In 2016, the Government of Singapore created the skills future program. This was a program desgined to help Singaporeans improve themselves and stay competitive.
Part of this included the Skillsfuture Credit. Here is a statement from their website:
“All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.”
As of Jan 2017, the course VoicesOfSales has been Skillsfuture approved.
For more information about Everyone Can Sell (ECS) and SkillsFuture Credit (SFC), see our FAQ below.
How many credits will I receive?
Every Singapore Citizen 25 years old and above in 2016 will receive an initial credit of $500.
Will I get a top up every year?
According to the website, the account will be topped up periodically.
Once you use up the $500, its used up until the government decides to top it up.
How does the SkillsFuture claim system work?
It needs to be claimed online. Very simply, you can ether:
1. Directly use SFC to pay the training provider. This can only be done before the date of training. On the day itself you will not need to pay anything unless you only used part of your SFC to pay.
2. Pay yourself and claim SFC into your bank account. This can be done either before or after the training. On the day itself you will need to pay upfront.
How do I make a claim?
Refer to our guide of ‘How to apply for SkillsFuture’ or see this video at the link below.
What is the Claim window?
They have make a claim only able to submit a claim at the earliest of 30 days before the course start date or no later than 90 days after the course start date.
Can I make a claim on the day itself?
They can make a claim to themselves.
This means that they will need to pay the training provider upfront and use the SFC to reimburse themselves later.
The option to pay the training provider will be disabled by SkillsFuture.
After I have made a claim, how do I know it has been approved?
You will receive an SMS when you apply, and another when the claim is approved.
What documents do I need to submit?
When making a claim, there is a section to submit supporting documents.
These can include receipts or invoices or, if after the training, attendance forms.
However, it is not needed to submit any documents.
Still, they should keep and submit any supporting documents as they can be called for an audit.
Can I use SFC to partially pay for the course? What if I have already used up part of the SFC and is not enough to cover the course?
When making a claim, they can state how much SFC they want to use.
If you need can use a mix of SFC and their own money.
If participants already have used up part of their SFC then they can use the existing portion to pay for the course but will need to cover the remainder themselves.
What if I have already used all my SkillsFuture Credit?
Then you will need to cover the cost themselves.
If you are interested in our course but have difficulty paying, you can contact us.
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