Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC)

COURSE OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVE

Disclaimer: This is not a Coder/Developer/Programmer's, Technical-focused or investment/trading course. While certain aspects of technical/investment/trading will still be covered briefly.

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 and assessed holistically in the Executive, Standards & Technical and Elective themes.

The Executive theme cover the basics of Fintech & Blockchain, its business models & strategies, blockchain compliance and regulation and Enterprise Blockchain.

The Standards and Technical theme cover blockchain's taxonomy, ontology, reference architecture, use cases, security, smart contract applications, governance, interoperability privacy & identity based on ISO TC307 Technical Standards.

The Elective theme covers fundamental blockchain applications development on Ethereum Blockchain such as smart contracts and decentralized applications, Robotic Automation Process (RPA), and transferable soft skills such as the SkillsFuture Singapore's Critical Core Skills (e.g Digital Fluency)

This course prepares learners to provide business consultation on Financial Technology (FinTech) & Blockchain technology primarily within the financial services and Info-communication Technology sectors and may extend to Logistics, Healthcare and Energy sectors. Learners shall be proficient in Fintech & Blockchain knowledge and skills after 2.5 months of training and assessment.

course structure

This is a 48 hours (over 2.5 months) course (both asynchronous and synchronous), comprising of 7 Core learning units from Executive, Standards & Technical themes and 3 learning units from Elective theme. The CBC is designed in accordance to the Skills Framework for Financial Services.

During at and the end of the course, learners has to pass the CBC Assessment 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 must complete the CBC Course before they are eligible to take the CBC Assessment.

This course is open to all nationalities and professions.


Executive Track


Standards & Technical Track


Elective Track


Weekly Self-Directed Learning (Asynchronous)

Compulsory Core:

  • Week 1 - CBC-FBP: Fintech & Blockchain Primer Part 1 (2 hours)

  • Week 2 - CBC-BF: Blockchain Foundations (2 hours)

  • Week 3 - CBC-BSE: Blockchain Security (2 hours)

  • Week 4 - CBC-SC: Smart Contract and their Applications (2 hours)

  • Week 5 - CBC-BGPI: Blockchain Governance, Privacy and Identity (2 hours)

  • Week 6 - CBC-EB: Enterprise Blockchain (2 hours)

Optional Electives:

  • After Week 6 - CBC-ADEB: Applications Development on Ethereum Blockchain (2 hours)

  • After Week 6 - CCS-DF: Digital Fluency (2 hours)


3 Days Instructor-Led (Synchronous)

Day 1:

  • Part 2 of CBC-FBP: Fintech & Blockchain Primer (7 hours)


Day 2:

  • CBC-BRC Blockchain Regulatory Compliance (7 hours)


Day 3:

Morning

  • Selected Blockchain Topics (3 hrs)

Afternoon

  • CBC-BCRM: Blockchain Consulting & Requirements Mapping (4 hrs)


CBC Assessment (3 hrs)

TRAINING & assessment PATHWAYS

Training Pathway

Course will be conducted via blended learning:

  • Session 1: Self-directed eLearning (Asynchronous) and

  • Session 2: Instructor-Led/Facilitated Classroom/Online Training (Synchronous)


Assessment Pathway

  • Facilitated Classroom Assessment. See CBC Assessment.

  • Assessment Only Pathway (AOP)

As part of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). AOP is for learners whom have prior working experience or knowledge in blockchain such as taken a IBS or non-IBS blockchain course/programme or working in a Fintech/Blockchain organisation in recent 1 year are able to seek waiver from attending the entire CBC Course and may attempt the CBC Assessment directly to attain the CBC qualification.

Documentary Proof:

  1. Upload softcopy of Course Certificate with/without Transcript or indicate Credentialing URL to Certificate during assessment registration.

  2. Upload written Work Portfolio documenting relevant work or experience during assessment registration

ADMINISTRATIVE Details

SkillsFuture Course Code: TGS-2020513463

SkillsFuture Course Directory: https://www.myskillsfuture.sg/content/portal/en/training-exchange/course-directory/course-detail.html?courseReferenceNumber=TGS-2020513463

Estimated Duration to Complete: 2.5 months (48 hours)

Minimum Class Size: 5 to commence class | Maximum Class Size: 20

Mode of Training: Part-Time

Course Language: English and Mandarin Chinese


Minimum Entry Requirements

*A WPLN (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Grammar/Vocabulary, Writing and Numeracy) Level 5 will be recognised in lieu of 4 GCE "O" level passes.

  • No prior technical qualifications or experience required.

  • Foreign learners & undergraduates are welcome.


Pre-requisite

COURSE RUN/INTAKE SCHEDULE

Intakes:

  • #1: 1 Sep - 18 Oct 2020 (Completed)

  • #2: 1 Jan - 27 Feb 2021 (Completed)

  • #3: 7 May - 3 Jul 2021 (Completed)

  • #4: 3 Sep - 30 Oct 2021 (Completed)

  • #5: 14 Jan - 5 Mar 2022 (Open for registration)

Next Enrollment Period: 1 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

Session Schedule

Financial Details

Course Fees

  • SGD $1250 per Learner (Current COVID-19 Discounted Rate: $500 per Learner)

    • *Course fees exclusive of $60 Competency Assessment Fees

*All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

Refer to here for Payment Modes & Refund Policy.


Discounts

  • 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 during course enrollment.


Funding Available

  • NTUC UTAP (Funding until 31 Mar 2022)

  • SkillsFuture Credits (Ceased)


Scholarship

100% Scholarship off course fees (exclude $60 Competency Assessment Fees) is available for Singapore Citizens & Permanent Resident whom are:


  1. Current Full-time & Local Tertiary Student (Polytechnics, ITEs and Universities)

Supporting Document(s):

  • Letter of Offer from Polytechnics/ITEs/Universities AND

  • Digital Copy of Student Pass

  1. Seniors above 60 years old

Supporting Document(s):

  • Digital Copy of NRIC / Passport OR

  • Screenshot of Digital ID from SingPass app


  1. Blue CHAS Card Holder earning $1200 and below per month

Supporting Document(s):


Additional Requirements/Note:

  • Submit/upload supporting documents during online course enrollment.

  • Provide reasons/justifications (not less than 100 words) for the scholarship.

  • Upon completing and passing CBC, the scholarship applicant has to submit a Reflection Journal (in any of their own social medias) of not less than 200 words in order to receive the full qualification.

  • 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.

Certification

Certification/Qualification

Upon completion of all the eLearning units (Aysynchronous eLearning and Synchronous Training) and passing the CBC Assessment, the learner will be awarded a Certificate of Completion (COC) which will indicate the *Learning/Training hours.

*Learning/Training hours does not include Elective hours, Assessment hours and Lunch Break hours. With effect from Jan 2022.

Upon completing the CBC course, learner is eligible to apply for the Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC) Credential and able to use CBC title after their name. e.g. John, CBC. CBC is valid for lifetime, subject to maintaining of CPD hours.

All certificates will be issued electronically on blockchain via Government Technology Agency, Singapore'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 Architect

  • Blockchain Developer

  • Blockchain Engineer

  • Blockchain Researcher

  • Blockchain Solutions Consultant

Financial Services Industry

  • Cryptocurrency Broker / Trader

  • Cryptocurrency Market Analyst

Logistics Industry

  • 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

  • Credit Analyst

  • Commodities Trader

  • Contract Specialist

  • Derivatives Trader

  • Operations Assistant / Coordinator

  • Procurement / Sourcing Assistant

  • Risk Analyst

  • Sales Assistant / Coordinator

  • Trade Finance Analyst