Specialist Diploma in Special Needs Education

Provided by: Arium School of Arts & Sciences
Awarded by: Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course Introduction

The phrase ‘special educational needs’ refers to kids who have understanding problems or disabilities that formulate it harder for them to be taught than most children of the same age. In ASAS, we provide you the techniques and methods on enhancing your skills in treating the special needs students. You learn how to work with children or youths who have mixture of disabilities; understand the various teaching methods to assist these children for better living; and how to work closely with the parents to update the progression and promote learning from home.
Potential Career Path in following industry: Special Need Assistant & Teachers, Counselors, Teaching assistants, Teachers in Pre-school, Kindergarten to Secondary level, Childcare worker.


 

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
  • Minimum 16 years old
  • 2 GCE ’O’ Level passes (minimum Grade C6) in any subjects, (OR)
  • Nitec, Higher Nitec or equivalent, (OR)
  • WSQ Certificate (any framework), (OR)
  • Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)
Language Requirements
  • Language proficiency:
    • GCE O Level English C6 and above
    • or minimum IELTS 5.5
    • or PTEA 45
For mature students, the language proficiency will be assessed by the school on a case-by-case basis

Fees & Funding

FEES BREAKDOWN TOTAL PAYABLE (S$)
Registration fee $150
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) $200
Course material fee $80 – $150 each
Graduation fee $250
One-time Only Admin Fee (Payable at the end of the program) $300 (Applicable for monthly payment only)
$200 (Applicable for Bi-Monthly payment mode)
Waived Admin Fee for Half-yearly payment mode
Module Repeat fee (*Subject to changes based on prevailing rate) $725
Course fee $5,800
Student & Government grants might be available, please call our consultants to enquire TODAY!
Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit
  • Skills Development Fund
  • Other grants: ASAS student grant, Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA), Workforce Training Support (WTS)

Study Mode & Duration

Structure and Duration
  • 8 Modules
  • Minimum 12 months, Part-time
  • 2 evenings per week, 6.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Full-time study is not available
Assessment Methods
The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:
  • Assignments (60%)
  • Exam (40%)
Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.
The exam is held within 1 to 4 weeks after the last lesson.
 
Delivery Method
Classroom based.

Graduation Requirements
  • Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Students will be conferred Specialist Diploma in Special Needs Education upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.
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