The Advanced Certificate in Social Service is a foundational programme that aims to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to be collaborative, client-centric, compassionate and resilient individuals who are able to carry out their roles effectively when working with clients, partners and stakeholders. The programme further equips learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in in para-counselling. This allows them to provide service support to various clients and when working with volunteers in social service agencies (SSAs), communities and institutional settings.
The qualification obtained from completing this foundational programme will promote the development and enhancement of horizontal skills necessary to perform the role of a Social Service Assistant. There are five WSQ modules and five non-WSQ modules in this programme. Successful completion of the programme will provide learners with the academic/qualification pathway to progress further in their journey to upskill themselves. Graduands from this programme will be eligible to apply for the SSI Higher Diploma in Social Service (HDSS), which articulates to the Bachelor of Social Work programme offered by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).
Applicants must possess a:
- Grade of C6 for GCE ‘O’ level English (or equivalent).
Applicants should also possess at least one of the following criteria:
- At least 2 years of working experience (for applicants with a minimum of 3 GCE ‘O’ level credits).
- At least 1.5 years of working experience (for applicants with a NITEC in Community Care and Social Services).
Learners are required to complete the e-Learning course Singapore’s Social Compact within three months of the programme commencement and submit the completion certificate to SSI. This is a pre-requisite for successful completion of the programme. “Singapore’s Social Compact” is a free e-Learning course and provides learners with an overview of the development of Singapore’s social services through the years and the principles behind the provision of social services. The course covers six areas of social service provision and the challenges ahead.
New entrants and existing Social Service Professionals in the Social Service Sector
Learners will be assessed through a written assessment, written assignment, role play and oral interview.
Qualifications Awarded and Career Prospects
Upon successful completion of all five WSQ modules, learners will be awarded with an Individual Statement of Attainment (SOAs) for the five modules.
Upon completion of all ten modules, learners will be awarded a full qualification.
With the qualifications attained, learners can apply for jobs as a Social Service Assistant or as senior house parents, programme coordinators, senior home helpers and home care workers. Click here to find out more.
Cohort Size: 20 pax.
Programme Duration: 13 months. This is a part time course with lessons being conducted two to three times a week.
Course Timing: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Fees: Full Fees: $9,100. Estimated Nett Fees: $910 (excluding GST, after SSG subsidy).
Course fees must be paid prior to the course start date, upon the acceptance of offer and within the given timeline of 2 Oct 2020.
Orientation date: 9 Oct 2020 (Friday) from 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Intake One: 13 Oct 2020 - 19 Nov 2021
Applicants can register for the programme through the e-services page. Please refer to this application guide for more information on the application process. Applicants may also be called to attend an online interview with the selection panel on 14 Sep (PM) or 15 Sep (PM). Applicants will receive an email from SSI informing them about the assigned interview date and time and are required to make themselves available for the interview accordingly. Requests for alternative arrangements will not be considered.
Refer to this link for FAQs relating to this programme.