NTUC Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

UTAP — What is the Union Training Assistance Programme?

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to reduce their cost of training. This is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.

Under this scheme, NTUC members can enjoy 50% off course fees after subtracting the portion of course fees that are government-subsidized. Below is a table illustrating clearer how UTAP subsidy will factor into course fees.


WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety & Health
(a) Full Course Fees (before Subsidy):*$1,000
(b) Less Government Subsidy (e.g. 90%)-$900
(c) Course Fee Payable (after Subsidy):$100
(d) Less UTAP Funding (50% of Course Fee payable after Government Subsidy):-$50
(e) You Pay:$50
*course fees are only for illustration purposes and may be subjected to changes

Important to Note:

  • ​Only NTUC Ordinary Branch (OB), General Branch (GB) and OB/UCLUB members who are paying $117/year will be eligible
  • 50% UTAP subsidy is capped at $250 annually for NTUC members aged 39 years old and below
  • 50% UTAP subsidy is capped at $500 annually for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above
  • UTAP is only eligible for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022

Who can apply for UTAP?

Only Ordinary Branch (OB), General Branch (GB) and OB/UCLUB members who are paying $117/year will be eligible. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for the subsidy:

  1. Paid-up NTUC membership before course commenced, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. Course must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  5. Application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion
  6. You must not be blacklisted by SSG for training grants

How do I check my NTUC membership status?

You may check your NTUC membership status by calling our hotline at 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 the subsidy scheme.

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 claim within 6 months after course ends. Late applications will be rejected.

Important to Note:

  • 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 course certificate/tax invoice/tax receipt/statement of attendance 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.

UTAP Eligible Courses and Certificates

Find out more about our UTAP Eligible courses available for you to attain WSQ certificates

For more info, visit the SkillsUpgrade website.


If you have any enquiries on Union Training Assistance Porgramme (UTAP), which courses are suitable for you and how you can apply, feel free to enquire.