Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A) General Enquiries
What is our operating hours and location?
Please refer to: http://www.ntuclearninghub.com/registration-courses
Where and how can I find the course schedules?
Please refer to: http://www.ntuclearninghub.com/course_schedules
How do I register for courses?
Please refer to: http://www.ntuclearninghub.com/course-registration
What is WSQ?
Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system that trains, develops, assesses and recognises adult workers for competencies they need to stay employable.
Based on standards developed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and various industries, WSQ ensures workers acquire skills needed by employers at the workplace. With clear progression pathways, workers can also use WSQ to upgrade their skills and plan their careers. As training and assessment are competency-based, not academic-based, workers have to demonstrate the right competencies before they are certified.
What are the courses under WSQ?
There are over 2,800 WSQ courses covering various industries, ranging from retail, tourism to manufacturing and workplace safety and health. WSQ also offers employability and soft skills like literacy, service mindset and ICT. For more details, please visit WDA website at www.wda.gov.sg.
What is CRC (Career Readiness Certificate) and how to obtain it?
The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a national qualification under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) system where it recognizes the trainee's achievement in attaining a full suite of foundational generic employability skills. It will benefit workers who do not have formal academic qualifications such as ‘O’, ‘N’ or ‘A’ levels.
A CRC is awarded to individuals who have attained 10 Statements of Attainment (SOAs) in ESS (Employability Skills Systems) modules, or a combination of ESS and other WSQ modules. It is offered at 3 levels, that is the Operations, Supervisory and Managerial levels.
What are the funding options available?
Please refer to our funding information at http://www.ntuclearninghub.com/funding-information.
What is SDF (Skills Development Fund) and how to apply for it?
Through the Skills Development Fund (SDF), employers can enjoy grants for staff training, though the funding rate may differ for various courses.
Employers will need to apply via the SkillsConnect system at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg to obtain training assistance for course fees. Funding for absentee payroll is also obtainable through the system. All applications for claims must be made within 30 days from course-start date and with acknowledgement of company payment.
For more information, please call 6883 5885 or email email@example.com
How do I apply and claim for UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme)?
UTAP is a training benefit for union members to defray their cost of training. The objective is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.
You can submit your application via http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg before course starts, or no later than 1 year from your course-end date inclusive of exams etc.
For more information, please call NTUC Membership Hotline at 6213-8008 or email to UBT@e2i.com.sg
How do I apply for NTUC Membership?
Please refer to NTUC Website: www.ntuc.org.sg or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
C) WTS (Workfare Training Support) Scheme
What is WTS (Workfare Training Support) scheme?
The WTS scheme complements the Workfare Income Supplement scheme (WIS). It is a set of incentives which aims to encourage low-wage workers to upgrade their skills through sustained training, and also supports employers to send their low-wage workers for training. It is effective from 1 Jul 2010 and will be in place for 3 years.
For more information, please refer to www.workfare.sg
What are the objectives of the WTS?
The objectives are to:
a) Incentivise employers to train their low-wage workers;
b) Encourage low-wage workers to go for sustained training so that they can improve their skills and take on better jobs.
What are the courses available under WTS scheme?
Please refer to: http://app2.wda.gov.sg/web/Spur/search.aspx?contid=&mode=WTS
Is the WTS scheme applicable for unemployed individuals as well?
WTS is applicable to employed Singaporeans only. Unemployed individuals can register for the "Workfare - Skill Up" programme, which provides them with a holistic approach to help attain literacy and workplace skills, with dedicated efforts to place trainees into jobs thereafter. They can approach the career centres located at the Community Development Councils (CDCs) in their districts or the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) to sign up for Workfare-Skill Up.
D) Workplace Safety & Health (WSH)
I lost my safety pass/certificate for my WSH course taken at NTUC LearningHub. What is the procedure for replacement?
Trainees may proceed to the following Registration Centres to request for a replacement pass. Please allow 5 to 7 working days for processing:
• NTUC Trade Union House (73 Bras Basah Road, #04-01, Singapore 189556)
• TradeHub 21 (Blk 18, Boon Lay Way, #04-120, Singapore 609966)
• EMS Building (60 Benoi Road #01-08, Singapore 629906)
Please click here for the operating hours of our Registration Centres.
A copy of the original Singapore police report and any form of photo identification is required, e.g. NRIC, Driving License, Passport etc. Charges for replacement pass/certificate apply
Can I replace my safety pass/certificate for courses taken at MOM?
No, we only do replacement for courses taken at NTUC LearningHub. Please check with MOM for courses taken there.
E) English Courses or WPL (Workplace Literacy)
Does NTUC LearningHub conduct English courses for Singaporeans and Foreign Workers?
Yes, we do offer ES-WSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) which is suitable for people who wish to improve their command of English. These courses are designed for adults who want to develop their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The WPL courses are available at Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced levels.
All WPL trainees are required to sit for a Pre-Computer Adaptive Test (Pre-CAT) assessment to evaluate their language proficiency levels before they are recommended to the different levels of English classes.
The Pre-CAT assessment is computer based and consists of four components, namely Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. After completion of the WPL course, all trainees are required to sit for a Post-Computer Adaptive Test (Post-CAT) assessment to assess their improvements.
For more information, please refer to: http://www.ntuclearninghub.com/workplace-literacy-series
Where are the English courses conducted?
WPL courses are conducted island-wide, schedules can be found online: http://www.ntuclearninghub.com/course_schedules