Technical Engineer Diploma
Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)
Joint Intake Exercise 'N' (JIE 'N')
Joint Intake Exercise 'E' (JIE 'E')
Joint Intake Exercise 'O' (JIE 'O')
ISC Progression to Nitec
Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)
Nitec Progression to Higher Nitec
Special Admissions Exercise 'O' (SAE 'O')
Special Admissions Exercise 'P' (SAE 'P')
Special College Admissions Scheme (SCAS)
Nitec & ISC
Train The Trainer
Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)
General Education Programme
Approved Training Centre (ATC)
Certified On-The-Job Training Centre (COJTC)
Replacement of Certificate
Replacement of Transcript or Statement of Results
Online Application for Module Certificate for full-time Higher Nitec and Nitec Early Leavers
Online Verification of ITE Certificates
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Top 5 Most Popular FAQs
What qualifications must I have to apply for a traineeship course?
An applicant must have completed GCE 'O' or GCE 'N' levels. Depending on the course applied for, the applicant is required to have GCE 'O' level passes (Grades 1 -8) in any 2 subjects; or GCE 'N' level passes (Grades A-D or 1 - 5) in a specified subject plus 2 other subjects; or had completed GCE 'N' level.
What is the duration of a traineeship course?
The duration of ITE Traineeship Courses leading to Nitec certification ranges from 1 to 2 years.
Please visit the ITE website:
to contact the relevant ITE officer for more information on the courses that you are interested in.
Is there any age limit for a traineeship course?
No. As long as you meet the entry requirements for the course applied for and have an employer who is prepared to take you as a trainee in his company, you are eligible.
What is the difference between traineeship and full-time institutional training?
Both schemes of training lead to relevant ITE certification.
Traineeship training comprises 2 components, namely, on-the-job training (OJT) and off-the-job training. OJT is provided in-house by the employer at the work place. For off-the-job training, the trainee attends classes at an ITE College once or twice a week. The employer pays the trainee a monthly salary for the full duration of traineeship.
For full-time institutional training, the student will attend full-time training conducted at an ITE College from Mondays to Fridays and participates in extra-curricular activities. Also, the student will have to pay his/her own course and other related fees.
A trainee who successfully completes his/her Traineeship will receive 2 certificates. They are the relevant National ITE Certificate (or
) as well as a Traineeship Certificate, stating that the trainee has had relevant work experience in the company. For full-time institutional training, the student who successfully completes the course will receive just the relevant
Will I have to pay fees for a traineeship course?
Your course fees will be paid by your employer.
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Institute of Technical Education