Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading. Union members can tap on to more than 2,800 training courses to enjoy course fee subsidy, capped at a maximum of $250 per year. Under the newly enhanced UTAP funding, NTUC union members aged 40 years and above will get increased funding support from $250 to $500. This will apply from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022.
All NTUC member can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for UTAP:
Paid-up union membership before course commenced, throughout the whole course duration and at the point of claim
Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
Course must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
*Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion