WSQ Special Education Units

Accredited under the Workforce Skills Qualification by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency

Course Overview

The WSQ Special Education Units aim to provide individuals or those who wish to enter the Community and Social Services environment with skills and knowledge necessary to effectively support children or students with special needs in the early childhood education and/or student care and disability service industry.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Equip educators with the necessary skills to work with children / students with special needs
  • Support learning for children / students with special needs
  • Establish programme plans and services capable of meeting complex needs of children / students with special needs
  • Assist with the development and implementation of communication programmes to meet the needs of children / students with special needs

Entry Requirements

Minimum GCE 'N' Level credits including English Language

Assessment

  • Combination of summative & formative methods
  • Comprises different modes of assessment strategies (e.g. observations, interviews, product demonstration and written work)
  • Adopts ‘Team Assessment’ method – ensuring valid and authentic outcomes

Duration

The course comprises of four individual units with duration ranging from 30 to 40 hours per unit for part-time study.

Requirement for Graduation

To qualify for certification of the programme and/or progression to the next level of the programme, students must pass all prescribed modules and practicum (where applicable).

o   Students will be notified on the collection of transcripts within 3 months from the last assessment.
o   The certificates will be presented to the student upon graduation annually.

Award

Students who successfully complete each unit will be awarded the Statement of Attainment (SOA) by Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). Four Statement of Attainments (SOA) will be awarded upon completion of the programme.

Course Outline

Module 1: Supporting Special Needs Children
Module 2: Lesson Planning for Special Needs Children
  • Work with children / students with special needs
  • Support the care needs of children / students with special needs
  • Work with families of children / students with special needs 
  • Support learning for children with special needs
  • Assist with programming for children with special needs
  • Assist with the selection of equipment and resources for programmes to support the needs of individual children
  • Interact with children with special needs
Module 3: Programmes for Special Needs ChildrenModule 4: Communicating with Special Needs Children
  • Establish programme plans and services capable of meeting complex needs of children
  • Implement learning experiences for children with special needs
  • Evaluate programmes and services for children with special needs
  • Develop programmes to support and guide families
  • Assist with the development and implementation of communication programmes to meet the needs of the child/young person
  • Assist with individual lesson planning of required communication resources

Funding

Government funding schemes are available for all Singaporeans and permanent residences. Please approach our friendly Recruitment Officers for assistance.

What Our Student Says

"The WSQ programme taught me how to identify children with special learning needs, even young toddlers. Now, I'm better equipped with the knowledge and skills to work with them. I highly recommend this programme."

Joanna Koh (Class of 2011)

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