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Diploma in Caregiving

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About the course
  • The Diploma in Caregiving is designed with a focus on Childcare and Elderly Care and to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required to provide quality care to both children and the elderly in a diverse and multicultural context like Singapore.

  • This comprehensive program covers various aspects of caregiving, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to meet the unique needs of these two distinct age groups.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate Comprehensive Care Skills:

  • Proficiently provide care for children and the elderly, encompassing hygiene, nutrition, and daily living activities.

  • Implement age-appropriate caregiving techniques, ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of both children and elderly individuals.

  • Apply Developmental Knowledge:

  • Analyze and understand the stages of child development, implementing appropriate care strategies to support optimal growth and learning.

  • Recognize and address the unique challenges associated with aging, tailoring care plans to meet the specific needs of elderly individuals.

  • Communicate Effectively:

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills in diverse cultural contexts, fostering positive relationships with children, elderly individuals, and their families.

  • Employ clear and empathetic communication to address the concerns of both children and the elderly, ensuring a supportive caregiving environment.

  • Ensure Safety and Well-being:

  • Implement health and safety protocols in childcare and elderly care settings, preventing accidents and responding effectively to emergencies.

  • Create and maintain a safe physical and emotional environment for children and the elderly, considering their unique vulnerabilities and needs.

  • Cultivate Cultural Competency:

  • Appreciate and integrate cultural sensitivity in caregiving practices, recognizing and respecting the diverse backgrounds and traditions of individuals under care.

  • Promote Lifelong Learning:

  • Develop a commitment to continuous professional development, staying abreast of evolving caregiving practices, and contributing to the enhancement of the caregiving profession in Singapore.

Modules

All the modules here can be taken as individual stackable units and it stacks to form a complete qualification. Each module completion will be awarded a "certificate". Each modules taken separately is priced at $1400. Please email us if you wish to take the modules as stackable qualifications.

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Admissions Requirements

Academic Requirements

  1. Above the age of 16 years of age, and

  2. Obtained at least a pass (minimum of C6) at GCE O-Levels in any 2 subjects, or

  3. Nitec, Higher Nitec or other qualifications of equivalent level, or

  4. Mature candidates who are at least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience.

 

Language Requirements:

  1. At least a pass (minimum C6) at GCE O-Level English or IELTS 5.5.

Sample Certificate

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Progression

Completion of this diploma programme allows progression to our higher diploma programme in caregiving or advanced diploma or degree* programme in other schools should you meet their admission requirements*.

What can you do with this diploma?

A diploma in caregiving in Singapore provides you with the foundational and intermediate knowledge and skills needed to work in various caregiving roles especially those that focuses on child and elderly care. While it may not qualify you for certain advanced positions that require higher degrees and professional licensure, it can serve as a valuable starting point for a career in the field of caregiving and healthcare.

The million dollar question: What can you do with this diploma?

  1. Caregiver/Personal Care Assistant: Provide direct care and support to individuals with physical or mental health conditions, disabilities, or the elderly in residential care facilities, hospitals, or private homes.

  2. Community Support Worker: Work in community centers, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies to provide assistance, support, and advocacy for individuals and families in need.

  3. Healthcare Assistant: Assist healthcare professionals in hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes with patient care, including monitoring vital signs, assisting with personal hygiene, and providing emotional support.

  4. Residential Care Worker: Work in residential care facilities for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, or those with mental health conditions, providing personal care, support, and supervision.

  5. Home Care Aide: Provide caregiving services to individuals in their homes, assisting with activities of daily living, medication management, and household tasks.

  6. Social Service Assistant: Work in social service agencies to provide support and assistance to individuals and families facing challenges such as poverty, homelessness, or domestic violence.

  7. Rehabilitation Assistant: Assist physiotherapists, occupational therapists, or speech therapists in helping individuals recover from injuries, illnesses, or disabilities.

  8. Dementia Care Specialist: Provide specialized care and support to individuals with dementia, focusing on their unique needs and challenges.

How much can you make?

We're not going to make any data up. You can visit this link for a more specific salary breakdown for the above professions according to NCSS (Singapore). 

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