Design Thinking Practitioner for Workplace Professionals

Course Date:

Registration Period:

56 hours

9:00am to 5:00pm

Mode of Training:
Blended (F2F & Online Synchronous) / On-the-Job Training 

Singapore Polytechnic 

Course Introduction

The best way to master a skillset is through experiential learning, developing the understanding of the skillsets and to be able to teach that skillset. This course will provide participants with the multiple objectives of skillset mastery and transmission. Moving beyond the theory, participants will contextualise previously acquired design thinking skills as they work on a real client project, scope the project, conduct fieldwork, identify opportunities for innovation, experiment and design ideas and finally, presenting their design user centric solutions to clients and stakeholders to test its validity. With the experiential learning, they will acquire the skillsets necessary to facilitate a design thinking workshop and apply the skillsets to actually conduct segment of the workshop themselves.   

Course Objective

This course aims to equip aspiring Design Thinking professionals with the skillsets necessary to champion Design Thinking projects, exercise the influence needed to drive innovation in their organisation by inspiring others on how they can innovate. This eight-day course will span over a period of three months where participants will embark on an experiential real client project as they master the Design Thinking skillsets through applying the design thinking methodology as well as deepening their learning through facilitating design thinking workshop and projects. At the end of the course, participants will be able to master the Design Thinking skillsets necessary to lead change/ innovation successfully in their team and their organisation. 

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Apply the fundamental of Human-centred approach for successful innovation 
2. Demonstrate and advice stakeholder in innovation or change management
3. Manage and facilitate design thinking projects  

Topics to be covered

1. Design Thinking Methodology as a whole 
2. Project scoping with client 
3. Ethnography Research 
4. Sensemaking to distil Insights, Journey Mapping, Identify Opportunities 
5. Ideation and Concept Development
6. Prototyping and Developing Design Brief
7. Implementing Ideas and Evaluating Impact  
8. Facilitating and shadowing of Design Thinking workshop

Suitable for

Design Facilitator / Thinking experience consultant / User experience consultant

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Design Facilitator / Thinking experience consultant / User experience consultant

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $2,610.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $54.81
GST payable for others: $182.70

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$2,349.00$315.81
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$1,827.00$837.81
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$1,827.00$837.81
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$2,349.00$315.81
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$2,792.70

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

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

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available 

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.