7 Courses You Should Consider For The Care Economy

April 23, 2022

7 Courses You Should Consider For The Care Economy

What is the Care Economy?

The Care Economy offers care and support services that contribute to the nurturing and development of our current and future populations. The sectors delivering these services include Healthcare, Wellness, Community Care, Early Childhood, Social Service, General Education and Training and Adult Education.

With advances in technology and healthcare, people around the world are living longer, resulting in an ageing population. This, together with evolving demands for care, has driven the care economy to become one of the fastest-expanding economic sectors globally. The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to this as well, accelerating the need for a stronger care ecosystem.

A recent report of jobs by the World Economic Forum stated that by 2022, almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions will be in the care economy. There are a rising number of job opportunities in the care economy, based on an inaugural yearly report from national skills agency SkillsFuture Singapore. As for the care economy, the top skills are counselling, mental wellness, and ethics.

Invest in priority skills to seize new opportunities

It has never been more crucial to know which abilities are in demand. With the rapid speed of technological advancements, changing consumer expectations, and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many professionals and Singaporeans wonder how they may better prepare for extraordinary changes in their work and lives.

The SkillsFuture Singapore 2021 Skills Report highlights the most in-demand skills and occupations in three growing, high-growth categories. This report is intended for Singaporeans to use as a resource for their skills development over the next one to three years.

Here’s 7 courses you should consider to upgrade your skills:

1. Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (24 Months Part-time Online)

The Roehampton Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is an intensive dual specialisation programme that is based on a rich understanding of the complexities of human behaviour. It offers a deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, and how to empower people to act differently.

Our Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professionals in a variety of locations and settings, such as

  • Career Counselling
  • Education
  • Schools
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Health Policy
  • Social Services

2. Master of Science in Psychology (12 Months Part-time Online)

Human beings as a social species are intriguing, and the study of each individual is understandably endless. Through the study of one’s behaviour and mind, we are able to unravel the immense, rich complexity of what it means to be a human.

The Master of Science in Psychology degree is an excellent fast-track route for those with appropriate qualifications but without an undergraduate degree in psychology. The course provides a broad scientific education in psychology with a strong grounding in psychological theories and research methods. It explores how psychological research is conducted, analysed, and reported. This is delivered through a series of guided learning exercises, culminating in an independent research project.

The Masters of Science in Psychology will expose you to many exciting and rewarding career opportunities, such as:

  • Educators
  • HR Practitioners
  • Career Coaches
  • Consultants
  • User experience researcher/designer
  • Individual differences psychologist
  • Developmental psychologist

3. Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology & Counselling (6 Months Part-time Online)

The Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology and Counselling is a practical and stimulating programme designed for candidates with little or no knowledge of psychology and counselling. This highly interactive programme would be able to

  • Provide foundational learning and requires critical analysis and discussion in the concepts and ideas
  • Designed for professionals so that they can have a deeper understanding of social psychology
  • Enables individuals to acquire communication techniques
  • Develop your ability to critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the major approaches

After studying for this Graduate Diploma, you would be able to have a chance to pursue a rewarding career as a (but not limited to)

  • Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Psychiatry Associate
  • Community Health Workers
  • Corporate Management
  • Health Educators
  • Government Services
  • Human Resources
  • Mental Health Counsellors
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors

4. Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (6 Months Part-time Online)

The Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling is a stimulating, rigorous, and practical course designed for working professionals to cultivate a deeper understanding of psychology and psychotherapy while developing pragmatic counselling skills. This engaging Graduate Diploma program in Singapore is designed to assist students with little to no knowledge in psychology, psychotherapy, and counseling. It provides students with relevant, foundational learning that requires critical analysis and discussion of concepts and ideas.

Students in this Graduate Diploma course will be equipped with the following:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamental theories and skills of psychotherapy—including but not limited to professionalism as well as ethical guidelines for being a therapist.
  • Establish a link between social theory and practice, as well as comprehend how various sociological concepts and paradigms have an effect on contemporary social issues.
  • Become proficient in the ethical codes of counselling, practicing within the guidelines, and ultimately achieve competence.

Upon the completion of this course, you will be highly sought-after in these rewarding careers as, but not limited to

  • Community Health Workers
  • Health Educators
  • Human Resources
  • Mental Health Counsellors
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Social Workers

5. Graduate Diploma in Organizational Psychology (6 Months Part-time Online)

Organizational psychology focuses mainly on taking care of corporate interests and the needs of employees. This seeks to provide a better life and better conditions for employees in their companies to help them be more productive and effective in their organization.

A branch of psychology, organizational psychology explores the facets of workplace behavior with the scientific goal of increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of all aspects of workplace psychology.

Accredited by IHRP (Singapore), the Graduate Diploma in Organizational Psychology program aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to design policies that will enhance the well-being and performance of colleagues in the workplace, organizational fit, and long-term success in job and life progression while providing students with a comprehensive framework on the usage of organizational psychology in business consulting as well as in human resource management challenges.

This course is fit for the passionate working individual who seeks to

  • Understand positive psychology and workplace relationships
  • Advocates of healthy workplaces
  • Find answers to daily challenges faced at work
  • Apply this knowledge
  • Rise as leaders

Upon the completion of this course, you will be highly sought-after in these rewarding careers as, but not limited to

  • HR Organizational Development Specialists
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • Talent Management Specialists
  • Career Coaches
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Staffing and Recruiting Manager

6. Graduate Diploma in Addiction & Counselling (6 Months Part-time Online)

Addiction and mental illness are two of the biggest concerns in today’s world. Both are rampant and are taking enormous tolls on individuals and society.

Guide those in need towards making their own choices and overcoming obstacles by helping them discover their strengths and fortitude. This programme provides an overview of the theories and models, prevalent and contributing factors, and psychological and social issues associated with substance and behavioral addictions such as alcohol, drug use disorders, and gambling disorders. As an essential program for addiction counselling, it is designed to provide students with the generic knowledge, principles, and skills that can be used to help people with substance or behavioral addictions in today’s rapidly changing world.

7. Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology & Mindfulness (6 Months Part-time Online)

Positive psychology seeks to provide individuals with the ability to understand and appreciate the strengths, virtues, and character of human beings—this includes those relevant to the concepts of hope, happiness, mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, and motivation, all of which allow individuals to flourish as they contribute to the health and well-being of their family, society, and the workplace.

In a rapidly evolving work environment, the leaders of tomorrow will need to inspire colleagues with innovative, positive, and financially sound solutions that will bring together the best of science and practice. In the Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Mindfulness course at Aventis Singapore, we aim to equip students with the skills to integrate positive psychology into life and the workplace in order to enhance their personal management and leadership skills. As one goes through this ground-breaking graduate diploma programme, one will explore the power of mindfulness and the impact positive psychology has on one’s life and career.

Upon the completion of this highly interactive Graduate Diploma programme, graduates will be able to pursue a gratifying and enriching career across these areas:

  • Community Health Workers
  • Health Educators
  • Human Resources
  • Mental Health Counsellors
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Social Workers

Care Economy Courses 2022 are now open for application!

If you are looking to make a successful mid-career switch, Aventis Graduate School’s exciting suite of care economy programmes is a terrific way to help build professional skills in a variety of fields. Learn from leading universities and industry-leading professional bodies to propel your career to the next level. Check out our graduate diploma and master degree courses in Singapore to unlock your potential and explore new career opportunities.

For more information, please visit the www.aventis.edu.sg or speak with our Senior Programme Advisors at 8358 8088 for more information. Alternatively, you can schedule a call back here.

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