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NTUC Training Fund (SEPs)

Introducing NTUC Training Fund (SEPs)
Leveraging the Government’s Self-Employed Person (SEP) Support Scheme and co-funded by the Government and NTUC, the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) now allows SEPs to earn as they train.  It also aims to support SEPs in deepening and/or acquiring new competencies during this lull period, in preparation for when the economy picks up and new opportunities arise.

How Can You Benefit From The Scheme?
The NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) is applicable for courses under the SkillsFuture Series and selected sector-specific training courses. The courses listed here are eligible for course fee subsidy, SkillsFuture Credit, and Training Allowance of at least $10 per hour (from 1 May 2020 onwards).

NTUC Union Members
NTUC Union Members who are SEPs will enjoy additional training allowance support. (From 1 May 2020 onwards)

 

How To Calculate Your Training Allowance
Earn up to $80 for every day you train – with more for union members! The more you train, the more you earn. To help you better understand the training allowance you can potentially receive, please see the training scenario infographic below. (Note: Upon verification of submitted documents required for Training Allowance claim, NTUC’s e2i will disburse the training allowance directly to your bank account within 30 working days after submission.)

You will be happy to know that course fees can be as low as $0 if you tap on SkillsFuture Credit. NTUC Union Members will also enjoy further savings through the $250 yearly training grant under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). NTUC Union Members attending UTAP approved courses, can apply to UTAP for reimbursement of 50% unfunded course fee support capped at $250 each year.

Wide Selection Of Courses Available
Before applying/registering for courses, please ensure you have either one of the supporting documents:

• Letter of Eligibility from NTUC’s e2i
• SIRS successful application Letter/Email from NTUC

If you do not have any of the above, please proceed to apply for the Letter of Eligibility at: www.e2i.com.sg/SEP2020-form. Key in your personal details followed by submission of supporting documents for Letter of Eligibility to SEP2020@e2i.com.sg. Successful applicants will be issued a copy of the Letter of Eligibility from NTUC’s e2i within 5 working days from submission.

Note: For NTUC LearningHub courses, please speak with our course consultants on the available course dates as SEP courses runs on a separate course schedule. To make a Virtual Live Advisory appointment, please click here.

SkillsFuture Series
Click here to explore courses available
Available e-learning SkillsFuture Series courses here

SkillsFuture For Digital Workplace
Click here to explore SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace course conducted by other training providers

Sector-Specific Training Programmes
These training programmes are curated by NTUC U FSE (NTUC Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit) in partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore, lead agencies, unions and associations, NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB), various training partners, and in consultation with SEP communities.

1. Business & Professional Skills
Build a sustainable and viable career as a self-employed person by strengthening your business and professional skills with these broad-base courses.

Profiling Tools

Get $11 Training Allowance For Every Hour You Train With Us.

Get $1,232 training allowance with 112 Hours of virtual live classes*!

*Calculated based on $11 per hour for SEPs who are NTUC Union Members before 1st March 2020 and enrolment into all courses within the series.

Get $11 Training Allowance For Every Hour You Train With Us

Get $1,056 training allowance with 96 Hours of virtual live classes*!

*Calculated based on $11 per hour for SEPs who are NTUC Union Members before 1st March 2020 and enrolment into all courses within the series.

Get $11 Training Allowance For Every Hour You Train With Us.

Get $704 training allowance with 64 Hours of virtual live classes*!

*Calculated based on $11 per hour for SEPs who are NTUC Union Members before 1st March 2020 and enrolment into all courses within the series.

Get $11 Training Allowance For Every Hour You Train With Us.

Get $792 training allowance with 72 Hours of virtual live classes*!

*Calculated based on $11 per hour for SEPs who are NTUC Union Members before 1st March 2020 and enrolment into all courses within the series.

2. Vocational Skills
Deepen expertise in your area of specialisation with these courses customised for specific vocation

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Due to Circuit Breaker measures, courses are required to be conducted online. Kindly confirm with the training organization on the upcoming schedule.

Stay tuned for more categories and courses coming your way soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) you must be a self-employed person at the point of application and your main source of income is and has been from self-employment. You will be required to produce as proof, your Consolidated Statement of Income / Notice Of Assessment for year of assessment 2020 submitted to IRAS in the capacity of a self-employed person.

You may check your NTUC Union membership status by calling the NTUC hotline at 6213 8008 and follow through the steps.

You may sign up as a NTUC Union Member at this link that was set up to ensure interested SEPs do not miss out on the additional Training Allowance. NTUC Union membership is at $9 a month from January – November and $18 for December. Find out more.

Eligible courses are those listed under SkillsFuture Series, SkillsFuture For Digital Workplace and selected sector-specific training programmes listed on this website. More training courses will be added to the list progressively.

Details of SkillsFuture Series courses can be found here

Before applying/registering for courses, please ensure you have either one of the supporting documents:

• Letter of Eligibility from NTUC’s e2i
• SIRS successful application Letter/Email from NTUC

If you do not have any of the above, please proceed to apply for the Letter of Eligibility at: www.e2i.com.sg/SEP2020-form. Key in your personal details followed by submission of supporting documents for Letter of Eligibility to SEP2020@e2i.com.sg. Successful applicants will be issued a copy of the Letter of Eligibility from NTUC’s e2i within 5 working days from submission.

Once you are issued a copy of Letter of Eligibility, you may register directly with the respective Training Provider and Institute of Higher Learning. You will be required to present/submit your Letter of Eligibility for registration of courses.

Email U FSE at septraining@ntuc.org.sg with course title, name of course provider and relevant link to provider’s website. Let’s see how we can help 😉

Profile SEP who is a member of public SEP who is an existing NTUC union member (joined on or before 1 March 2020) SEP who signs up as an NTUC union member (after 1 March 2020)
Training allowance
(from 1 April – 30 April 2020)
$7.50/hour $8.50/hour $8.00/hour
Training Allowance
(from 1 May – 31 Dec 2020)
$10/hour $11/hour $10.50/hour

Upon course completion, submit a claim at: https://e2i.com.sg/sep2020-claimform, and email the supporting documents to SEP2020v3@e2i.com.sg.

The supporting documents include:
– A copy of your NRIC (front and back)
– Copy of the Tax Invoice / Payment Receipt of the completed course
– Copy of the endorsed Training Certification Slip
– Copy of the signed PDPA Acknowledgement Form
– Copy of your Letter of Eligibility from e2i, or your SIRS Letter/Email from NTUC

Claims and supporting documents must be submitted within 30 working days upon course completion.

Upon verification of submitted documents required for Training Allowance claim, NTUC’s e2i will disburse the training allowance directly to your bank account within 30 working days after submission.

Login to the U Portal account using this link to submit the UTAP application. You should apply for the UTAP claim within 6 months after course ends. Eligible for courses supported under UTAP, and if the unfunded course fee is $20 and above.

Please refer here for more details.

For general enquiries, email: septraining@ntuc.org.sg
For administrative enquiries (e.g. training allowance claims, appeals etc), email: SEP2020@e2i.com.sg

1. U NTUC Freelancer and Self-Employed Unit (U FSE)
U FSE supports the freelancers and self-employed persons (collectively termed as self-employed persons or SEPs) to chart out sustainable and viable careers.
Together with representative Unions/Associations and NTUC partners, we work closely with SEP communities and relevant stakeholders such as government agencies, platform aggregators and major service buyers to advance income security, skills mastery and collective interests of SEPs. Today, close to 38,000 SEPs are NTUC Union Members; more than 50% of them are members of the three associations under U FSE’s immediate purview i.e.

  • National Taxi Association (NTA)
  • National Private Hire Vehicle Association (NPHVA)
  • National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA)

www.freelancexchange.org.sg | www.facebook.com/freelancexchange

2. SkillsFuture Singapore
SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points. Through this movement, the skills, passion and contributions of every individual will drive Singapore’s next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society.
www.skillsfuture.sg

3.Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)
e2i is the empowering network for workers and employers seeking employment and employability solutions. e2i serves as a bridge between workers and employers, connecting with workers to offer job security through job-matching, career guidance and skills upgrading services, and partnering employers to address their manpower needs through recruitment, training and job redesign solutions. e2i is a tripartite initiative of the National Trades Union Congress set up to support nation-wide manpower and skills upgrading initiatives.
www.e2i.com.sg

4.Attractions, Resorts & Entertainment Union (relevant for freelance tourist guides)
www.areu.org.sg | www.facebook.com/ntuc.areu

5. Creative Media and Publishing Union (relevant for creative media and publishing freelancers)
www.ntuc.org.sg/wps/portal/cmpu/ | www.facebook.com/CMPUnion/

6. Education Services Union (relevant for freelance adult educators)
www.esu.org.sg | www.facebook.com/ESU.SG

7. National Instructors and Coaches Association (relevant for freelance instructors and coaches)
www.nica.org.sg | www.facebook.com/nicasingapore

8. National Private Hire Vehicle Association (relevant for private hire vehicle drivers)
http://unions.ntuc.org.sg/wps/portal/nphva/home | www.facebook.com/NPHVA

9.National Taxi Association (relevant for taxi drivers)
www.nta.org.sg | www.facebook.com/Taxi-Kaki-Singapore-685249968212761/

10. Singapore Industrial and Services Employees’ Union (relevant for real estate agents)
www.siseu.org.sg | www.facebook.com/siseu.ntuc

11. Singapore Marine Engineering Employees Union (relevant for freelance commercial divers)
www.smeeu.org.sg | www.facebook.com/SMEEUnion

12. Tech Talent Assembly (relevant for ICT professionals)
www.ttab.org.sg | www.facebook.com/ntucttab

Note: Information on the website is accurate as at 15 June 2020.

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