A career in student care can be one of the most meaningful careers you can have. More than providing academic and social support to children, the role of a student care professional is key in ensuring that children develop holistically to their full potential in a safe, structured and nurturing environment.
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC)
The Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma.
The SBMCs are modules selected from part-time diploma programmes and candidates may choose to complete the remaining modules within the validity period to be awarded the full diploma qualification. The validity period is 5 years for a CET Diploma, up to 4 years for an Advanced Diploma, and 2 years for a Specialist Diploma and Diploma (Conversion).
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC) are available for this programme. Please view Lesson Plan to find relevant SBMC.
The course introduces you to the student care services landscape and strategies to manage students’ behaviour, including challenging behaviours. You will also understand and learn how to curate programmes that develop the students’ social emotional learning needs.
What’s more, you will gain supervisory knowledge to manage a centre that provides student related services that includes coaching and supervision of staff.
Course Date: 16 Oct 2023 – Apr 2026
Application Period: Application period has closed
Application Outcome Date: One month after application closes
Class Day(s): Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Time: 8am – 1pm
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face & Home-based Learning (Async & Sync)
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online
The above indicated day of classes are applicable for the first semester only. Days of classes differ each semester.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
*Participants who had achieved the Statement of Attainment for WSQ Introductory to Student Care Centre will be exempted from the module "Understanding Student Services"
Participants who had passed all the assessments for "Working with Children: Behaviour and Guidance" will be exempted from the module "Managing Challenging Behaviour".
You are required to complete 5 modular certificates within 5-year validity period to be awarded the Diploma qualification.
Skills-Based Modular Course
Upon successful completion of the Skills-Based Modular Course, students will receive a Statement of Results. Skills-Based Modular Courses completed can be considered for credit exemption for the corresponding CET Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Specialist Diploma.
The following GCE ‘O’ Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience:
– English Language (Grade 1-7)
– Mathematics (Grade 1-6)
– One other subject (Grade 1-6)
OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.5
OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience
OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 2.0
OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 1.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience
OR NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >= 3.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience
OR Higher NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >=2.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience
OR relevant Advanced WSQ Certificate (or higher) and Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA and Workplace Numeracy SOA and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience
OR applicants with at least 2 years of relevant working experience may apply for the course
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2027.
- The fees below are per semester. For full course fees throughout the semesters, please refer here.
- The fees below are inclusive of GST. Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023. Please refer to our FAQs for more information.
- The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024.
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit here.
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.
|Applicants / Eligibility||Fees|
|Singapore Citizens aged below 40||$460.79|
|Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above||$317.24|
|Singapore Citizens sponsored by SME||$317.24|
|Singapore PRs sponsored by SME||$327.09|
|Full course fee for SC (for repeat, deferred modules)||$3071.97|
|Full course fee (for repeat, deferred modules)||$3154.14|