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November 13, 2014

Registration of Instructors Offering Co-Curricular and Enrichment Activities to Schools (Second Phase)

1.Instructors offering co-curricular and enrichment activities to schools are required to register with the Ministry of Education (MOE). The registration aims to help schools better assess the suitability of instructors in conducting the co-curricular and enrichment activities. The first phase for registration of instructors offering co-curricular and enrichment activities to schools was from March 2014 . From January 2015, schools will only engage instructors from the first phase who are registered with MOE.

2.The second phase for registration comprises instructors engaged for school-based co-curricular and enrichment activities (academic and non-academic) that are more than eight hours but fewer than twenty hours per contract (for example, one month of weekly three-hour sessions). From January 2016, all government, government-aided, independent, specialised independent and specialised schools will only engage the services of these instructors who are registered with MOE. This includes school contracts for instructor services that begin in 2016, as well as school contracts for instructor services that begin in 2015 and extend into 2016.

3.These instructors may apply to register with MOE from 1 January 2015. Application procedures are available at http://www.moe.gov.sg/coaches-instructors/index.php#application-registration. Instructors are encouraged to register in the first half of 2015.

4.Similar to the first phase for registration, the 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);
  • Employment history;
  • Registration with a relevant professional body (if available);
  • Self-declaration form.

5.All applicants will be notified by email on the outcome about six to eight weeks upon receiving their completed application. Instructors’ registered status will be valid for two years. Instructors who wish to continue providing such activities are to re-apply for registration with MOE at least three months prior to the expiry of their registered status. For more information, please visit http://www.moe.gov.sg/coaches-instructors/ or email MOE_Instructor_Registration@moe.gov.sg.