UNION TRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (UTAP)
WHAT IS UTAP?
UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray the cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for further skills upgrading.
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you can 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 subsidy. This excludes GST, registration fees, misc. fees etc.
Who can apply?
All NTUC members can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to qualify for UTAP:
Paid-up NTUC membership before course commenced, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
Courses by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must be commence within the supported period
Courses must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examinations(s), if any
UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion
How do I check my NTUC membership status?
You may check your NTUC membership status by calling 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 for UTAP?
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 course ends. Late applications will be rejected.
To support your UTAP claim, you may be requested to submit a copy of your course certificate/tax invoice/statement of attendance via email. 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.
NTUC Member's Hub
Enquiry on Membership Matters
You can enquire regarding membership matters through the following channels:
Membership Hotline: 6213 8008
(Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm and Saturday 9.00am to 12.30pm)
Basic Licensing Units
Senior Security Officer Course (SSO)
Security Supervisor Course (SS)
PWM Elective Security Modules
Service Excellence Courses
SCDF CERT Training Courses
Food Safety Courses
Courses Eligible For UTAP Funding:
Senior Security Supervisor Course (SSS)
Chief Security Officer Course (CSO)