Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC)
COURSE OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES
Disclaimer: This is not a Developer/Programmer's, Technical-focused or investment/trading course. While certain aspects of technical/investment/trading will still be covered.
Institute of Blockchain® (IBS) Ltd is the Certification Awarding Body (CAB) and Certification Owner (CO) for the issuance of Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC). A Certified Blockchain Consultant® is a blockchain professional who is trained in the Executive, Standards & Technical and Elective tracks.
The Executive track cover the basics of Fintech & Blockchain, its business models & strategies, blockchain compliance and regulation and Enterprise Blockchain.
The Standards and Technical track cover blockchain's taxonomy, ontology, reference architecture, use cases, security, privacy, identity, smart contract applications, governance, and interoperability based on ISO TC307 Technical Standards.
The Elective track covers fundamental blockchain applications development on Ethereum Blockchain such as smart contracts and decentralized applications and transferable soft skills such as the SkillsFuture Singapore's Critical Core Skills (e.g Digital Fluency, Problem Solving etc..)
This course prepares learners to provide business consultation on Fintech & Blockchain technology primarily within the financial services and Info-communication Technology sectors and other industries. Learners shall be proficient in Fintech & Blockchain knowledge and skills after 2 months of training and assessment.
course CONTENT & structure
(FOR SEP/OCT INTAKE)
This is a 30 hours (or 2 months) course (both asynchronous and synchronous), comprising of 7 Core learning units from Executive, Standards & Technical Track and 3 Elective learning units. The CBC is designed in accordance to the Skills Framework for Financial Services.
At the end of the course, learners has to pass the Competency Assessment (CA) to attain the CBC qualification. This course is available primarily in English & customizable to the Chinese language for Chinese-speaking countries.
CBC uses flipped classroom methodology, Learners will go through 6 - 8 weeks of self-directed eLearning (Asynchronous) at their own pace and time. Follow by 3 days of instructor-led/facilitated online training (Synchronous). Learners will acquire a minimum of 10 credit value (CV) before they are eligible to take the Competency Assessment (CA).
For Scholarship applicants, they will need to submit a "Reflection Journal" at the end of the course and upon passing the CA to attain the CBC qualification.
Standards & Technical Track
CBC-BG: Blockchain Governance & Interoperability (Under Review)
3 Days Instructor-Led (Synchronous)
TRAINING & assessment PATHWAYS
Course will be conducted via blended learning:
Phase 1: Self-directed eLearning (Asynchronous) and
Phase 2: Instructor-Led/Facilitated Classroom/Online Training (Synchronous)
Assessment Only Pathway (AOP)
AOP is for learners whom have taken a IBS or non-IBS blockchain course/programme in recent 1 year are able to seek waiver from attending the entire CBC Course and may attempt the CBC Competency Assessment directly to attain the CBC qualification.
Documentary Proof: Upload softcopy of Certificate with/without Transcript or indicate URL to Certificate.
Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway (RPL)
RPL is for learners whom has prior on-job-training or experience working in a Fintech or Blockchain organisation for at least 1 year are able to seek waiver from attending the entire CBC Course and attempt the CBC Competency Assessment directly to attain the CBC qualification.
Documentary Proof: Upload written Work Portfolio documenting relevant work or experience.
Formative Assessment (FA)
Learners will be assessed after the completion of each eLearning session, formative assessment is graded and count towards the final assessment grade. The weightage of the Formative Assessment is 50%.
Summative Assessment (SA)
The SA is the final CBC Competency Assessment.
The weightage of the Summative Assessment is 50%.
Upon achieving a total of at least 70% from the FA & SA combined will lead to the award of CBC qualification.
SkillsFuture Course Code: TGS-2020513463
Estimated Duration to Complete CBC: 2 months (35 hours)
Minimum Class Size: 5 to commence class | Maximum Class Size: 20
Mode of Training: Part-Time
Course Language: English and Mandarin Chinese
Min. Entry Requirements:
To pass an Aptitude Entrance Test (AET).
Professional Qualification and/or Other Diploma of any course.
No prior working experience required.
No prior technical qualifications or experience required.
This course is open to all nationalities.
COURSE RUN/INTAKE SCHEDULE
#1: 1 Sep - 18 Oct 2020 (Completed)
#2: 1 Jan - 27 Feb 2021 (Completed)
#3: 7 May - 3 Jul 2021 (Full)
Next Intake #4: 3 Sep - 30 Oct 2021 (Filling Fast)
Next Enrollment Period: 3 July 2021 - 31 Aug 2021
Certified Blockchain Consultant® Programme (*include 7 learning units & Competency Assessment Fee - 1 attempt): SGD$600 (USD $430)
IBS's Strategic & MOU Partners (for organisation): 50% discount
Non-Profit Organisation/VWC/Government Agencies/BIG Members (for organisation): 30% discount
IBS Alumni: 15% discount
Documentary Proof: Upload incorporation documents, MOU, relevant Certificates.
Scholarship is available for Singapore Citizens & Permanent Resident whom are:
Full-time Tertiary Student
Seniors above 60 years old
Blue CHAS Card Holder
Submit relevant identity proof (e.g. Student Pass, ID/Passport, CHAS card) during online course enrollment.
Provide reasons/justifications for the scholarship.
The scholarship only covers course fees and does not cover Competency Assessment fees.
The scholarship application is a case-by-case basis and is subjected to quota and approval.
Upon completing and passing CBC, the scholarship applicant has to submit a reflection journal (in word or PDF) of not less than 300 words in order to receive the full qualification.
Payment Modes Accepted
*IBS has went cashless! Paper currency is not accepted,
An e-invoice will be sent to your email upon course enrollment.
Ethereum (ETH) Public Key Address:
Internet/ATM Fund Transfer to: OCBC Current Account 687-715-276-001
Cheque payable to Institute of Blockchain Ltd
NTUC UTAP Credits: Self-claim at https://www.ntuc.org.sg/wps/portal/up2/home
PayNow to UEN: 201901394N or scan the below PayNow QR Code
SGQR: Scan the below SQQR Code
Assessment & Certification
To attain the CBC Qualification, learner must satisfy:
To obtain a minimum Credit Value (CV) of 10 CV
Minimum 75% attendance for all learning units.
Achieved 70% passing mark for the CBC Competency Assessment
Upon completion of all the eLearning units and CBC Main Track, the learner will be awarded a Certificate of Completion (COC).
Upon passing the CBC Competency Assessment, the learner will be awarded the Certified Blockchain Consultant (CBC) Qualification and able to use CBC title after their name. e.g. John, CBC. CBC is valid for a period of 2 years, subjected to renewal.
All certificates will be issued electronically on blockchain via GovTech's OpenCerts platform.
RELEVANT JOB ROLE / OCCUPATION PATHWAY
The CBC equips the learners with Fintech and Blockchain knowledge and technical skills for relevant job roles and occupation pathway:
Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Industry
Blockchain Solutions Consultant
Financial Services Industry
Cryptocurrency Broker / Trader
Cryptocurrency Market Analyst
Business Process Engineer / Operations Specialist
IT Business Solutions Project Specialist
Logistics Data Specialist
Logistics Innovation & Process Improvement / Logistics Systems Manager
Wholesale Trade Industry
Business / Market Research Analyst
Operations Assistant / Coordinator
Procurement / Sourcing Assistant
Sales Assistant / Coordinator
Trade Finance Analyst