National Silver Academy Courses



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The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) that offer learning opportunities for seniors. Beginning June 2016, seniors aged 50 and above can look forward to attending:

Short Courses
These courses are in areas which are more life-skills rather than work-skills oriented. These will be beyond the range of part-time courses currently provided by the PSEIs for purposes of work and upgrading. Eligible seniors aged 50 years old and above will receive a subsidy of up to 50% off the course fee.

Exam-Free Modules
These modules are drawn from existing full-qualification programmes offered by ITE, polytechnics and the universities for a token fee. Seniors may attend these modules alongside regular students who are taking these modules for credit i.e. to earn a certificate like a degree or diploma, but while the regular students need to sit for the exams, seniors do not.

Ad Hoc Learning Opportunities
These are programmes such as the intergenerational learning programme which pairs students with seniors to learn about selected topics. Other programmes include short talks targeted at seniors.

Find out more about National Silver Academy at www.nsa.org.sg

All courses offered in conjunction with the National Silver Academy are only for Singaporeans aged 50 years old and above (as of 2017). Terms and conditions apply.

Courses with * are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

Registration for Short Courses starting in January 2017
Enrolment: November 2016 (Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holidays)
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
To take along: NRIC

Course Schedule

Course Name Date of Commencement No. of Sessions Time Course Fee
Use of Music to Promote Learning *(NEW) 24 January 2017 (Tue) 8 7.30pm - 9.00pm $191.78


Registration for Short Courses starting in February 2017
Enrolment: November 2016 (Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holidays)
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
To take along: NRIC

Course Schedule

Course Name Date of Commencement No. of Sessions Time Course Fee
Fun with Pottery 8 February 2017 (Wed) 6 7.00pm - 10.00pm $191.78


Registration for Short Courses starting in March 2017
Enrolment: November 2016 (Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holidays)
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
To take along: NRIC

Course Schedule

Course Name Date of Commencement No. of Sessions Time Course Fee
Sustainable Living in Interior Design *(NEW) 3 March 2017 (Fri) 4 7.00pm - 10.00pm $154.49
Practical Story Crafting *(NEW) 8 March 2017 (Wed) 4 7.00pm - 10.00pm $170.47


The Academy reserves the rights to alter the rules & regulations, course contents, class schedule and fees structures without prior notice.

Terms & Conditions

  • Eligibility:
    • Participants must be a Singaporean aged 50 years old & above (as of 2017).
    • Each participant is limited to 3 courses per year per institution.
  • Registration: Participants must bring along their NRIC. Registration is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will only be confirmed upon full registration.
  • Fees:
    • Registration Fee: $32.10
    • Miscellaneous Fee: $16.00
    • Materials are not provided, unless otherwise stated.
  • Students will be informed once the class is confirmed (7 days before the commencement date).

 


All courses offered in conjunction with the National Silver Academy are only for Singaporeans aged 50 years old and above (as of 2017). Terms and conditions apply.

Courses with * are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

All Part Time Certificate courses will commence on the week of 3 January 2017.

Registration for Part Time Certificate starting in January 2017
Enrolment: 1 - 18 November 2016 (Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holidays
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
To take along: 1 passport sized photo & NRIC

Course Schedule

Course Name Date of Commencement No. of Sessions Time Course Fee
Certificate in Western Art* Various 40 Various $1380
Certificate in Chinese Calligraphy* Mon 40 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1380
Certificate in Chinese Painting* Wed 40 Various $1380
Certificate in Printmaking* Tue 40 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1380
Certificate in Sculpture* Various 40 6.30pm - 9.30pm $1380
Certificate in Western Abstract Painting Wed 40 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1380
Certificate in Interior Design Various 40 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1150
Certificate in Visual Communication* Various 40 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1150
Certificate in Digital Media Design* Mon & Wed 40 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1150
Certificate in Photography Mon & Thu 40 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1150
Certificate in Fashion Design* Various 36 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1150
Certificate in Fashion Jewellery Design* Tue & Thu 36 7.00pm - 10.00pm $1150
Western Art 1 - Drawing* Various 10 Various $266.36
Western Art 3 - Oil Painting I* Various 10 Various $303.64
Western Abstract 1 - Introduction to Modern Painting (Line & Shape)* Wed 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $303.64
Western Abstract 3 - The Opaque* Tue 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $303.64
Chinese Painting 1 - Traditional* Wed 10 Various $298.32
Chinese Painting 3 - Flowers and Birds* Various 10 Various $298.32
Chinese Calligraphy 1 - 书史与基本技法训练* Tue 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $298.32
Chinese Calligraphy 3 - 笔画技法训练* Fri 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $298.32
Printmaking 1- Learning of Basic Printmaking* Tue 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $266.36
Printmaking 3- Silkscreen Printing 1 (Techniques)* Wed 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $335.61
Sculpture 1 - Making a Sculpture Relief* Various 10 6.30pm - 9.30pm $298.32
Sculpture 3 - Sculpting the Human Torso* Various 10 6.30pm - 9.30pm $298.32
Interior Design 1 - Technical Drawing* Various 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $245.05
Interior Design 2 - Basic Computer Drafting* Various 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $330.28
Visual Communication 1 - Principle of Design* Various 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $303.64
Visual Communication 2 - Digital Design I* Various 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $356.92
Digital Media Design 1 - Graphic & Digital Imaging* Mon/Wed 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $303.64
Digital Media Design 2 - Video Media Design* Mon/Wed 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $372.90
Photography 1 - Fundamentals of Digital Photography* Tue 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $303.64
Photography 2 - Design Elements in Photography Tue 10 7.00pm - 10.00pm $303.64
Fashion Design 1 - Basic Apparel Design* Various 9 7.00pm - 10.00pm $298.32
Fashion Design 2 - Basic Textile Printing* Various 9 7.00pm - 10.00pm $346.26
Fashion Jewellery Design 1 - Illustration and Design* Tue/Thu 9 7.00pm - 10.00pm $298.32
Fashion Jewellery Design 2 - Trends and Developments* Tue/Thu 9 7.00pm - 10.00pm $346.26

The Academy reserves the rights to alter the rules & regulations, course contents, class schedule and fees structures without prior notice.

Terms & Conditions

  • Eligibility:
    • Participants must be a Singaporean aged 50 years old & above (as of 2017).
    • Each participant is limited to 3 courses per year per institution.
  • Registration: Participants must bring along their NRIC. Registration is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will only be confirmed upon full registration.
  • Fees:
    • Registration Fee: $32.10
    • Miscellaneous Fee: $16.00
    • Materials are not provided, unless otherwise stated.
  • Students will be informed once the class is confirmed (7 days before the commencement date).

 

Short Courses

  • Registration opens when the schedule is on the website, unless otherwise stated.
  • Registration will close 2 weeks before a class starts, or when a course is full, whichever is earlier.
  • Registration must be made in person. Please bring along your NRIC for verification.


Part-Time Certificate Courses

  • Enrolment begins in May for July intake, and November for January intake.
  • Exact enrolment dates & details will be on our website in April & October respectively.
  • Applicants must register in person, on a first-come, first-served basis, strictly within the enrolment period only.
  • Please bring along a passport sized photo & NRIC.

For further enquiries, please call tel: 6512 4214 / 4216 & 5783 or email: lifelongeducation@nafa.edu.sg

Course Eligibility and Registration

Yes, you may register for more than one at a time, however there are several things to note:

  • You would need to ensure there is no conflict in course schedule.
  • You would need to be able to manage the course workload.
  • For Singaporean seniors (aged 50 years and above in the year the course starts), you will receive up to 50% off course fees, subject to a maximum of $500 per course. But this is only for up to three courses per institution per calendar year. After which, if you decide to sign up for a fourth course at the same institution, you will have to pay the full amount for that fourth course.

Some courses are meant only for seniors, while others are open to the general public who are at least 17 years old.

  • For Short Courses, registration opens when the schedule is on the website, unless otherwise stated.
    • Registration will close 2 weeks before a class start, or when a course is full, whichever is earlier.
    • Registration must be made in person. Please bring along your NRIC for verification.

  • For Part Time Certificate Courses, enrolment begins in May for July intake, and November for January intake.
    • Exact enrolment dates & details will be on our website in April & October respectively.
    • Applicants must register in person, on a first come first serve basis, strictly within the enrolment period only.
    • Please bring along a passport sized photo & NRIC.

Places are secured only upon receipt of payment of fees applicable.

Yes, subject to the maximum class size which varies for different courses.

Courses are open to beginners, unless otherwise stated.

Applicants can request to be placed on the waitlist. Applicants must specify which course, day/time they wish to be waitlisted for. They will only be notified if there are any vacancies before classes start.

Registration must be done in person, with your NRIC.



Payment and Refunds

Payment can be made in cash, NETS, credit card or cheque at the Finance Cashier located at NAFA Campus 1, Wing B, Level 1. They are open Mondays - Fridays, 9am - 5pm, excluding Public Holidays.

Students can also choose to make payment online. Students are to email us at continuingeducation@nafa.edu.sg to retrieve the reference number before doing so.

Part Time Certificate Courses
Registration fee: $32.10
Miscellaneous fee: $16.00

Part Time Short Courses
Registration Fee: $32.10

The above fees are one time fees, valid for 24 months.

Material fee is excluded from course fee (unless otherwise stated), students will be given a materials list together with commencement letter, and they are required to purchase the materials on their own.

No. There are no further discounts for NSA-subsidised courses. Seniors may however utilize their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses.

  • All withdrawal requests must be made in writing with supporting relevant documents (if any) to Continuing Education.
  • Registration fee & miscellaneous fee are non-refundable.


Part Time Certificate Refund Policy
Please refer to this for updates: http://www.nafa.edu.sg/courses/part-time/ceramics#collapseFour

Withdrawal within 14 days before the commencement date of each short course Course fee will be refunded after deduction of S$53.50 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after commencement date
No refunds will be given.


Short Courses Refund Policy
Please refer to this for updates: http://www.nafa.edu.sg/courses/part-time/short-courses#collapseOne

Withdrawal before commencement date Course fee will be refunded after deduction of S$21.40 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after commencement date
No refunds will be given.

If a course is cancelled, applicants will be issued a full refund.



Other Matters

There is strictly no replacement lessons, for lessons that applicants missed. Applicants are also not allowed to join the next run/class of the course, should they have missed lessons of the run/class they are in.

Transfer of course and class is strictly not allowed on or after commencement date. Course and class is fixed upon registration.

Part Time Certificate Courses
Students will be presented a Certificate upon:

  • Successful completion of all 4 short courses,
  • Passing all required assessment, and
  • At least 70% attendance


Part Time Short Courses
Students will be presented a Certificate of Participation upon completion of course with at least 70% attendance.

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Make an Enquiry

Tel:
6512 4214
6512 4216
6512 5783

Please write to us at:
lifelongeducation@nafa.edu.sg