Q2: What are the schools that offer courses supported by the SFSA for Design?
A2: Depending on whether you are looking to deepen or broaden your skillsets, you may consider courses either from the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) or from the private training providers. What is important is to demonstrate how the course(s) will support your growth in your career plan.
More recently, 100% online courses are also supported. Click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria, courses that are supported by the SFSA for Design, and to submit your application via the online portal.
You may refer to the Skills Framework for Design that aims to help individuals, design employers, and training providers find out more about the design sector, the available career pathways, job roles, existing and emerging skills as well as relevant training programmes required for the job roles.
Q3: What are the courses in emerging design areas that are supported by the SFSA for Design?
A3: Some of the emerging design areas include:
- Courses from the experience making cluster (e.g. Design Strategy, Service Design, User Experience/User Interface Design, and Design Research, etc); or
- Design courses which incorporate business (e.g. Systems Thinking, Organisational Transformation) and/or innovation (e.g. Innovation management) and/or technology (e.g. Drones, Artificial Intelligence) aspects.
Q4: What is the qualification level/certification of supported courses that I can take to apply for the SFSA for Design?
A4: These courses may include micro-certification programmes, certificate courses, diplomas, degree programmes, postgraduate programmes (include Masters, specialist diplomas, graduate certificates) and executive education programmes.
Q5: Do I have to be enrolled in the course(s) before I apply?
A5: No, you do not have to be enrolled at the point of application. However, you will need to submit your proof of course application when you submit your application via the online portal. Otherwise, your application is considered incomplete and will be closed.
If you are shortlisted, you will be required to submit your proof of course enrolment (e.g. acceptance letter) issued by the institution to the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) within 14 working days upon notification.