institutes of Higher Learning
    Union members can tap on more than 5,300 training courses to enjoy course fee subsidy, capped at a maximum of $250 per year, under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported by the NETF.

Now you can claim your course fee support immediately when you register for a selected NTUC LearningHub course through UTAP Upfront!

Click here to find out more.

What is UTAP?

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

How to apply for UTAP?

Step 1: Click on ‘Search Course’ under the Skills Upgrade Available tab to find out if your course & training provider is supported under UTAP.

Step 2: Register for course with training provider and attend training. For course information and enrolment, please contact the training provider.

Step 3: Log in to your U Portal account to submit your UTAP application.to submit your UTAP application.

Please apply for your UTAP claim within 6 months after the course end. Late application will be rejected.

How much is the grant?

NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP. NTUC members from 40 years and above enjoy up to $500 per year, for courses commencing from 1 July 2020 to 31 Dec 2022.

 

How does it work?

Here’s an example of how you can utilise UTAP:

WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety & Health

 

Course Fees $2000
Government Subsidy
(Up to 90% of course fee)
$1,800
Total Fees Payable $200
UTAP Funding
(50% of course fee payable after Government Subsidy)
$100
You Pay $100

Who can apply?

All NTUC member can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for UTAP:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commenced, throughout the whole course duration and at the point of claim
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. Course must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. *Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
  5. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  6. UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

 

How do I check my NTUC membership status?

You may check your NTUC membership status by calling our hotline at 6213 8008 and select the following options:

  1. Press 1 for member
  2. Provide your NRIC number
  3. Press 1 again to check your membership status

Note:

  • To support your UTAP claim, you may be requested to submit a copy of your course certificate/tax invoice/statement of attendance via e-mail. Please ensure that you kept a copy of your supporting documents for audit checks when necessary.
  • Before applying for UTAP, please ensure your training commences within the supported period. Application of UTAP on training that starts after the expiry date will be rejected.
  • Only Ordinary Branch (OB), General Branch (GB) and OB/UCLUB members who are paying $117/year will be eligible.

*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy.

Not an NTUC Union Member?

NTUC is here supporting your needs at work and in life. Click here to find out how NTUC can help you.

What is UTAP for Online/Blended Courses?

Learn more effectively at your own pace! In partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS), NETF supports a suite of blended/online courses to encourage NTUC members and U Network members to take up such courses to keep up with technology and industry development.

What are the UTAP supported Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) courses from NTU?

For more information on the UTAP supported Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) courses from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), please click here. Click on the respective links to find out the TEL modules that are stackable to Specialist Certificate and Graduate Certificate.

List of UTAP supported NTU-TEL courses

What are the UTAP supported online/blended courses from SUSS?

For more information on the UTAP supported online/blended courses from Singapore University Social Sciences (SUSS), please click here.

List of UTAP supported SUSS online/blended courses

How much is the training subsidy?

NTUC Members

NTUC members enjoy 75% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 per year when you sign up for online/blended courses by NTU and SUSS supported under UTAP.

Note:

Individual who has signed up as both NTUC member will enjoy the same training subsidy for NTUC members i.e. overall subsidy cap of $250 per year per NTUC member.

How does it work?

An individual takes up an online/blended course (e.g. AC1101: Accounting I) from NTU.

Course Fees $1,784
Government Subsidy
(Up to 90% of course fee)
Total Fees Payable 1,784
UTAP Funding
(75% of course fee payable after Government Subsidy)
UTAP Funding
(25% of course fee payable after Government Subsidy)
$50
You Pay $1,734

Who can apply?

NTUC Members

All NTUC member can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for UTAP:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commenced, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. Course must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. *Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
  5. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  6. UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

 

How do I check my NTUC membership status?

You may check your NTUC membership status by calling our hotline at 6213 8008 and select the following options:

  1. Press 1 for member
  2. Provide your NRIC number
  3. Press 1 again to check your membership status
Not an NTUC Union Member?

NTUC is here supporting your needs at work and in life. Click here to find out how NTUC can help you.

What is NETF Collaborative Fund?

NCF aims to provide training support to companies who send their employees (NTUC members) for training programs that enhance their employment and employability.

  1. Enhanced NCF 2020 aims to provide training support to unionized companies who send their employees (NTUC members) for training programs that enhance their employment and employability.
  2. NCF Lite 2020 aims to provide support for non-unionized companies and employees (NTUC members) to send workers to upskill through identified training programs to enhance their employment and employability.

What is NCF?

NCF aims to provide training support to companies who send their employees (NTUC members) for training programs that enhance their employment and employability.

What is Enhanced NCF 2020?

Enhanced NCF 2020 aims to provide training support to unionized companies who send their employees (NTUC members) for training programs that enhance their employment and employability.

How Does Enhanced NCF Work?

NETF co-funds training subsidy to support 50% unfunded course fees for companies (capped at $250/member/year) for those who meet the eligibility criteria. An unionized company can be supported up to $50,000 of training funds in 2020.

Course A Course Fees
Full Course Fee S$1,000
After 70%* SkillsFuture Funding for SC/PR $300
NCF/NCF Lite 50% of unfunded course fee capped at
$250/member/yr
$150
Fee payable by Company $150

*Funding amount may vary and is for illustration purposes only.

NCF Lite Qualifying Criteria

Details
For Course
  1. The course must have a clear training outcome(s) and supported by Union/e2i.
  2. The course must obtain approval under NCF prior to staff training.
For Company
  1. Company must be unionized. Employee must be valid and active
    NTUC member throughout the training.
  2. Employee(s) must complete training or achieve required minimum
    attendance.

What is NCF Lite 2020?

NCF Lite aims to provide support for non-unionized companies and employees (NTUC members) to send workers to upskill through identified training programs to enhance their employment and employability.

How Does NCF Lite Work?

NETF co-funds training subsidy to support 50% unfunded course fees for companies (capped at $250/member/year) for those who meet the eligibility criteria. A non-unionized company can be supported up to $8,000 of training funds and is eligible for up to $50,000 funding if the company registered to be unionized in 2020.

Details
For Course
  1. The course must have a clear training outcome(s) and supported by USME/e2i.
  2. The course must obtain approval under NCF prior to staff training.
For Company
  1. Company must have at least 50 employees who are
    eligible NTUC members throughout the training
  2. Employee(s) must complete training or achieve required minimum
    attendance.

How do I sign up to find out more?

For unionized companies, simply approach your Union or e2i.

For non-unionized companies, contact usme@ntuc.org.sg to find out more!

For more information on NETF,
visit us at:

NTUC Members’ Hub
NTUC Centre 1 Marina Boulevard,
#B1-03,
Singapore 018989.

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Last queue ticket will be issued at 5.30pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Hotline: (65) 6213 8008
Email: UTAP@e2i.com.sg
Website: http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg