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 which, in turn, have an impact on their mental health. Another growing challenge faced by youth today is related to their mental health. This rise in mental health issues is recognised on a national level.
The Specialist Diploma in Youth Development & Mental Wellness shall equip 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 are looking to upgrade their skills and qualifications; concerned parents and significant others who are keen to gain more knowledge to support their youth; and those who are keen to join the sector to work with youth.
The course aims to prepare students to demonstrate:
- Understanding of youth’s development vis-à-vis mental wellness and its implication on youth work and practices;
- Skills and knowledge in engaging and developing youth to have positive mental wellness and emotional resilience;
- Skills and knowledge in mentoring youth through programme development and using effective communication, facilitation as well as behavioural management strategies;
- Skills and knowledge in engaging stakeholders with key roles in the development and well-being of youth.
Start course date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Application Outcome: One month after application closes
Class Day(s): 1 full Tuesday session per week or 1 full Saturday session per week
Time: Weekday 9am to 6pm or Sat 9am to 6pm (including 1-hour lunch break)
- Mental Wellness & Youth (every Sat, 9am to 6pm)
- Delivering Effective Programmes for Resilient Youth (every Tue, 9am to 6pm)
- Break (TBC)
- Managing Stakeholders: Engaging Parents & Community (every Sat, 9am to 6pm)
For more detailed schedule – TBC
Please note that each module will last for 5 weeks (excluding submission of assignments) and will run consecutively.
Delivery Mode: Lessons will comprise of lectures and practical with face-to-face on-campus mode.
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
You must complete 2 post-diploma certificates within a 2-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.
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.
Funding period for this course is from 15 Dec 2021 to 14 Dec 2024.
- The fees below are per semester. For full course fees throughout the semesters, refer here.
- The fees below are inclusive of GST.
- The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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 (SC) below the age of 40 years||$487.53|
|Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above||$335.64|
|Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)||$1300.05|
|Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)||$335.64|
|Others (and Repeat Students)||$3250.14|