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SCDF works with education and training institutions to offer our NSF a variety of short courses for them to upgrade themselves.
The General Education Programme allows NSFs without formal education to acquire ‘O’ Levels through part time studies. Such courses and learning opportunities also allow them to prepare for future employment beyond their Operationally Ready Date (ORD).
The ePrep (Electronic Preparatory) provides subsidised online preparatory and refresher courses for NSF to help them move on to further studies or the workforce.
All NSF are eligible to participate in learning opportunities and e-Prep during their last 12 months of service and 1 year after their ORD. Each NSF is notified when they become eligible for the scheme and is given credit of up to $350.
For the General Education Programme and short courses, NSF are notified with publicity material and prompted by their units. They are encouraged to select and sign up for listed courses themselves.
For ePrep, NSF can access and complete the e-learning courses in their own time as all the courses are delivered online. NSF must update their personal email address via ESS (Employee Self Service), NSPAM and have a valid SingPass to access the ePREP website at http://www.ns.sg.