Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) 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. Union members who initiate training on their own could enjoy 50% discount off unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year training benefits for courses under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) per year.
Here’s an example of how you can progress utilise UTAP: Mr Lee would like to progress to become a Workplace Safety Health Coordinator in his company.
WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety & Health WSQ Advanced Certificate in Workplace Safety & Health
Course Fee
Government Subsidy
Course Fee Payable
UTAP Funding


You can apply for UTAP as long as you are an NTUC member. To be eligible for UTAP, all you need to do is meet the following conditions:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout the whole course duration and at the point of claim, only an upfront deduction is allowed before course commencement
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. UTAP funding is only applicable on the course fee not funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
  5. You must have achieved a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
*This excludes miscellaneous fees such as GST, exam fee and registration fee etc. The UTAP amount disbursed to all members is the same for all nationalities.


From 1 April 2020, NTUC Union Members can make an upfront Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) claim when signing up for selected NTUC LearningHub courses instead of claiming only after course completion. Click here to view our full list of UTAP Eligible Courses to kickstart your learning journey!

From 19 June 2020, NTUC Union Members aged 40 years and above will now get a one time top-up of $250 to their existing UTAP balance. This group of members can now enjoy higher funding support up to $500 per individual each year, capped at 50% of unfunded course fees, for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022. There is no change for members below 40 years old. They continue to enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

For more information on the enhanced UTAP funding, click here


For examinations and training programmes under non-upfront UTAP, customers are advised to login to the NTUC portal (click here) and apply for UTAP claim within 6 months after the course end (last day of the course). Late applications will be rejected*.

UTAP Step by Step

*NTUC terms and conditions apply.


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