Effective 1 July 2019, Kaplan Professional will face a 12-month suspension of its Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status.

In a media release yesterday (11 June), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) said during this period, the education provider's accreditation will be revoked and funding from SSG will cease for all its WSQ courses.

This follows a previous six-month suspension of course deliveries under the WSQ's Leadership and People Management framework in December 2018.

The press release stated that in March this year, SSG conducted further investigations and audit checks into Kaplan Professional's delivery of other WSQ courses, finding "serious lapses" by Kaplan Professional. SSG then decided to suspend its ATO status, and hence, Kaplan Professional will not be allowed to offer any WSQ course during the suspension period of 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

SSG reiterated: "SSG takes a serious view of any individual, training provider or organisation which does not adhere to our guidelines for WSQ delivery, and will not hesitate to act against those who contravene our guidelines."

"This is necessary to maintain the quality of WSQ courses. We welcome the public to give us feedback at ssg.gov.sg/feedback if you come across such individuals, training providers or organisations."

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