Group Dynamics and Facilitation

Offered by School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Skills-Based Modular Course / 5 Saturdays / 45 hours / TGS-2021010191

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Certification
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Adolescence is one of the most dynamic, and influential periods of human developments. The changes that occur during this period can be difficult for a youth to navigate. Moreover, today’s fast-changing landscape means that youth face evolving challenges.

Through this course, participants will develop skills to devise, set-up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programmes for youth individually and in groups. Participants are also equipped with theories, research findings and abilities aimed at managing group dynamics/conflicts and improving group effectiveness.

Group Dynamics & Facilitation is a skills-based modular course from the Specialist Diploma in Youth Development & Mental Wellness. The Specialist Diploma in Youth Development & Mental Wellness equips participants with the competencies to engage in youth development and the skills to promote mental wellness and resilience in the youth in order to support them through their mental health issues.

The Specialist Diploma in Youth Development & Mental Wellness is developed in alignment to the Skills Framework for Social Service (Youth Work) and is the first post-diploma in youth development and mental wellness.

Who should attend?

Youth workers, youth development professionals, educators and coaches from government agencies, education institutions, law enforcement agencies, religious groups, grassroot organisations who work closely with youth.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Describe the development and maintenance of groups and group processes;
• Identify features of effective groups and group work;
• Demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity of cultural differences in group contexts;
• Plan a group work session;
• Apply practical facilitation skills in managing group work;
• Monitor, record and evaluate group work.

Course 
Schedule

Course Date: 2 Jul – 6 Aug 2022 (Every Saturday)
Please note that the course will last for 5 weeks (excluding submission of assignments)
Application Period: 29 Apr – 31 May 2022
Duration: 5 Saturdays / 45 hours
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Lessons will comprise lectures and practical face-to-face on-campus lessons.
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic (F2F)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Certification

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.


Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

Applicants must have a local Polytechnic Diploma or University Degree in any discipline with at least 1-year relevant working experience.

Applicants who do not meet the Minimum Entry Requirement, but with relevant prior learning/work experience, will have to undergo written/oral assessment and be endorsed by the applicant’s employer.

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.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 15 Dec2021 to 14 Dec 2024.

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.

SkillsFuture Credit
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 f​or 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 at www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$325.01
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$122.51
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$325.01
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$122.51
Others (and Repeat Students)$1083.38