MAS Extends Training Support Measures to Foster Skills Development in New Growth Areas

Jun 25, 2021

We refer to MAS and IBF's announcement on 25 June 2021 on the extension of the enhanced training support measures to build capabilities and strengthen employability of the local workforce. 

The course fee subsidies under both IBF-Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS) and Financial Training Scheme (FTS) will be extended by 6 months to 30 June 2022, with 80% of course fees subsidised. This will apply to courses that commence on or after 1 January 2022, up to  30 June 2022, and must be completed no later than  30 September 2022. To help mature workers acquire industry relevant skills as the industry transform, Singapore citizens aged 40 and above will continue to receive the enhanced subsidy at 90% from 1 January 2022, for training under IBF-STS and FTS. 

The Training Allowance Grant (TAG) will also be extended for employees sponsored by eligible financial institutions and FinTech firms by one year to 30 June 2022 at a rate of $10 per training hour. This will apply  to IBF recognised courses that commence on or after 1 July 2021 till 30 June 2022, and must be completed no later than 30 September 2022.

We would like to highlight that at the same time, the following training scheme support features will expire on 30 June 2021:
a) IBF Credit of additional 5% course fee subsidies; 
b) Funding support (FTS and TAG) for IMDA recognised deep-technology courses and certifications;
c) Advance disbursement of enhanced course fee subsidies under FTS and STS to the relevant training providers. 

For details on the funding support and the updated FAQs, please refer to:
For any clarification, please contact IBF at:
standards@ibf.org.sg (accredited programme under the IBF Standards Training Scheme)
fts@ibf.org.sg (recognised programme under the Financial Training Scheme or Core FAA/SFA CPD)
funding@ibf.org.sg (funding claims matters)