How To Apply For CoreTrade Courses In Singapore?

The Construction Registration of Tradesmen (CoreTrade) is a registration scheme administered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), for the skilled and experienced construction personnel in the various key construction trades.

Who is eligible for the CoreTrade Scheme?

This CoreTrade scheme is available for both local Singaporean workers and foreign workers with relevant years of experience working in the construction industry in Singapore.

CoreTrade provides a platform to retain better and more experienced personnel by providing a clear career progression path and recognition.

According to the BCA, there are two types of construction personnel a worker may be categorized into:

  • Construction Tradesmen – construction workers that are skilled in specific construction trades
  • Construction Foreman – also known as a construction supervisor; in charge of coordinating and supervising tradesmen in a specific construction trade


Besides Coretrade, there are also other alternatives such as Multiskilling and SEC(K) courses available to upskill to an R1 worker in the Construction Sector.

Benefits of CoreTrade

Apart from equipping your workers with new knowledge and additional technical skills, your company can benefit by having them recognized by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and upgrade them into Higher-Skilled Workers.

By upgrading your construction personnel with a BCA-approved training course like CoreTrade, employers will pay a lower levy rate and extended maximum period of employment. Instead of 14 years for a Basic-Skilled Worker, Higher-Skilled Workers actually have their period of employment extended to a maximum of 26 years!

Signing your employees for a familiarisation course provides a lot of benefits to you and your company. You get to keep your company’s high-performing construction personnel with additional training and testing through this CoreTrade Scheme. No need to worry about re-hiring new workers all the time when you can keep the core group of personnel essential to your business for a long time.

Lowering Levy For Foreign Workers

By upgrading your worker to higher-skilled status will reduce your levy bill. The exact levy rate depends on your sector. You pay a lower levy for workers with higher-skilled status.

Since 2012, Aesperon Construction has been providing reliable, relevant, and cost-effective courses to upskill and empower your workforce. We work closely with our partners to ensure that our courses meet stringent criteria and requirements. As the corporate development arm of Aesperon Group, Aesperon Construction takes great pride in delivering training solutions that exceed industry standards.

We believe that our Coretrade courses not only elevate the skillsets of individual tradesmen but also raise the standards of the industry.

To apply to become an R1 worker, simply contact us here or read more here.

Top 3 CoreTrade Courses

  1. Painting
    This course aims to provide trainees with knowledge and skills in painting. They will be trained to recognize different types of paint, techniques of application, and proper handling of painting tools and equipment. More importantly, trainees will be taught to practice good painting habits and worksite safety relating to painting. 
  2. Precast Concrete Component Erection
    This course consists of practical and theory training sessions covering the following topics: Handling of PC components, Inspection & quality control, Placement & adjustments, Propping, and Safety aspects. Components covered in this course include columns, beams, slabs, staircases, refuse chutes, facades, gable-end walls, and space-adding items.
  3. Suspended Ceiling Installation (Acoustical)
    These are practical and theory-oriented courses. The lessons comprise workshop practicals, classroom lectures, and video instructions. It teaches the general knowledge of ceiling and drywall installation as well as the practical preparation of suspension and grid components, fabrication of grid work, and installation of ceiling panels.

How To Apply For The CoreTrade Scheme?

All you have to do is approach us for pre-registration via the following schemes: 

 *Subjected to approval by MOM.

Entry Requirements:

To check your eligibility for these courses, please check our website here at to find out more.

Why choose us?

To start working as a construction worker in Singapore, it is a requirement to possess a skills evaluation certificate.  We have a more than 95% Passing Rate for our certification courses. As we understand that weekdays are mainly the important workdays, many weekend training slots are available in ATTC. Free transportation will be provided as well! (Terms and conditions apply).

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us!

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