NTUC Training Fund (SEPs)


What is the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs)?

The Covid-19 outbreak has caused Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) to incur a significant drop in earnings. Together with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) is introducing the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) to help Self-Employed Persons to supplement their income and, also prepare them to be future-ready through skills upgrading and training.

Under the Government SEP Training Support Scheme and NTUC Training Fund, a total of $40m will now be available to support our SEPs to go for training. This training fund will allow SEPs to get paid an allowance whilst taking up training during this lull time.

This joint initiative will be referred to as the “NTUC Training Fund (SEPs)” and comprises the Government’s $36m SEP Training Support Scheme and NTUC Training Fund $4m.

Keen to learn more? Download the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) “Factsheet” and “FAQs” for more information.

How does NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) benefit SEPs?

When Self-Employed Persons attend and complete courses under SkillsFuture Series and approved Sector-specific training programmes, they will receive a Training Allowance as indicated in the table below:

Training Allowance

Government SEP Training Support Scheme

Course commence between (1 April - 30 April 2020):

SEP Training Allowance:


Course commence between (1 May - 30 December 2020):

SEP Enhanced Training Allowance:


NTUC Training Fund (SEPs)


For Existing NTUC Union Members who join before or on 1 March 2020.


For New NTUC Union Members who join after 1 March 2020.


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Who can qualify?

All Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents who are Self-Employed Persons (SEPs), with provision of the supporting documents as listed:

• Consolidated statement of income for year of assessment 2020 submitted to IRAS in capacity of SEP

Note: You must be a self-employed person (SEP) at the point of application and your main source of income is and has been from self-employment.

What are the available SSG approved courses?

Click here to view the list of SSG approved courses under SkillsFuture Series.

Click here to view the list of approved Sector-specific training programmes.

Click on the following link for Claims Process:

Click on the following links for more information:


Contact Details

For more information, please contact e2i through the following methods:

Phone: 6474 0606
Email: SEP2020@e2i.com.sg

Walk-in queries: e2i west
Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Level 2,
Singapore 609607

Nearest MRT: Jurong East