ILTC - UP

BACKGROUND OF INTERMEDIATE AND LONG TERM CARE – UPGRADING PROGRAMME (ILTC-UP) 

The Intermediate and Long Term Care – Upgrading Programme (ILTC-UP) is a scholarship programme for Nursing staff and Allied Health Professional to pursue a Degree in Nursing or Allied Health disciplines. Administered by AIC, the ILTC-UP supports capability building for staff and ILTC institutions and enhances the attractiveness of a career in the ILTC sector. 

The scholarship application exercise is opened from January to December within each calendar year, with 2 Awarding Periods. Interested staff should approach their management to discuss opportunities for upgrading and the ILTC-UP. Applicants must have the support from their employing ILTC institutions for this upgrading programme. 

Below is the schedule for the Awarding Period:  

Cut-off Dates for Applications Received:  

Communication of Outcome of Applications:  

End November 

January 

End May 

June/July 


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
 

ILTC-UP is open to ILTC Institutions that meet the following criteria:   

  1. Institutions that are government-owned or operated by voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) registered as charities under the Charities Act (Cap 37), and providing ILTC healthcare services; or
  2. Institutions that are operated by voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) registered as charities under the Charities Act (Cap 37) and receive subvention funding from MOH for the provision of ILTC social services; or
  3. Institutions that receive MOH or Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) programme funding for ILTC healthcare and social services; or
  4. Private providers receiving portable subsidies from MOH for the provision of ILTC healthcare and social services; or
  5. 3rd party service providers with Institutions of Public Character (IPC) status, providing supporting healthcare services to VWOs providing ILTC healthcare services.

 
ILTC-UP application is open to staff who meet the following criteria:

   -  Applicant must be Singaporean or a Permanent Resident (PR);
   - 
Applicant must be either a Nurse or Allied Health Professional (full-time or part-time), preferably with two (2) years of relevant work experience in the healthcare and/or ILTC environment; and
   - 
Applicant must have the support of their employer.

 

FUNDING SUPPORT FOR ILTC-UP SCHEMES: 

Item: 

Funding Support by ILTC-UP: 

Funding required of ILTC institutions: 

Programme and other compulsory fees
-  Compulsory fees comprises:

          i.   Registration Fee
          ii. 
Medical Check-up
          iii.
Medical Insurance
          iv.
Fee Protection Scheme Fee
          v.
Overseas immersion programme costs mandatory for completion of programme; and

-  Other necessary fees as approved by the Selection Committee
. 

90% 

10% 

Locum cost per awardee
(up to 2,304 hours, equivalent to 12 months)
 

75% 

25% 

Study Allowance
 

Cap at $2,000 

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  POST-TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: 

The awardee is required to fulfil his/her employment as stipulated in the bond deed with the ILTC institution. In addition:

   - 
The awardee must submit to the ILTC-UP Secretariat their term transcripts after every semester.
   - 
The awardee must submit a post-training report and an evaluation form within 1 month from completion of degree programme to the ILTC-UP Secretariat.
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The awardee must obtain at least 75% attendance for all training. Proof of attendance (e.g. certificate of participation/ completion, attendance sheet) must be provided to the ILTC-UP 


CLAIMS:
 

All claims are to be submitted within 3 months from the date of payment of programme fees and purchase of items. Incomplete and late claims will not be accepted. 


FORMS AND INFORMATION DOWNLOADS: 

  1. ILTC-UP Funding Guide 
  2. ILTC-UP Roadshow Slides 
  3. ILTC-UP Application Form  
  4. ILTC-UP Organisation Recommendation Form   
  5. ILTC-UP Claim Form   
  6. ILTC-UP Training Report Template (for Awardee) 
  7. ILTC-UP Training Report Template (for Organisation's follow-up) 

 

QUERIES/CONTACT: 

For further enquiries, please contact the ILTC-UP Secretariat via the following options: 

Email:    iltc.up@aic.sg
Phone: 6632 1144
 

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