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SCTP - Frequently Asked Questions


  • The SCTP targets mid-career individuals, specifically unemployed jobseekers and those in employment but looking for a career switch. The SCTP can be in full-time or part-time format and can range from 3 to 12 months. Course fee subsidies are available and will be aligned with SSG’s prevailing funding rates for courses with manpower development outcomes. No training allowance will be provided for the SCTP.

  • The duration of SCTP ranges from 3 to 12 months. The programmes at Bettr Academy are on a part-time format to cater to trainees with work commitments. We recommend learners to complete the programme within 3 to 6 months.

  • As SCTP operates on a Train-and-Place modality, training providers will provide career advisory and employment assistance to help trainees in their job search in

    relevant sectors or job roles. However, there is no guarantee of a job placement and trainees would need to be open to the job opportunities available.

  • The SCTP courses will be delivered by Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres, including the Institutes of Higher Learning (i.e. universities, polytechnics and ITE). The CET Centres are selected based on their track record in delivering strong training outcomes, a wide range of quality training courses and ability to deliver related services such as employment advisory and placement. The SCTP courses are designed to help trainees acquire industry-relevant skills that can improve their employability and allow them to pivot to new sector or job roles.

    The way the courses are delivered varies but generally includes a combination of in-person training, online learning and project work with companies.

Programme Eligibility

  • The SCTP is open to all Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (at least 21 years old in the calendar year of programme commencement) who are looking for training opportunities to transit to a new sector or job role. As the employment status of the learner is not an eligibility criterion for SCTP, SSG is not imposing specific restrictions against the enrolment of such individuals. Both unemployed and employed individuals can participate in SCTP courses, as long as they can fulfil training commitments, including minimum attendance requirements and passing of assessments.

    Training Providers will prioritise individuals who intend to continue contributing to the workforce and meet the programme’s objectives.

  • Trainees will be assessed by the training providers on their suitability for the selected courses prior to enrolment and academic qualifications may be one of the assessment criteria.

    Trainees who require additional support in building up their foundation competencies (e.g. in workplace literacy, numeracy and digital literacy) may be referred to take on other courses such as Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) or SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace.

  • Trainees must be at least 21 years old (in the calendar year of programme commencement) to be enrolled into SCTP.

  • Yes, trainees who did not manage to find a job after completing the SCTP course will be allowed to take another SCTP course. However, the trainees will be subjected to the training provider’s assessment on their suitability for the SCTP course. Hence, trainees are strongly encouraged to select SCTP courses based on their career development needs with the aim of securing gainful employment. Individuals who require advice on the relevant skills training to undertake may sign up for one-to-one Skills and Training Advisory sessions via or this link Trainees can also make an appointment with the Career Advisors and Education Specialist at Bettr Academy to understand more about the programmes and career prospects available.

Programme Fees and Funding

  • Yes. The exact course fees vary depending on the programme. The prevailing course fee funding rates for courses offered by SSG-appointed CET Centres will apply, i.e. eligible trainees will receive baseline funding of up to 70% of course fees, while eligible Singaporean trainees aged 40 years and above will receive enhanced funding of up to 90% of course fees under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. In addition, individuals who are eligible for the additional course fee funding support will receive up to 95% course fee funding for the SCTP courses.

    Trainees can also use the SkillsFuture Credit and Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid- Career Support) to offset the out-of-pocket course fees.

  • No, only self-sponsored individuals are eligible for SCTP.

  • Trainees can pay the fees modularly. The nett fees per course are to be paid upfront before course commencement but enrolment to the SCTP course bundle must be done at the onset.

  • Yes, trainees can use their SkillsFuture Credit and Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid- Career Support) to offset the nett course fees for SCTP.

  • Trainees can use their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) to pay for SCTP. Trainees can call 24-hour automated PSEA hotline at 6260 0777 to check their account balance.

  • Trainees are encouraged to complete all modules under a SCTP to fully benefit from the intent of the programme. Similar to existing requirements for other training grants administered by SSG, trainees must fulfill minimum attendance requirements and pass the assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements, or exit the programme without a valid reason, may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received, including any additional course fee funding support.

Additional Course Fee Funding Support (AFS)

  • The additional course fee funding support of up to 95% of the course fees for SCTP courses will be available for jobseekers with greater needs. To be eligible for the additional course fee funding support, individuals must be Singapore Citizens and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    a. Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or
    b. Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS)
    recipients; or
    c. Persons with Disabilities.

  • You may let your training provider know if you meet the eligibility criteria for additional course fee funding support. The additional course fee funding support will be applied automatically if you fulfil the eligibility criteria. The training provider will be able to check in TPGateway if the trainee is eligible for AFS.

  • Trainees will need to provide the ComCare approval letter or WIS payout letter as supporting documents. If the trainees claim that they have lost the proof of documents, trainees can request another copy from MSF Social Service Offices or via CPF’s Workfare A copy of documents will be retained by the training provider for submission to SSG.

  • As SCTP is conducted in modular format, you will be eligible for the additional course fee funding support based on the course start date of each module under a SCTP. There will not be any retrospective funding given. Example: Trainee has completed modules 1 and 2 and assessed to be eligible for the additional course fee funding support from the course start date of module 3. The additional course fee funding support will apply for module 3 and remaining modules under the SCTP. However, retrospective additional course fee funding support will not be given for modules 1 and 2 which the trainee has already completed or attained

Course Application and Administration

  • Trainees will be required to furnish their personal particulars and contact details, as well as any other documents requested by the training provider for assessing the trainees’ suitability for the respective SCTP courses.

    Employment proof for employed individuals such as a letter of offer or letter from the hiring company and salary slip with date of employment, job role/title, sector, name of company and its UEN will be required for submission to SSG for outcomes tracking purposes. Employment proof for self-employed individuals may include valid trade license, contract for service, income statement, tax invoice/receipts billed for service buyers, list of client engagements and IRAS notice of assessment. Similarly, they will also be required for SSG submission.

  • Yes, trainees can reschedule the classes if due to valid reasons (eg. reservist, MC, compassionate) Trainees will be required to write in to to request for reschedule and produce supporting documents (eg. notice of reservist, medical chit). Trainees are still expected to fulfil the training commitments which include minimum attendance requirements and passing of assessments to qualify for course fee grant.