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Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
Recognition of Students' Attainment and Learning in the Co-curriculum
What are the objectives of Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)?
CCAs are an integral part of our students’ holistic education. Through CCA, students discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for a rapidly changing world. CCA also promotes friendships among students from diverse backgrounds as they learn, play and grow together. Participation in CCA fosters social integration and deepens students’ sense of belonging, commitment and sense of responsibility to school, community and nation.
Is CCA participation compulsory in schools?
In secondary schools, CCA participation is compulsory for all pupils. All secondary school students must have a main school-based CCA each year from one of the 4 CCA types, namely Clubs & Societies, Physical Sports, Uniformed Groups, and Visual and Performing Arts.
At the primary and junior college level, it is not compulsory for students to participate in school-based CCA. However, participation in school-based CCAs at these levels are strongly encouraged.
How can I find out about the different types of CCAs in the various schools?
You may visit the
School Information Service (SIS) website
for information on the CCAs offered by schools.
Are there any guidelines on how regular should CCAs be conducted in schools?
The recommended average CCA hours for primary school are 2-3 hours per week per CCA, and the recommended average hours for secondary school and pre-university level are 5-6 hours per week per CCA. Schools have the autonomy to vary the hours within reasonable limits to cater to their students' age-group, abilities, interests, talents and well-being.
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Recognition of Students' Attainment and Learning in the Co-curriculum
What is the intent of the LEAPS 2.0 recognition scheme for secondary schools and how is my child being recognised under this scheme?
The LEAPS 2.0 allows schools to better align their co-curriculum to encourage students' holistic development in terms of life skills, competencies and values.
For more information on the LEAPS 2.0 recognition, please refer to the
LEAPS 2.0 Document
My child has just transferred schools (including overseas transfers). How do I ensure that my child gets recognised for his/her co-curricular involvement in the previous school?
You may approach your child’s previous school for assistance to ensure that your child's CCA records in that school are fully keyed in.
If your child had not attended a MOE school previously, you may also obtain a list of activities the child has participated in the previous school, including schools from overseas, and seek the school’s endorsement before approaching your child’s new school to assist in entering the records.
Does MOE award CCA points for students studying in private schools?
No. The CCA recognition scheme only applies to students studying in MOE schools.
Can my child's involvement in an external activity or competition be recognised in his/her co-curricular records?
Students' participation in co-curricular activities is an integral part of their holistic development. The five domains, Participation, Achievement, Leadership, Service, and Enrichment, are used to record students' learning and development through their co-curricular participation. In general, external involvements can be captured under the Achievement and Service domain.
The achievement domain records the different levels of students' representation of the school, or external organisations. The service domain records the student's development as an individual who is socially responsible and understands his/her role in contributing to the needs of their community.
To ensure that events recorded are appropriate and meaningful, schools may require students to provide the necessary documentation for verification and endorsement.
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What is the rationale of registering instructors?
The registration aims to help schools better assess the suitability of instructors in conducting co-curricular and enrichment activities.
Who will be required to register with MOE?
Registration applies to all
instructors engaged by schools to conduct co-curricular and enrichment activities for students.
Instructors who need to be registered:
Co-curricular Activities (CCA) coaches and instructors;
Art and Music Scheme (AMIS) instructors;
Programme for Active Learning (PAL) instructors;
Conversational Chinese/Malay instructors;
Instructors for activities that involve overnight stay, local camps or overseas trips with students;
All other instructors of school-based co-curricular and enrichment activities with duration of more than 8 hours contact time per contract with students (for example, weekly two-hour sessions spanning more than 4 weeks)
How will instructors be evaluated?
Instructors will be holistically evaluated based on the following:
Age (should be at least 18 years of age);
Area of specialisation;
Relevant qualifications and experience to the activity concerned (if available);
Registration with a relevant professional body (if available);
How do I register to be a coach or instructor for CCA?
Instructors who are interested to provide CCA or other enrichment programmes to schools should register online with MOE.
Instructors applying for registration for the first time may apply online at
by following the on-screen instructions.
For instructors who are currently registered with MOE, please do not submit an application. Your application will be rejected by the system. Please only submit an online application 3 months from the expiry date of your MOE registration.
For currently registered instructors who wish to update their application information, please do
update via the online system. Your online update will be rejected by the system. Please send the updates to
You will receive an email notification on your application outcome in about 6-8 weeks from the date of submission.
Will companies be required to register all their instructors?
Registration is on an individual basis. Instructors must register with MOE in their personal capacities. Schools will only engage companies that deploy registered instructors to conduct co-curricular and enrichment activities.
By duration of contract, which group of instructors will be required to register with MOE? Which group of instructors will not be required to register with MOE?
All instructors who are engaged for co-curricular and enrichment activities would need to be registered. Only instructors engaged for enrichment activities with contract duration of 8 hours per contract and below would not need to be registered.
If a 3-hour enrichment activity (e.g. workshop or local learning journey) is conducted, at different timings, for 3 classes from a school, by duration of contract, will the group of instructors for this activity be required to register with MOE?
Yes. The total contact duration in the contract with the school is 9 hours (i.e. 3h x 3 classes). As the contact duration with the school is
more than 8 hours
, the group of instructors for this enrichment activity will be required to register with MOE.
When and how will applicants know about the outcome of their application?
All applicants will be
notified by email
on the outcome
about 6 to 8 weeks
upon receiving their
What is the validity period of instructors' registered status with MOE?
Instructors' registered status with MOE will be valid for two years.
When should instructors re-apply for registration with MOE?
Instructors who wish to continue providing co-curricular and enrichment activities are advised to reapply for registration with MOE three months prior to the expiry of their registered status. Re-application for registration which is more than 3 months away from the expiry date will not be processed by our system.
Will instructors be able to bid for schools' contracts in areas of specialisation other than what was indicated in their MOE registration?
Yes. Instructors will be able to do so provided they meet the requirements specified by schools.
For example, Sports instructors who only indicated one area of specialisation in their application for registration, namely, "
CCA: Physical Sports - Badminton
will still be able to respond
to schools' ITQ for instructor services for "
Sports Enrichment programmes
What happens if MOE-registered physical sports CCA coaches fail to attain provisional NROC membership by 1 January 2018? Do they need to re-register with MOE?
All CCA coaches and instructors who wish to instruct in MOE schools are required to renew their registration with MOE every two years. Physical sports CCA coaches, whose tenure with MOE ends on or after 1 January 2018, are required to have the provisional NROC membership before they can re-register with MOE to coach in schools. Coaches who fail to do so will not be able to register with MOE to coach in schools.
If the CCA coaches have already met the criteria for the provisional NROC membership, then why do they still have to register for the membership?
NROC members are entitled to benefits such as access to professional development courses offered by SportSG and the National Sports Associations (NSAs). Registration as NROC members provides networking and learning opportunities, in addition to their professional development which improves the quality of coaching in Singapore.
Does it mean that a coach's registration (or re-registration) with MOE will be successful if he/she is a provisional NROC member?
While the basic pre-requisites for provisional NROC membership and registration with MOE are similar, NROC membership is not the only criterion that a coach is evaluated on when considering his/her suitability to coach in schools.
If Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) instructors are registered with the National Arts Council (NAC) for the Arts Education Programme (AEP) and/or the Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS), will they also need to register with MOE?
Yes. The registration aims to help schools better assess the suitability of instructors in conducting co-curricular and enrichment activities.
From January 2016, all schools will only engage the services of instructors who are registered with MOE.
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