Fintech Foundation Programme

Short Course / 2.5 days

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Rethink, Reimagine & Redesign Financial Services with FinTech.

The FinTech Foundation Programme aims to:

  • Increase your awareness and appreciation of FinTech and its impact across various sectors
  • Impart hands-on design thinking skills in financial services
  • Equip you with the skills needed to perform higher value-added financial services

Candidates will be introduced to Financial Technology (FinTech) and its foundational concepts, including design thinking and blockchain.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the current state of various thematic areas in FinTech ecosystem of banking, insurance, asset and wealth management, and financial infrastructure.
  • Identify trends and opportunities shaping the FinTech ecosystem.
  • Explore how trends in FinTech innovation can influence short-term and long-term futures of various industries


Course Dates: TBC
Application Period: TBC

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


Lesson Plan

This course consists of 3 modules:

Day 1: Introduction to FinTech (8 hours)

Gain insights to the financial technology revolution and disruption. Understand the innovation and opportunities therein.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the current state of various thematic areas in the FinTech ecosystem of banking, insurance, asset and wealth management and financial infrastructure
  • Identify trends and opportunities shaping the FinTech ecosystem
  • Explore how trends in FinTech innovation might influence the short and longterm futures of various industries
Day 2: Design Thinking in Financial Services (8 hours)

Discover and adopt human-centred design thinking approach

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain awareness of how design thinking can be applied in a wide range of contexts
  • Investigate and think creatively around design problems and opportunities in financial services
  • Use design thinking to bring new/existing ventures successfully to market
Day 3: Introduction to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies (4 hours)

Explore the world of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, understand their potential impact to the financial services industry.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn the fundamentals and essentials of blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Experience how these technologies work through a hands-on session of receiving, transferring, buying and selling of cryptocurrencies

Trainer's Profile

Chia Hock Lai

President, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA)

Chia Hock Lai is passionate about how technology is disrupting the way financial services are being delivered to consumers and businesses, and in the process making the financial system more efficient and inclusive. Hock Lai has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial industry, having performed roles in both business and technology. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (Real Estate), Nanyang Technological University (Infocomm Technology) and Nanyang Polytechnic (Fund Management & Administration). Besides being the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association, he is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, advisor to Startups and mentor to student FinTech projects.


In-class assessments.

Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass assessments

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:
Entry-level executives and officers in the banking and finance industry who wish to:
  • Equip themselves with essential FinTech concepts
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging technologies and to know how these technologies will impact their work and the industry
  • Discover ways to prepare themselves for digital transformation

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.
This programme has Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)* funding. UTAP is an individual skills upgrading account specially for NTUC members. As a member, you can enjoy UTAP funding at 50% of the unfunded course fee capped at $250 every year. For more information, visit or call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008. (*UTAP terms & conditions apply).
Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$1070.00
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents$321.00
Singaporeans qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$121.00
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$121.00