Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

UTAP

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

What Is Enhanced Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)?

Under the NTUC Enhanced Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP), union members aged 40 years and above will get increased funding support of $500, announced NTUC on 19 June 2020. The enhanced funding will apply from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022.

Currently, NTUC union members can use UTAP to defray 50% of unfunded course fees for up to $250 per year. The programme is managed by NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute).

According to NTUC, the Enhanced UTAP is part of its employability support for workers in their 40s and 50s towards skills upgrading and re-skilling. It also complements the national SkillsFuture effort.

With the UTAP enhancement, union members, aged 40 to 60, who have not used their SkillsFuture Credit since 2015 or UTAP will have a combined amount of $2,000 available for training.

Meanwhile, union members above 60 will have a combined amount of $1,500.

For more details on NTUC Enhanced Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP), please click here.

The following CMC programmes are eligible for the UTAP funding:

  • Prosci Intersection of Agile and Change Management Workshop
  • Prosci Virtual Taking Charge of Change Workshop
  • Project Management (PM) for Change Skills Builder
  • Prosci Change Management Practitioner Certification Programme

    Funding for all the workshops will expire on 31st March 2022, subject to the successfully renewal by NTUC.

Pricing Illustration

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

The 50% saving course fees using both the UTAP and Enhanced UTAP funding only applies to the 1 day workshops.

Should you apply for funding for a 1 day workshop and Practitioner Certification workshop, the course saving will be less than 50%.

NTUC members aged 40 years old and above enjoy enhanced UTAP funding support from $250 to $500 (50% x course fee, capped at $500) from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Terms and conditions apply

Who can apply?

Members Eligibility for UTAP Application (For info)

Please note that members are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for UTAP reimbursement:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commencement, 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 funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
  5. Member 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

Should trainees have queries on the funding scheme, they can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or call NTUC Membership Hotline at 6213-8008.

How do I check my NTUC membership status?

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

  • Press 1 for member
  • Provide your NRIC number
  • Press 1 again to check your membership status

How to apply

Step 1: Click on 'Search Course' under the "Skills Upgrade Available" tab to find out if the course and 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 the U Portal account to submit the UTAP application. NTUC Members should apply for their UTAP claim within 6 months after the course ends. Late applications will be rejected.

Useful Info

  • 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.

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