SFA Academy
Fast Track into Fintech with SFA’s One-Day Courses
In collaboration with Ngee Ann CET Academy, SFA offers a series of one-day courses that provide a deep dive into key areas of the fintech ecosystem. Led by industry experts and packed with real-world case studies, interactive discussions and hands-on activities, our courses provide an immersive learning experience. You will also earn certifications upon completion of each course.

Ngee Ann CET Academy X SFA

Courses Available

  1. Introduction to ESG for FinTech
  2. Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics
  3. RegTech
  4. Introduction to Web 3.0
  5. Fintech Foundation

Who Should Join These Courses?

  1. Working adults looking for a mid-career switch: If you're considering a change in career path, these courses are an excellent opportunity to upskill and make your transition into the dynamic field of fintech.
  2. Graduates aspiring for a fintech career: Passionate about the intersection of finance and technology? These courses provide a solid foundation to embark on a rewarding fintech career.
  3. Fintech enthusiasts: These courses offer a chance to delve deeper into the rapidly evolving domain, providing a comprehensive understanding of various fintech concepts, applications, and how they are reshaping the financial landscape.

Funding & Subsidies Available

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.

Additionally, SMEs registered or incorporated in Singapore can receive up to 90% course fee funding as part of SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) Enhanced Training Support initiative. Simply apply the code "SME" during course application.

Long-term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders can also qualify for SSG funding with the following documents:

  1. Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
  2. Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

View the course fee table here

“The thriving fintech sector is constantly on the lookout for fresh talent. As a global fintech hub, Singapore continues to have the largest number of fintech firms in the region. For those looking to pursue a career and fintech, it is essential to understand the latest opportunities and challenges in the industry. SFA Academy will equip you with the relevant knowledge to break in and thrive in the space.”

Shadab Taiyabi, President at SFA
Introduction to ESG for Fintech
Course Overview

Sustainability presents both significant opportunities and challenges in today's business landscape. With investors increasingly considering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in their investment decisions, financial institutions are now incorporating ESG disclosures in their annual or sustainability reports.


This course aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of ESG concepts, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and how they shape the field of sustainable finance. We will explore the regulations and industry norms that have influenced the development of sustainable finance, equipping you with the knowledge to navigate this evolving landscape.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand key environmental, social, and governance issues.
  • Familiarise with the current sustainability landscape in Singapore.
  • Understand the impact of international agreements on sustainability on businesses.
  • Understand the impact of sustainability reporting on businesses and employees.
  • Gain knowledge on sustainable finance and instruments.

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Course Details

Date: 14 March 2024
Application Period: 25 Jan – 7 March 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom and Asynchronous e-learning
Venue: 80 Robinson Road #08-01, Singapore 068898

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Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
Course Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that we might use it a dozen times a day without realising. Self-driving vehicles, facial recognition, speech recognition and web search are just some areas where the technology has been applied.

This course provides a systematic introduction to AI technology, AI systems, and their applications. Using innovative case studies, we take a deep dive into how AI systems are adopted in financial sectors. We’ll also explore ways to make the application of AI fair, ethical, accountable, and transparent.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Gain deeper insights into financial technologies in the AI and data analytics landscape.
  • Be acquainted with disruptions these emerging technologies have brought to incumbent players and changing the future of work.
  • Develop knowledge of how AI applications are used in the finance sector.

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Course Details

Date: 18 March 2024
Application Period: 25 Jan – 11 March 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom and Asynchronous e-learning
Venue: 80 Robinson Road #08-01, Singapore 068898

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RegTech
Course Overview

In the ever-evolving world of finance, regulatory compliance is a paramount concern for financial institutions. To effectively manage and meet their obligations, these institutions are turning to innovative solutions known as "RegTech".

This course delves into the diverse regulatory requirements that financial institutions must adhere to. You’ll also get to explore the dynamic field of RegTech and discover how it streamlines and enhances specific tasks, facilitating processes, improving outcomes, and enabling effective compliance monitoring. You will also get to examine the requirements RegTech solutions should meet and how to evaluate them.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the different licences required to provide financial services.
  • Be aware of the regulatory framework for Financial Technologies in Singapore and the concept of cross-border compliance.
  • Understand how financial institutions leverage RegTech solutions to facilitate due diligence.
  • Develop knowledge of the different tasks where RegTech solutions are employed and how they can be connected to enhance efficiency and effectiveness and lead to better outcomes for the financial institution.
  • Examine the requirements RegTech solutions must meet for their use by financial institutions and how to evaluate them.

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Course Details

Date: 19 March 2024
Application Period: 25 Jan – 12 March 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom and self-paced e-learning
Venue: 80 Robinson Road #08-01, Singapore 068898

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Introduction to Web 3.0
Course Overview

Web 3.0 is emerging as the next evolution of the internet. What is Web 3.0, how will it look, and how will it affect our lives and the future of work?

This course will bring you through a brief history of Web 1.0 and 2.0, a deep dive into Web 3.0 and its evolution, inefficiencies and limitations, and government policies from an ownership and privacy perspective.

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Learning Outcomes
  • The evolutions of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
  • Be acquainted with the following:
    • Machine learning, big data web application
    • AI-driven bots based on machine learning
    • Augmented reality, metaverse virtual world
  • Web 3.0 and the use of decentralised technologies such as blockchain and the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS).
  • Web 3.0 and the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. This would also include Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and even Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs), which help groups of people organise and make decisions.
  • Web 3.0 inefficiencies such as high energy consumption, scams, and scalability.
  • Government policies regarding ownership of your data, together with protecting the privacy of others.

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Course Details

Date: 21 March 2024
Application Period: 21 Jan – 14 March 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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Fintech Foundation
Course Overview

In recent years, there has been widespread recognition of the benefits A.I., Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Machine Learning can bring to financial institutions and consumers. The increased adoption of fintech in B2B and B2C has fuelled business growth for fintech companies and also led to increased fintech investments and a surge in fintech hiring.

This course imparts essential knowledge on these emerging technologies and their industry applications. Through practical case studies, participants will deepen their understanding about fintech as they critically evaluate the use cases and learn how they have contributed to business processes and customer engagement.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Learn about the history of fintech and the different types of fintech
  • Familiarise with the current fintech landscape in Singapore and Asia
  • Understand the impact of fintech on businesses and employees
  • Evaluate the different WealthTech and robo-advisers landscape in Singapore
  • Learn about the digital payments landscape and digital currencies
  • Understand the emerging trends in the digital payment space
  • Gain insights into the future of fintech
  • Discuss about the Future of Work with developments in the fintech arena

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Course Details

Date: 28 March 2024
Application Period: 7 Feb – 21 March 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: 80 Robinson Road #08-01, Singapore 068898

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Course Fees (Subsidies Available)
Table below shows course fees for each course.
Full course fee $610.40
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $183.12
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $71.12
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $71.12
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $183.12
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $71.12
Others (and Repeat Students) $610.40
Have Questions? Get in touch!
If you have any questions regarding the courses, please send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!




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