Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for

Professional Executives (Legal Support)

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Professional Executives (Legal Support) is an initiative by Workforce Singapore (WSG) which provides Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) the opportunity to be re-skilled and take on new careers as Paralegals and Legal Secretaries in the legal sector.

The programme is administered by Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and training is provided by the Law Society of Singapore.

It will be conducted on a Place-and-Train mode where the PMETs are hired by law firms and undergo training to equip themselves with new skills for the new job roles.

The duration of the PCP is three months, comprising structured classroom training, e-learning as well as On-the-Job-Training (OJT). 

Application for this programme has ended on 31 May 2020. 

How does PCP benefit you?

Facilitate recruitment of PMETs seeking a career change to meet employers’ manpower needs

Support mid-career PMETs to reskill and take on new job roles

Leverage on structured industry-recognised training for new PCP hires

Receive Government funding through Course Fee Grant and Salary Support for new hires

How does PCP work?

Open to all PMET job seekers who have no prior experience as legal support staff

Law firm to hire and offer a full-time job role of at least a 12-month employment contract with a monthly gross salary of $2,500 and above

PCP trainee needs to attend Legal Support training (classroom and e-learning) developed by the Law Society of Singapore

Hiring law firm to provide a 3-month structured training plan for the new hire inclusive of classroom training, e-learning and on-the-job training

Eligibility Criteria


  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Employed in the current company for not more than 1 month at the time of application
  • Have prior work experience in PMET role(s) for at least 2 years
  • Must not have related work experience of current job role in previous employment

Hiring Law Firm*

  • Must be registered or incorporated in Singapore (with a UEN registered with ACRA)
  • Offers a full-time PMET position of at least a 12-month employment contact with a monthly gross salary of $2,500 and above
  • Must be able to provide a structured training plan and a supervisor to guide the new hire

*This PCP is not open to employees of the Singapore Government and related agencies or organisations.

Programme Structure

There are 2 tracks to this programme: 

  1. Certificate in Legal Secretariat Skills
  2. Certificate in Paralegal Skills (jointly offered by Temasek Polytechnic)**

All participants of this PCP programme are expected to undertake common modules before embarking on one of the two tracks. All participants are expected to undertake ALL required modules and achieve at least 90% attendance for ALL face-to-face components with successful completion of ALL assessment requirements (where applicable).

For more information, please contact: 

The Law Society of Singapore 


Contact: 6530 0247 / 6530 0266

Singapore National Employers Federation


Contact: 6827 6977

Workforce Singapore

Contact: 6883 5885

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