NTUC-Education and Training Fund

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. UTAP for Online/Blended Courses by Institutes of Higher Learning

Union members can tap on more than 3,500 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!

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  • Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

    What is UTAP?

    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: Login to your U Portal account to submit your UTAP application. Please apply for your UTAP claim within 6 months after 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.

    Illustration:

    WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety & Health
    Full Course Fees (before Subsidy):$2,000*
    Less: Government Subsidy (e.g. 90%):-$1,800
    Course Fee Payable (after Subsidy):$200
    Less: UTAP Funding (50% of course fee payable after Government Subsidy)- $100
    You Pay:$100
    *course fees are only for illustration purposes and may be subjected to changes

    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 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?

    1. You may check your NTUC membership status by calling our hotline at 6213 8008 and select the following options
    2. Press 1 for member
    3. Provide your NRIC number
    4. Press 1 again to check your membership status
     
    Note:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

     
     
  • UTAP for Online/Blended Courses by Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs)
    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 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 Member

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria
    All NTUC member can apply. 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 with the course providers at the point of registration
    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
     
    Illustration:
    An individual takes up an online/blended course (e.g. AC1101: Accounting I) from NTU.
    Training Subsidy for NTUC Member
    Full Course Fees (before Subsidy): $1,784
    Less: Government Subsidy (e.g. 90%):-
    Course Fees Payable (after Subsidy):$1,784
    Less: UTAP funding (75% of course fee payable after Government Subsidy):-$250
    You Pay:$1,534
    *course fees are only for illustration purposes and may be subjected to changes.
  • NETF Collaborative Fund (NCF)

    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.
    1. 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.

     

     
     


For more information:
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

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