Certificate in Child Psychology and Counselling

special needs, special education

This 6-month comprehensive Certificate in Child Psychology and Counselling (CPCS) part-time course introduces students to the fundamentals of a child’s psychological development. In addition, relevant counselling skills and theories, as well as various intervention strategies will be communicated to students by practitioners.

Funding eligibility: UTAP

Faculty School of Education
Programme Code CPCS
Intake Dates 11 Jun 2024
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To understand children’s developmental milestones and to learn relevant counselling skills to help and care for the well-being of children and adults.

Students will first be introduced the theories and stages of developmental psychology, and followed similarly in the study of counselling. Theories of child psychology, such as Freud, Erikson and Piaget will be taught while the various developmental milestones, such as cognitive, language, social and physical will be presented to students as well. The students go on to acquire the critical foundational skills of counselling essential to work with children and the parents of children with special needs.

Major Areas of Study

Child Psychology 1. Theories of Child Development
2. Developmental Stages and Processes
Counselling 3. Counselling Theories
4. Counselling Skills

Modules Synopses
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Each module will be formally assessed by written assignments, an examination, and role-play (Counselling module). Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.

CAE requires a minimum 90% attendance each month from its international students on ICA’s Student Pass.

To attain a pass in a module, students must achieve at least 50% combining both written assignment and final examination.

Students must successfully complete and pass all the stipulated course modules to be awarded the Certificate in Child Psychology and Counselling.

For admission to the Certificate in Child Psychology and Counselling programme:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16 Years Old
  • Language Proficiency: At least C6 at GCE O Level English, or equivalent
  • Completed Secondary Education.

For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they may be required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.

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Next Intake: 11 Jun 2024
Duration: 6 Months (Part-Time)
Contact Hours: 48 hrs
Schedule: Tuesday | 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Course Fee Structure: Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees: Application Fee – S$150.00
Course Fee: S$3,528.00
Total Payable before GST: S$3,678.00
GST of 9%: S$331.02
Total Payable after GST: S$4,009.02
Payment Mode:

Cash / NETS / Credit Card / Cheque / Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Transfer / PayNow / In-house Instalment

– Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB & OCBC Credit Card Holders.
– In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.
Refund terms: Refund table as per student contract
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS): Fee Protection Scheme
Other Fees: Miscellaneous Fees

Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.