SSG Grant

WSQ Funding Fact Sheet

1. Who is the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)?

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). SSG will play a key role in the quality assurance for private education institutions and adult training centers. Together with educational institutions and training partners, SSG will ensure that students and working adults have access to high quality, industry-relevant training throughout life. SSG will also bring together synergies in continuing education and training (CET), so skills requirements will continue to meet the demands of different sectors of the economy.

2. What is the Workforce Skills Qualification System (WSQ)?

The WSQ system is a set of occupational competency standards and vocational CET qualifications for adults covering the skills and knowledge required to perform jobs across or within industry sectors. It defines the competencies needed and the levels which they are performed at for various key positions, thus facilitating skills upgrading and career progression.

3. What is the Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualifications System (CI WSQ)?

The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system. It trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for the key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.

WSQ is based on national standards developed by SSG in collaboration with various industries comprising industry sectoral frameworks.

The WSQ system is designed to be a practical, accessible and affordable launching pad for individuals to take charge of their own careers and advancement. It is also a powerful business tool for employers to access and maintain a skilled workforce as it enhances their competitive edge and advancing their businesses.

4. Who are eligible for the SSG grant?

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

5. What are the criteria to apply for SSG grant?

- Must be Singaporean or Permanent Resident above 21 years of age
- Male applicants must have completed National Service
- Must meet all the requirements of FZD School of Design Pte Ltd
- Require minimum attendance of 75% for the duration of the program
- Complete the program with a minimum of all passing grades
- Attend oral WSQ assessment scheduled by FZD School of Design (no exceptions)
- Complete and pass WSQ assessment to achieve the WSQ Diploma in Industrial Design awarded by SSG
- Must work in the design industry for at least 6 months after completing the program

6. How much is the SSG grant?

The SSG grant is available for the WSQ Diploma in Industrial Design to qualified Singaporeans/PRs. Please refer to the Training Grant & Absentee Payroll for the details or call us at +65 6702 5328 to find out more about your funding eligibility.

7. What are the terms and conditions for the SSG grant?

Singaporeans/PR students under SSG grant shall be liable to payback the SSG Grant to FZD School of Design under the following circumstances:

- Failure to fulfil minimum attendance of 75%
- Premature withdrawal from the course
- Expulsion from the course
- Failure to pass all course modules and assessment

8. Is the SSG grant available for all the courses that are being offered at the FZD School of Design Pte Ltd?

Currently, only the full-time WSQ Diploma in Industrial Design is under the SSG grant. 

9. What type of certification will you receive under the WSQ scheme?

WSQ trainees will receive WSQ certificate endorsed by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) upon completing the assessment.


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