NICF – Practical Reinforcement Learning for Beginners | WSQ Courses

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Reinforcement Learning (RL) is characterized by an agent continuously interacting and learning from a stochastic environment. Reinforcement Learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence that formalizes this trial-and-error method of learning. RL is essentially the science of making sequential decisions. For example, how should the robot move its limbs so that it can eventually learn to walk and reach point B quickly?

Reinforcement Learning is also a cross disciplinary subject that intersect with many disciplines of science such as optimal control, evolutionary learnings, dynamics programming etc. This two days WSQ course on Reinforcement Learning will teach you the fundamental concepts and techniques of various RL algorithms.

Learning Outcomes

By end of the course, learners should be able to

  • understand and apply the fundamental concepts of reinforcement learning
  • use RL on OpenAI Gym
  • build value-based reinforcement learning systems
  • build model-based reinforcement learning systems
  • build policy-based reinforcement learning systems
  • assess reinforcement learning systems and suggest more advanced reinforcement learning systems

Course Objectives

  • Learners will be able to understand and develop various reinforcement learning algorithms

Course Brochure

Download NICF – Practical Reinforcement Learning for Beginners Brochure

Skills Framework

This course follows the guideline of Self-Learning Systems ICT-DIT-5028-1.1 TSC under ICT Skills Framework


Two e-certificates will be awarded to trainees who have demonstrated competency in the WSQ assessment and achieved at least 75% attendance.

  • A SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by WSG. Typically will take 3-4 weeks.
  • Certification of Completion issued by Tertiary Infotech Pte Ltd issued after the class.

WSQ Funding

WSQ funding is only applicable to Singaporeans and PR. Subject to eligibility, the funding support is subjected to funding caps.

Effective for courses starting from 1 Jan 2023
Full Fee GST Nett Fee after Funding (Incl. GST)
Normal MCES / SME
$688 $55.04 $399.04 $261.44

Normal: Singaporean/PR age 21 and above
MCES: Singaporean age 40 and above

WSQ TG Application Form

Eligible individuals and company can apply for WSQ TG. Please login to Skilleto and fill in the required details for grant application. Please click here to submit for WSQ TG

Please do not pay upfront. We will advise you on the eligibility and nett fee after registration. Company sponsored staff are eligible for Absentee Payroll.

After the WSQ subsidy, you can offset the nett fee by the following :

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

Eligible Singapore-registered companies can tap on $10000 SFEC to cover out-of-pocket expenses.Click here to submit SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit

SkillsFuture Credit

Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding. Click here for SkillsFuture Credit submission


Eligible NTUC members can apply for 50% of the unfunded fee from UTAP, capped at $250 per year. Click here to submit UTAP


Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding. Click here for ad-hoc PSEA application form.


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