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[CITREP+] [SkillsFuture Credit] What is the Specific Funding for the Advanced Level BCM Certification Course [BCM-5000]?

The opportunity to attend the advanced level business continuity management (BCM) course with expert level certification is now made affordable to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs). Read more about the funding scheme CITREP+ for BCM-5000 Business Continuity  Management Expert Implementer and Blended Learning course.

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What is CITREP+?

The CITREP+ is a programme under Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative to support the workforce in keeping pace with technology shifts, through continuous and proactive training of infocomm technology (ICT) skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, in order to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape.

Read about TeSa initiative

Read about Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme PLUS (CITREP+)

 

What is SkillsFuture Credit?

SkillFutureSG_CreditSkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning. Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500.  Know more about SkillsFuture Credit Scheme.

From 1 April 2020, eligible Singaporeans can start using their one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up.  A one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up of $500 will be provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 25 years and above.

The funding is also applicable for BL-B-5 Blended Learning.

What is the BCM-5000 Course?

The ISO22301 Business Continuity Management System Expert Implementer course better know as course code BCM-5000 is the most comprehensive course which provides the three-level of competency "Know-Do-Manage."  It is not only applicable for the ISO 22301 standard but for professionals upgrading their BCM programme.  During this COVID-19 outbreak, this course is also made available on Blended Learning.

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It grounds the participants with the necessary BCM fundamentals and progressively, work 

Read more about the Most Comprehensive Business Continuity Management Expert Level [BCM-5000] Course offered by BCM Institute, toward introducing the essential steps of developing BCM strategies. It will also teach on designing and implementing of BCM plans.

Am I Eligible for CITREP+ Funding?

All Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) are eligible for CITREP+ funding.

For company-sponsored, do note that if you are working in the Singapore Government agencies, you are not eligible for CITREP funding from your organisation.

However, if you are working in the government sector and would like to continue to pursue CITREP+ funding, you can continue this funding application as a "self-sponsored" Singaporean or PR independent from your organisation.  The claiming of the course fee (SGD 850 or SGD 1155) after funding is subjected to an individual internal training policy. 

Course Fee

BCM-5000-3D-228x300The course fee before funding is Singapore Dollar SGD 3,850.  This pricing is applicable to all participants globally.

 

Training Grant Available

The grant is applicable for both individual and corporate-sponsored.  The tables below provide a detailed breakdown in the funding support for:

  • Self-sponsored applicants; and
  • Company-sponsored applicants.

 

Grants for Self-sponsored Applicants

 

Criteria Funding support Fee Payable

Singaporeans / PRs 40 years old and above

Up to 90% of nett payable course fees capped at SGD 3,000 per trainee

Funding amount: SGD 3,000

Course fee payable after funding: SGD 850

Singaporeans / PRs 39 years and below

Up to 70% of nett payable course fees capped at SGD 3,000

Funding amount: SGD 2,695 (Up to 70%)

Course fee payable after funding: SGD 1155

 

Grants for Company-sponsored Applicants

 

Criteria Funding support Fee Payable

SMEs or

Singaporeans / PRs 40 years old and above

Up to 90% of nett payable course fees capped at
SGD 3,000

Funding amount:
SGD 3,000

Course fee payable after funding: SGD 850

Non-SME

Up to 70% of nett payable course fees capped at
SGD 3,000

Funding amount:
SGD 2,695 (Up to 70%)

Course fee payable after funding: SGD 1155

Do note that all participants will need to pay the full course fees upfront and IMDA will reimburse within 30 days starting from the successful date of claim.

To know more about the table above you can refer to IMDA CITREP's Funding website here.

For the claim application guide, do click here.

 

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Claim After CITREP+ and SkillsFuture Credit [Applied to Blended learning]

After Skillsfuture and CITREP+ Funding , you are looking at paying:

  • SGD 350 (Above 40 years of age)
  • SGD 655 (Below 39 years of age)

Claim for CITREP+ Funding

Do note that all participants will need to pay the full course fees upfront (5 working days before the start of the course to BCM Institute) and IMDA will reimburse within 30 days starting from successful date of claim.

For more detailed steps in making your claim: 

Frequently Asked Questions?

These are some of the questions often asked by potential participants with regards to competency-based training (with CITREP+ government funding from the Singapore government). Click on the button below to know more about CITREP+ funding and all other CITREP+ requirements.

 

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Contact Us

Please feel free to send us a note if you have any of these questions to sales.ap@bcm-institute.org or register now by clicking button below for us to get back to you.

 

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