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Funding & Grants

A summary of the various types of funding and grants available for those looking to upskill professionally or delve into the world of Professional coffee education as a hobby.

Courses that are available for SSG funding + eligible for SkillFuture Credits (SFC)

Courses that are eligible for SFC

Companies OR Individual funded

All Singaporeans & PR are eligible for WSQ Funding (SSG), launched to promote a culture of lifelong learning. Singaporeans above the age of 40 are eligible for Enhanced Mid Career Subsidy Learn more

There are further options available based on fees being company OR individual funded.


For Companies looking to send their staff for training, these are the schemes you can look at.


1. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

SMEs are eligible for higher Course Fee Grant: up to 95% Learn more

SMEs - 90% of course fees, cap at $25/hr

2. Absentee Payroll Funding

SMEs - 80% of hourly basic salary, capped at $10/hr


1. Course funding

80% of course fees, cap at $17/hr

2. Absentee Payroll Funding

80% of hourly basic salary, capped at $10/hr


For Individuals looking to pursue professional coffee education, you have access to various options:

1. Skillsfuture Credits (SFC)

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 to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

As part of efforts to encourage Singaporeans to take ownership of their skills development and be well-equipped to seize opportunities in the future economy, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up of $500 will be provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 25 years and above as at 31 December 2020. Learn more

2. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

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

3. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for your post-secondary education. Find out more details about the PSEA and how you can use your unspent funds. Please check your eligibility and PSEA balance by contacting MOE first at +65 6260 0777 or Learn more

If have questions about funding and grants, please feel free to drop us a line at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q) How do I check if I have SkillsFuture credits (SFC)?

A) Login to your individual SFC account on to check your credit balance and make your claim through the system. Notifications will be made via email and text messages.

Q) How do I register for a course listed on the mySkillsFuture Portal?

A) Register directly with us via Contact details and course booking webpage will be available on the course directory listing.

Q) What courses at Bettr Barista can I use my SkillsFuture credits?

A) Refer to SkillsFuture Eligible Courses.

Q) How do I apply for SkillsFuture credits?

A) Once you have registered for the course, we will provide a tax invoice and instructions on how to go about claiming for SFC. You will need to login to your individual SFC account on to submit your claim.

Q) Can I use my Career Transition credits for courses at Betta Barista?

A) Career transition credits cannot be used for our coffee courses at Bettr. They can only be used for career-transition courses offered by Institutes of Higher Learning and CET Centres.

Q) What courses at Bettr Barista can I use UTAP on?

A) SCA Barista Skills Foundation (English), SCA Barista Skills Intermediate, WSQ Provide Specialty Coffee Service, WSQ Prepare and Serve Hot Beverages

Q) I’m a NTUC member. Can I use SFC in conjunction with Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) to defray my course fee?

A) NTUC union members can use both their SkillsFuture Credit and UTAP funds at the same time for courses that are listed under both schemes. In such cases, the course fee will be offset using the SkillsFuture Credit first and then the member can claim up to 50 per cent of the remaining fees from UTAP. Do note that both schemes have different claim submission period.

Q) How much UTAP do NTUC members have to enjoy?

A) $250 a year. From 1 July 2020, workers above 40 can use up to S$500 a year. Those below the age of 40 will still get S$250 a year. The higher funding level will apply until Dec 31 2022. It can be used on some 5,300 courses listed on the NTUC website.

Q) I am a self-sponsored Singaporean. Am I entitled to any Enhanced mid-career subsidy for any of your courses?

A) Yes, above 40 Singaporeans are entitled to the Enhanced mid-career subsidy for our WSQ courses. Once registered the course with us, we will apply for the subsidy for the individual and you will only need to pay the balance coure fee. Please refer to our WSQ courses.

Q) What courses at Bettr Barista can I use my PSEA?

A) WSQ Provide Specialty Coffee Service and Prepare and Serve Hot Beverages

Q) How do I go about using PSEA for the coffee courses?

A) Upon receiving your registration, we will follow up with a PSEA undertaking form which we will need learners to fill up their particulars and utilisation amount. It will take 3 weeks for the PSEA funding to be approved by MOE. Please ensure that the course date selected is at least 3 - 4 weeks from the date of registration.

Q) How do I become a member of NTUC to enjoy UTAP benefits?

A) Please refer to UTAP to find out how to become a NTUC member and pre-requisites to using your UTAP funding.

Q) How do I apply for UTAP funding?

A) Please refer to UTAP to find out how to apply for UTAP funding.

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