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We reviewed the best training schools in Singapore so you can level up your career!

We reviewed the best training schools in Singapore so you can level up your career!

✔ Qualified instructors - We chose schools with seasoned instructors having at least one year of relevant teaching or industry experience and holding an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) or equivalent.

✔ Practical training - Does the school offer plenty of practical learning opportunities for applying skills in real-world situations?

✔ Accreditation - Is the school recognised and accredited by authorities like the Ministry of Education and SkillsFuture Singapore?

✔ Materials and facilities - Modern labs, equipment, and study aids are crucial for a comprehensive learning experience.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Let’s dive into some of the best training schools in Singapore!

Enrolling in a training school is a fantastic move if you’re looking to upgrade your skills and stay competitive in today’s fast-paced job market. Our local training centres offer hands-on, practical courses that can help you advance in fields like coding, culinary arts, digital marketing, and more. 

Plus, with flexible schedules and plenty of government support, it’s easier than ever to fit learning into your busy life.

How much do training schools in Singapore cost?

Skills development programs, like coding boot camps or culinary courses, range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars based on duration and intensity. 

Shorter courses and certificates generally cost S$100–$250, while comprehensive training programs can exceed S$1,500.

1. Coursemology

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Address: Blk 190 02, 514 Lor 6 Toa Payoh

Phone: +6562555584

Business Hours: Daily, 8.30 AM–6.30 PM

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Coursemology is great because it offers SkillsFuture and WSQ-accredited courses, allowing Singapore citizens to use SkillsFuture Credit to offset fees, making them more affordable.

I learned that its baking and cooking classes are in high demand, though I admit to being particularly drawn to its short beauty courses. The basic makeup course is just S$128 and already comes with a makeup set for class use.

Its other beauty and makeup courses are on eyebrow embroidery and facial treatment, which are admittedly expensive full courses (S$981 and S$1,689 respectively). However, both are SkillsFuture credit eligible and come with further discounts for students 40 years old and above.

I also like its user-friendly online portal, which is easy to use when looking for courses to boost job skills (or working on one’s self-image!). 

Pros

  • Easy-to-use online portal
  • Three training centres in Singapore
  • Affordable rates

Cons

  • Occasional class cancellations

Customer Reviews

The coach created an energetic study environment

“Attended the course and it is good learning & knowledge about the basics of food safety and hygiene for those who deal with food and beverage. The Coach Shirley Wong was innovative and create an energetic study environment for everyone.”

– Rachel Wong, Google Review

I made the right choice to sign up for this course

“An interesting place to learn drone course conducted by well-versed trainers Mr Loo Hee Jin. He coached with his professional skills and shared with experience. I have been making the right choice to sign up for this course. May like to attend the next intermediate class. Happily learning!”

– Lim Kim Seng, Google Review

2. Genetic Computer School

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Address: 167 Jalan Bukit Merah Connection One, Tower 4

Phone: +6563397588

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 AM–6 PM; Saturdays, 9 AM–2 PM

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I liked Genetic Computer School’s digital marketing series for specific reasons. It’s designed for different skill levels, covering everything from social media marketing to advanced tech trends for various products or regions. 

This means there are courses available to match your needs as your business progresses. In-between are useful short courses to utilise for personal and business skill enhancement, like GCS’ mobile apps classes.

Another reason is that it has up to 70% SkillsFuture claimable credit. That’s a significant discount!

Even my dad, who’s averse to anything tech-related, has enjoyed the mobile device course and is now using smartphone apps like a Gen Z-er! But if you’re interested in similar popular courses, sign up as early as you can, as they tend to get filled up fast.

Pros

  • Up to 70% SkillsFuture claimable credit
  • Affordable fees for certificate courses
  • Numerous IT-based courses

Cons

  • Some late certificates
  • Short courses like mobile device classes get filled up quickly

Customer Reviews

Able to explain the lesson plainly and simply to make me understand how to use the new apps

“I find the Mobile Device course conducted by the school to be interesting to me. This is because the instructor is not only knowledgeable, but he is also able to explain the lesson in a plain and simple way to make me understand how to use the new apps. Also, I found the school staff to be courteous and cooperative if I needed any help. I highly recommend this school for any other courses in future.”

– Chris Lim, Google Review

The lessons were well planned and the staff was very dedicated

“School is very professional and the rooms are very conducive for learning. Have attended several of their courses and their instructors are very knowledgeable and engaging. The lessons were well planned and the staff very dedicated. I have gained immense knowledge from attending their courses and I highly recommend all to seek out their course.”

– Esther Goh, Google Review

3. A.D.A.M. (Academy of Design Arts & Media)

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Address: 79 Joo Koon Circle

Phone: +6586122301

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 AM–6 PM

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A.D.A.M. caught my eye because it’s one of the few schools in Singapore that specialises in drone operation. The training covers flying circuits, hands-on practical sessions, and learning from UAPL-certified pilots for those aspiring for a UA Pilot License.

The school offers a wide range of courses, with up to 70% covered by SkillsFuture credits. You just need to attend at least 12 hours to qualify for the funding support.

The SkillsLab courses are ideal for job seekers, fresh graduates, hobbyists, self-employed, and anyone thinking of switching jobs mid-career. Some popular ones are smartphone photography essentials and video editing mastery classes.

A.D.A.M. offers course finishers the opportunity to network with other alumni for further career boosts. However, don’t expect any post-course hiring support or job placement guarantees after completing the short courses.

Pros

  • Up to 70% funded by SkillsFuture credit
  • Offers drone operation course
  • Affordable fees for SkillsLab courses
  • Networking events for alumni

Cons

  • No job placement guarantee after the course

Customer Reviews

The trainer is extremely knowledgeable in his field

“More people should be aware of the course. Andy the trainer is extremely knowledgeable in this field. Very friendly trainer. Now we can take more cool and interesting photos!”

– Ashraf Othman, Google Review

Provided us with the cameras and equipment, allowing us to have hands-on experience

“A very insightful course led by Andy. He provided us with the cameras and equipment, allowing us to have hands-on experience. Content is easy to follow and Andy is very knowledgeable and very helpful in giving us directions in terms of photography/videography for our individual field of work.”

– Lauren Lim, Google Review

4. Knowledge Tree

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Address: 75 Bukit Timah Rd, #03-02 Boon Siew Building

Phone: +6567491486

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 AM–5 PM

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Since 2006, Knowledge Tree’s mission has been to be the leading security training institute in the region. That said, this isn’t a training school for anything other than security-related courses.

Conveniently, the school provides evening classes, which is perfect for those with busy daytime schedules.

My inner Nancy Drew was drawn to PRSF – Perform Remote Surveillance Function, also known as Security Surveillance Management. It’s all about remotely detecting and preventing crimes in high-risk areas, which is very Singaporean.

The courses cover the basics of security, plus intense training on topics like basic cyber security response, certified ethical hacking, security surveillance, and recognising terrorist threats. Its learning facilities reflect these high-tech courses, complete with surveillance equipment and simulation activities.

Pros

  • Convenient evening classes
  • High-tech facilities
  • Offers post-course advice on the security career industry

Cons

  • Offers security courses only
  • Only accepts payment by SkillsFuture Credit or cash

Customer Reviews

They will make sure you understand before they move on to another topic

“I’ve attended the SO course and to SS course in KnowledgeTree.The courses were well structured and the lessons were well planned. I could understand it clearly and the trainers were knowledgeable and very helpful. They will make sure you understand before they move on to another topic. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. You can ask them for help and they will be happy to help you with a smile on their face. Definitely, I will recommend KnowledgeTree to those who wanna take security courses. Knowledge Tree is just 10/10. Superb!”

– Sugaanthan, Google Review

Provided learners with sufficient time to absorb the content of the course

“Knowledge tree offers trainers who are well experienced and well-planned course structure to provide learners with sufficient time to absorb the content of the course in a conducive environment. Front desk officers/receptionists were kind, polite and were able to accommodate for the course dates and advice when in doubt, the overall experience was pleasant indeed.”

– Rajith Sharma, Google Review

5. Tertiary Courses Singapore

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Address: 12 Woodlands Square, #07-85 Woods Square Tower 1

Phone: +6561000613

Business Hours: Daily, 9 AM–6 PM

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Tertiary Courses Singapore isn’t just for adults; the centre also offers fantastic kids’ courses, including Python, game design, robotics, digital drawing, and 3D printing. It’s a great option for parents who want their kids to learn new skills.

The weekend courses allow those with busy weekday schedules to focus on learning new skills. The trainers also encourage course finishers to consult with them for free!

For adults, the centre offers a huge variety of courses, from IT, media, and design to robotics and digital marketing. Another huge plus: soft skill courses like problem-solving are also on the menu, which is something I need.

Be prepared to shell out around S$800 for a course on critical thinking, though. But since it’s not something offered by other centres, I think it’s a fair amount.

Pros

  • Offers soft courses on problem-solving
  • Courses all have a money-back guarantee
  • Kids’ workshops available

Cons

  • Pricey

Customer Reviews

Recommended for all, from beginners to experienced professionals

“Dr Alvin Ang was really knowledgeable and informative, the entire course was a breeze and greatly helped me familiarise myself with Tableau. Recommended for all, from beginners to experienced professionals, to glean insights you’ve probably not known before.”

– Brandon Yeoh, Google Review

Dr. Ang’s extensive knowledge, patience, and enthusiasm distinguish him as an outstanding educator

“I had the opportunity to study under Dr. Alvin Ang at Tertiary Infotech, where he imparted various subjects such as R programming, Machine Learning for Financial Trading, and Linear Programming. Dr. Ang’s extensive knowledge, patience, and enthusiasm distinguish him as an outstanding educator. I am appreciative of the knowledge and skills I gained through his guidance.”

– Zelton Santos, Google Review

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