Psychological First Aid

Offered by CET

Short Course / 1 day / TGS-2021001935

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Course Fees

Course Information

This course will help you gain knowledge and skills to attend to anyone in distress. PFA is a simple and cost-effective approach to help others who are experiencing psychological tension. In building people’s own capacity and emotional resilience to recover psychologically, the psychological first aider can help reduce initial distress and promote flexible coping to overcome the crisis.

Research shows that psychological first aid reduces the risk of mental health deterioration post-crisis. It has widespread appeal as it can be safely delivered by individuals without professional mental health training. This course is jointly organised by NP CET Academy and KALL Psychology.

Learning Outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain Psychological First Aid principles and action steps.
  • Recognise common mental health problems in workplace and social situations.
  • Provide emotional support for distressed persons with empathic communication skills.
  • Define the process of signposting distressed persons to further professional mental health support.
  • Identify personal self-care strategies for on-going sustainable practice.
This interactive and experiential workshop will involve role-plays, case studies, and skills practice.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

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


Guided written assessment task.

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2018 to 30 Sep 2024.

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 enhanced training support, 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

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 8% GST and subject to review.)

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.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$540.00
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $160.50
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $60.50
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $60.50
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $162.00
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $62.00
Others (and Repeat Students)$540.00