Union Training Assistance Programme

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More affordable learning? Yes please! From 1 April 2020, NTUC Members can make an upfront UTAP claim when signing up for selected NTUC LearningHub courses instead of doing so only after course completion.


What is 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. NTUC members aged 40 and above can 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 2025.

*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidies.


Who can apply?

All NTUC members can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for UTAP: 

  1. Union member must commence the course within UTAP approved period.
  2. Union member must achieve minimum attendance for the course based on existing Government regulations and sit for all prescribed examination(s) if any.
  3. Union member must submit claims via UTAP system within 6 months after course completion.
  4. Union member must not claim full funding through company sponsorship or other types of funding.
  5. Union member must have paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout the entire course duration and at the point of claim.


How do I check my NTUC membership status?

  1. Chat with us at ntuc.co/chat 
  2. Visit www.ntuc.org.sg
  3. Go to E-services → Login using Singpass or UPortal ID and password  Click on E-statement  View “Last Paid Date”


How to apply for UTAP?

Step 1: Click on "How we help" tab > "Programmes" > "Find a courseto 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 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/tax receipt/statement of attendance via e-mail. Please ensure that you keep 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. Only Ordinary Branch (OB), General Branch (GB) and OB/UCLUB members who are paying $117/year will be eligible.


Enquiry on UTAP Matters

Email: UTAP@e2i.com.sg

Website: https://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg

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