Most frequently asked questions
Registration & Enrolment
Can I enroll if I am employed?
Yes! RISE2.0 is open to fully employed and part-time employed individuals. Trainees will be enrolled under Track 2, which is specifically designed with a higher proportion of self-paced learning and live sessions outside of normal working hours to ensure compatibility with your existing working schedule
How do I know which pathway is right for me?
We encourage you to do your own research into which of the three digital pathways fit your interests and are more aligned with your future career goals. We will also assist you by assessing your CV and guiding you towards a pathway that will most likely resonate with your current work experience and skills.
What is the selection process like for RISE 2.0?
All eligible candidates will have their CV screened and take an aptitude test. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take an interview and the final selection will be made.
Is the course for my chosen track and specialization going to start in the next coming wave?
Please note that in some instances, a particular choice of track and specialization (e.g. Digital Sales & Marketing – Track 2) may only be launched on specific months and not in the next upcoming wave. However, you are encouraged to complete the selection process to secure your slot in the class.
For how long will RISE 2.0 go on in the foreseeable future?
RISE 2.0 is set up with a long-term perspective in mind to continuously reskill Singapore’s workforce with high-demand business and digital skills. However, the actual program run will depend on multiple factors including overall program demand.
How does the timeline look like from the shortlisting of applicants to commencement of the course?
Generally, we will require around 2-3 weeks to process applications. We encourage applicants to fill up the registration form, submit their documents and complete the relevant screening processes promptly to expedite their application.
Can I request my Company to pay the course fee for RISE 2.0?
Only self-sponsored individuals are eligible for RISE 2.0 program as it is designed to maximise employability and support job placement for individuals.
Note that only self-sponsored applicant can use SkillsFuture Credit.
Should an employer be keen to sponsor their employees for RISE program, the employer may visit the RISE for Business program website (https://riseforbusiness.bcg.com/) to express their interest there.
Can I send employees from my company to join RISE 2.0?
RISE 2.0 is designed to maximise employability and support job placement for individuals. If you would like to send your employees to training, we would recommend that you apply for RISE for Business instead at riseforbusiness.bcg.com. However, if you are still very keen to apply your employees for RISE 2.0, please write your appeal to contactRISE@bcg.com and we will evaluate on a case by case basis.
Can I use SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the nett fee?
Yes, Singapore Citizens (SC) can use up to $1500 of their SkillsFuture Credit, SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up and the $500 Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) to offset the course fees.
Note that it is a requirement for funded learners to achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass assessments, for each module, to meet eligibility requirements for use of SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on SkillsFuture Credit, refer to https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.
Can I use PSEA to pay for the nett course fee?
Yes, you can use the funds in your Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) offset the remaining cost of the program after funding. Take note that if you’re applying for both SkillsFuture Credit and PSEA to defray the course fee, SkillsFuture Credit will be used for fee payment before PSEA.
You can call the 24-hour automated PSEA hotline at 6260 0777 to check your latest PSEA balance.
If you are keen to use PSEA funds, write in to ContactRISE@bcg.com for more details.
For further information on the usage of PSEA, please refer to the following links:
Can I use NTUC UTAP to pay for the nett course fee?
NTUC’s Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) is not applicable for RISE 2.0.
Are there any further subsidies for participants (below age 40) from low income families?
You may qualify for 95% subsidy if you meet any of the following criteria (applicable only to SG citizens):
1) Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more)
2) Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare, Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients
3) Persons with disabilities
If I was previously enrolled in an SGUnited skills training program, can I enrol in RISE 2.0?
Yes, you can still enroll in RISE 2.0 and will be eligible for funding.
Can I seek additional financial assistance to pay for the remainder of the nett fee after subsidy?
There is no other additional financial assistance to pay for the remainder of the nett fee after subsidy.
Am I entitled to a refund if I don’t complete the programme?
Trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason, may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received, including any additional course fee funding support.
Will a training allowance be provided?
Unfortunately, there will be no training allowance provided under the RISE2.0 programme
If I was rejected from RISE 1.0, can I reapply for RISE 2.0?
Yes, you can apply for the RISE 2.0 program. You will be required to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria and pass the relevant screening processes as part of a new application.
If I was previously enrolled in RISE 1.0, can I enrol in RISE 2.0?
Yes, you can enrol in RISE 2.0 as long as it is a different specialization. We will review such applications on a case by case basis.
If I was previously enrolled in RISE 1.0 but dropped out during the course, can I enrol in RISE 2.0?
Unfortunately, you will not be eligible to enrol in RISE 2.0.
Classes & Scheduling
What is the program schedule like?
Generally, 3 x 3-hour lessons are scheduled each week, from 7pm to 10pm on 2 x weekday evenings + 1 x Saturday AM or PM.
Weekday evenings are typically scheduled on either Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays on a regular basis.
Other weekdays may be scheduled as an alternative to the regular schedule as needed (e.g.: due to public holiday falling on regular schedule) and occasionally a 4-hour session may be scheduled on a weekday or Saturday based on curriculum needs.
The detailed cohort schedule will be provided before start of course.
Generally, 8 x 3-hour sessions are scheduled each week, from 9am 12pm and 2pm 5pm on Monday to Thursdays.
Fridays may be scheduled as an alternative to the regular schedule as needed (e.g.: due to public holiday falling on regular schedule) and occasionally a 4-hour session may be scheduled on a weekday timeslot based on curriculum needs.
Detailed timing on the cohort schedule will be provided towards the start of course.
What is the mode of learning?
RISE2.0 will be conducted completely virtually though a combination of live lectures, workshops, interactive self-paced e-learnings and real company projects
Do I receive a certification after I complete the training?
Yes, you will receive a DigitalBCG Academy certification if you complete the programme and have met the attendance & assessment passing criteria.
Why is the Business and Data Analytics duration longer than the other specializations?
Due to the more technical nature of the Business and Data Analytics course, additional time has been scheduled for learners to embed learnings from this specialization.
If you have any questions regarding the RISE programme, drop us an email at contactRISE@bcg.com, message us on Linkedin or call us at +65 3163 4035 (9AM-4PM, Excl. Weekends & PH)
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