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Specialist Diploma in Coaching, Guidance and Facilitation Skills

Topic:Business Management, Others, Professional Development & Leadership

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    260 hours (1 year)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated learning (face-to-face class) and e-learning (online asynchronous)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training)/ Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified with there is a new run.

Class schedule:
Every Monday & Wednesday 
3.30pm to 6.30pm

Course Duration: 
260 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Tan Kok Chee

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

The Specialist Diploma in Coaching, Guidance & Facilitation Skills aims to upskill and professionalize current job roles for the Adult Educators in the Social Service sector and Care Economy. The programme will help to retain and upskill staff from Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to provide quality guidance, coaching and support services to their clients.

The programme is designed to equip participants with enhanced knowledge, skills and competencies to:

  • Curate training courseware
  • Facilitate differentiated learning
  • Guide and coach target clients
  • Evaluate outcomes based on sound diagnostic assessments of their clients’ needs

Course Outline

PDC 1: Certificate in Coaching and Stakeholder Management 
Module 1: Curriculum Principles and Understanding the Learner
Module 2: Strategies in Coaching
Module 3: Managing and Engaging Stakeholders
Module 4: Practicum 1 (for Coaching and Stakeholder Management)

PDC 2: Certificate in Guidance and Facilitation Skills
Module 1: Facilitating Diverse Learners
Module 2: Resource Evaluation and Assessment for Differentiated Learning
Module 3: Guidance and Ethics for Social Support and Professional Growth
Module 4: Practicum 2 (for Guidance and Facilitation Skills)

Please click here for the module synopsis.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with the following qualifications are welcomed to apply for the course:
  a) any diploma from a local polytechnic, or
  b) any degree from a recognized university in Singapore e.g. NIE, SIM/ SUSS/ SIT etc.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may apply for admission to the course by producing evidence of at least 5 years relevant working experience in the area of human resources or supporting information to ascertain their competency readiness. Eligible applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.

The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist eligible applicants and admit applicants who perform well in the interview and/or entrance test.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

The course is designed for personnel from Social Service Agencies and Self-Help Groups and mid-career switchers who are looking to transit to a career in Social Service or Care Economy.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Coaching and Stakeholder Management Certificate in Guidance and Facilitation Skills Total Course Fees
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $433.35 $505.58 $938.93
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $288.90 $337.05 $625.95
SINGAPORE PR $1,187.14 $1,384.99 $2,572.13
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $362.74 $423.19 $785.93
REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,889.00 $3,370.50 $6,259.50
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $2,967.84 $3,462.48 $6,430.32

*SC - Singapore citizen          ** PR - Permanent resident

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). For details, please refer to here.

Other Fees Payable:

Other Fees Payable 
(Incl. GST)
Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 50% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

Please click here for application procedures.

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