Para-Counselling (WSQ)

Para-Counselling (WSQ)

Accredited under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System


  1. Course Prefix/Number: TGS-2020503182 (Old Code: CRS-Q-0040437-SSC)
  2. Total Training Duration: 30 Hours
  3. Course Objectives:
    Learners will be able to acquire skills, attitude and knowledge to provide para-counselling to clients within an agreed counselling framework. It includes supporting certified counselling professionals in their daily work and supporting the implementation of appropriate para-counselling approaches.
    The learner will be able to achieve the following learning outcomes upon completion of training:
    LO1: Identify the roles of a para-counsellor
    LO2: Describe the guiding principles and ethical issues of counselling
    LO3: Explain theories and techniques of 6 counselling therapies
    LO4: Apply communication techniques when interacting with clients
    LO5: Apply integrative approach in counselling
    LO6: Apply counselling skills to meet client’s needs in different settings
  4. Course Content:
    i) Introduction to Counselling
    • The role of Para–counsellors
    • Becoming an Effective Multicultural Counsellorii) Ethical issues in counselling practice
    • Putting Clients’ Needs Before Your Own
    • The Right of Informed Consent
    • Dimensions of Confidentiality
    • Becoming an Ethical Counselloriii) Theories and techniques of Counselling Key concepts, the therapeutic process and application of the following therapies:
    • Psychoanalytic Therapy
    • Person-centred Therapy
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Behavior Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Family Counsellingiv) Communication & Integration
    • Communication techniques throughout the counselling process:
    • Attending & Listening Skills
    • Responding & Questioning Skills
    • Relate Theories and Integrate in Counselling Practicev) Practical for Counselling Skills
    • Apply counselling skills to meet the needs of diverse client in different settings
  5. Certification Type: Statement of Attainment
  6. Certification Title: Para-Counselling (WSQ)
  7. Area of Training: Community and Social Services
  8. Minimum Entry Requirements:
    1. GCE ‘N’ Level
    2. Demonstrate English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at a proficiency level not lower than the ES WSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 4
    3. Assumed Attitude, Skills and Knowledge. Learners are assumed to have the following skills, knowledge and attitude:
      1. Positive attitude towards learning and ability to communicate with team members effectively
      2. Willingness to help and serve people
    4. Potential learners who do not meet the abovementioned requirements but possess the relevant job experience, and/or have the passions to serve the social service sector, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Mode of Training: Full Time/Part Time
  10. Language Medium Provided: English
  11. Payment Type: Nett Fee
  12. Duration Components:
    1. 1.5 (Assessment Hours)
    2. 20 (Classroom Training Hours)
    3. 2.5 (Practical / Practicum Training Hours)
    4. 6 (e-Learning hours)
  13. Total Cost of Training per Trainee: (The list price is $980)

Students need to attain 75% attendance and pass the course to be eligible for the subsidies.

The Government Subsidies are valid from 1st January 2022

Self-sponsored Individual

 

Fees Government Subsidies Remaining Course Fees
$980.00

(Supported under UTAP for NTUC members)

(UTAP expiry: 31/3/2023)

-$490.00
(for 21-39 years old and PR 21 years old and over)
$490.00
-$686.00
(Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy)
$294.00

 

Small-Medium Enterprise (SME)

Fees Government Subsidies Remaining Course Fees
$980.00

(Supported under UTAP for NTUC members)

(UTAP expiry: 31/3/2023)

-$686.00 $294.00

 

Non-SME

Fees Government Subsidies Remaining Course Fees
$980.00

(Supported under UTAP for NTUC members)

(UTAP expiry: 31/3/2023)

-$490.00
(for 21-39 years old and PR 21 years old and over)
$490.00
-$686.00
(Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy)
$294.00

 

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