The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event a private education institution is unable to continue operating due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. The Fee Protection Scheme also protects students if the private education institution fails to pay penalties or return fees to the students arising from judgment made against it by the Singapore courts. It was first launched as the SPS (Student Protection Scheme) initiated by CASETRUST and now it has been replaced with FPS (Fee Protection Scheme) under EduTrust.
EduTrust-certified private education institutions are required to adopt the Fee Protection Scheme to provide full protection to all fees paid by their students. All fees refer to all monies paid by the students to be enrolled in a private education institution, excluding the course application fee, agent commission fee (if applicable), miscellaneous fees (non-compulsory and non-standard fee paid only when necessary or where applicable, for example, the re-exam fee or charges for credit card payment etc,) and GST.
Birmingham Academy Pte. Ltd. provides fee protection as stipulated by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) (the “FPS”) to all of our students by way of an ESCROW account. And our appointed FPS provider is Development Bank of Singapore (DBS).
Under the ESCROW scheme, Birmingham Academy Pte. Ltd. will not collect any course fee from our students. Instead, the students are to deposit their fees into the DBS bank account.
Birmingham Academy shall purchase fee protection insurance to protect the course fees paid by each student within 7 working days from the date of receipt of the fees from the student. The insurance coverage shall commence from the date of payment of the fees till the due date of the next payment or the course end date, whichever is earlier. Birmingham Academy is using the services of The Lonpac Insurance Bhd, one of the service providers for FPS appointed by CPE. Below is the official certificate for the fee protection scheme insurance purchased by Birmingham Academy.
Birmingham Academy’s FPS Insurance Policy No.: Z/17/BM00/000625
More details of the FPS can also be found in the FPS Instruction Manual, available at CPE’s website
Placed to Ping Yi Secondary School, Secondary 1 : “I am a student of Birmingham Academy. My name is Huang Hanyu. I am so proud to be a student of this school. The class is small so the teacher can pay attention to every student, and the principal is very kind and friendly. Both of my Maths and English teachers are earnest, they tried their best to help all of us pass the AEIS exam.”
Placed to Pasir Ris Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “My name is Sun Xiaoqing, I passed the AEIS examination with the help of Birmingham’s teachers. My English teacher helped me to improve my weakness so that I progressed a lot. My maths teacher taught me how to solve the questions easily and quickly. I appreciate their effort and I am very thankful to this school.”
Placed to Meridian Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’m Shi Kexin. I would like to thank my teachers and principal as I pass the exam in short time. I was so shocked when I heard that I can get into government school. I love Birmingham Academy because they help me make a great progress.”
Placed to North Spring Primary School, Primary 2: “I am Ke Mingzhe, I want to thank Birmingham Academy teachers to help me pass AEIS.”
Placed to Bendemeer Primary School, Primary 3: “My name is Rezzane. Thank you for helping me pass the AEIS examination and I am very happy I can go to Primary 3.”
Placed to Guangyang Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I am writing to Birmingham to express my thanks for the help in learning English and speaking English. During these months in the school, I have learnt much and it is very helpful to me. I passed my s-AEIS examination.”
Placed to East View Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’d like to take the opportunity to express my great appreciation for Birmingham’s timely help and assistance. I was so excited that I finally pass the s-AEIS examination. Every teachers and Principal, please accept my tanks, now and always.”
When I first came to Birmingham Academy, I do not have a great impression as the academy wasn’t very big. I was thinking of transferring school but decided to try for a week. It was amazing. The lecturers are very professional and experience. I learnt a lot from them. The student welfare was delighted and it makes me really at ease in a foreign country. What surprise me is that when I try to check the value of the Diploma awarded by Birmingham Academy by applying for a job, I was shortlisted for the job. I’m happy I got a proper and recognised academy to study. I will be more than willing to recommend an international student to study here.