Education, Career and Personal Development

SkillsFuture Level-Up Programme

Published by SkillsFuture Singapore

As part of our renewed social compact under Forward Singapore to make lifelong learning a national priority, we are stepping up support for mid-career Singaporeans to enable them to reskill and upskill.

The new SkillsFuture Level-Up Programme provides greater structural support for mid-career Singaporeans aged 40 years and above to pursue a substantive skills reboot and stay relevant in a changing economy.

Support for Course Fees

Today, Singaporeans aged 40 and above are eligible for the Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES), which covers up to 90% of course fees for courses funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

From 1 May 2024, the SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) top-up of $4,000, which does not expire, can further offset nett course fees for selected courses that have better employability outcomes. For more details, please visit the SkillsFuture Credit programme page

From Academic Year 2025, Singaporeans will qualify for Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for another publicly-funded full-time Diploma from ITE (Technical/Technical Engineering Diploma), Polytechnics (via Direct Admissions Exercise) and Arts Institutions (NAFA, LASALLE). The list of full-time diplomas and application periods for admission can be found on the institutions’ websites.

Financial Support For Full-time, Long-form Training

From early 2025, a new SkillsFuture Mid-Career Training Allowance will apply for selected full-time, long-form programmes.

The allowance will be based on 50% of one’s average income over the latest available 12-month period, capped at $3,000 a month, for up to 24 months over an individual’s lifetime.

More details will be available in Q4 2024.

Eligible Courses

The type of SkillsFuture Credit support and eligible courses are listed below:

Type of Support Eligible Courses
SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) Top-Up
  1. Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) full qualifications and shorter modules that stack to a full qualification
  2. MOE-subsidised full qualifications from the University of the Arts Singapore and Arts Institutions
  3. SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP), which are train-and-place programmes in sectors with good hiring opportunities
  4. Courses aligned to training requirements in Progressive Wage Model (PWM) sectors 
  5. Workplace Literacy and Numeracy courses
View full list of eligible courses here
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
for another publicly-funded full-time Diploma
Publicly-funded full-time Diploma at Polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education, and Arts Institutions (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts)
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Training Allowance

The full list of eligible courses will be available on MySkillsFuture portal at a later date.

Eligible courses are curated high-quality programmes that facilitate good employment outcomes. These are:

  1. Full-time SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme;
  2. Full-time IHL full qualifications up to undergraduate degree-level; and
  3. Full-time MOE-subsidised full qualifications offered by University of the Arts Singapore and Arts Institutions (up to undergraduate degree-level).

Here's an example:

Case study

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Frequently Asked Questions about the SkillsFuture Level-Up Programme here

How Should I Use My SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) Top-Up Wisely?

1.      Explore the full list of eligible courses for SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) Top-Up.

2.      Check out these resources to help you make a more informed decision.

Whether you are deepening skills in your current career or reskilling for new opportunities, make use of these complimentary resources to develop your action plan. 

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