Improving Children’s Self-Awareness Skills (Classroom and Synchronous)

Offered by School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Short Course / 16 hours / TGS-2022012693

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

This programme is a collaboration between the School of Humanities & Social Sciences and Julia Gabriel Education. Adopting a blended learning model, it comprises five short courses that can be taken separately by learners or stacked to be awarded the Certificate in Social Emotional Learning. The duration of each course is 16 hours over 2 days.

Who should attend?

Professionals who work with students aged 7-14 in sectors such as student care, arts education and sports coaching.


Julia Gabriel Centre was founded in Singapore in 1990, initially as a speech and drama school, by the British educator Julia Gabriel. The centre soon expanded into other areas of education, including written language, early childhood education and Mandarin. Today, Julia Gabriel Centre’s students range in ages from children as young as six months attending early childhood programmes to teenagers and adults, with centres not only in Singapore but also in Malaysia, Indonesia, India and China.

The Julia Gabriel School of Education is the adult-training wing of Julia Gabriel Centre. Parents and teachers can attend a variety of education-related courses, including programmes leading to teaching certifications, as well as workshops in the fields of speech and drama, public speaking, communication skills, parenting and working with young children.

Julia Gabriel Centre is a registered examination centre of Trinity College London (TCL) for drama and speech subjects in Singapore.  At various levels, students (children and adults) complete Trinity College London assessments, receiving internationally-recognised certificates.

This is a certification program in which participants will obtain a Certificate in Social Emotional Learning upon completion of 5 courses:

  1. Improving Children’s Responsible Decision Making Skills (Classroom and Synchronous)(TGS-2022012690)
  2. Improving Children’s Self-Management Skills (Classroom and Synchronous)(TGS-2022012691)
  3. Improving Children’s Social Awareness Skills (Classroom and Synchronous)(TGS-2022012692)
  4. Improving Children’s Self-Awareness Skills (Classroom and Synchronous)(TGS-2022012693)
  5. Improving Children’s Relationship Management Skills (Classroom and Synchronous)(TGS-2022012694)

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to prepare students to demonstrate:

The competency in guiding the students in learning the 5 key Social Emotional skills that are recognized as important and essential lifeskills for students by MOE as well as student care professionals.

At the end of the training for all 5 modules, the Certificate would equip participants with the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the five SEL competencies in the CASEL Framework
  • Understand the age-differentiated developmental tasks for each competency
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to develop activities that enhance children’s acquisition of SEL competencies


Run 1

Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 2 days
Time: 8.30am-12.30pm
Delivery Mode: Lessons will comprise lectures and practicals with a mixture of online learning and face-to-face on-campus lessons.
Venue: Synchronous Online and Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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

Lesson Plan

Day 1 (8 hours) – Synchronous Online

– Introduction to Self-Awareness
– Application of Self-Awareness skills in children’s context
– Embedding Self-Awareness centre-wide

Day 2 (8 hours) – Face to face

– Techniques in teach self-Awareness
– Designing activities on Self-Awareness


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment.

Participants will further obtain a Certificate in Social Emotional Learning upon completion of all 5 courses in the program.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 5 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2024.

The fees stated below are for one module. There are a total of 5 modules for this course.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

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.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
  • Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

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

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee (Per Module)$643.10
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $192.93
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $74.93
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $74.93
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $192.93
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $74.93
Others (and Repeat Students) (Per Module)$643.10