Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology & Counselling

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov

Duration

6 Months Part Time

Mode

100% Online (Zoom)

Assessment

100% Coursework

Aventis Graduate School

Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology & Counselling (E-Learning)

Awarded by Aventis Graduate School

Overview

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 of 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

This highly interactive programme is suitable for candidates from a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds who want to develop a deeper understanding of both the theory and application of applied psychology and counselling or who are exploring career transitions into new sectors.

Career Opportunities

The Care Economy comprises a professional cluster of jobs and skills involved in nurturing and teaching current and future populations.

Almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions globally will be in the Care Economy by 2022.

This highly interactive and engaging Graduate Diploma programme allows individuals to obtain communication techniques deemed helpful in the daily social context. This can be in the form of customer service, social services, management, human resources, marketing, parenting, and personal growth.

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):

Class Profile of 2021/22

29 to 65 Year Old (Average)
22 Years Working Experience
Professionals from 11 Sectors
70% Female : 30% Male
34% Senior Management
23% Middle Management
43% Professionals and Executives

Why Choose Aventis ?

Gain access to an outstanding education built on Aventis' 15 years of exceptional global reputation in graduate education. Earn a qualification from a graduate school that you can trust and respect.

Aventis Graduate School is a registered Education Institute with the International Association of Counselling (IAC). IAC membership supports the development of counselling internationally and demonstrates our commitment to the profession.

Aventis is one of only 8 Business Schools in Singapore that is part of the AACSB International Business Education Alliance. Other members include Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS) & National University of Singapore (NUS)

Programme Structure

This programme comprises of 4 modules, which will help you gain cutting-edge Social Psychology knowledge and practical hands-on counselling skills using current industry best practices as case studies and benchmarks. This is a 100% coursework-based programme.

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov

Duration

6 Months Part Time

Time

09:00am - 05:00pm

Programme Delivery

The curriculum covers a range of theoretical, analytical, conceptual, and functional skills in social psychology and counselling, allowing you to apply your learning in the real world.

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What Will You Learn?

Perspectives in Social Psychology

Have you ever noticed you act and think differently among people you know than you do among strangers? Have you ever wondered why that is? Social psychologists spend their careers trying to determine the answers to questions like these and what they might mean. In this module, learn to deal with the research and developments in the study of the basic psychological factors in social interaction and social processes.

Effective Counselling Techniques

There's a range of skills that a counsellor can use to improve their understanding of their clients. These skills can also help clients feel at ease and share their emotional challenges. This module provides a good understanding of the key techniques used in counselling, which include listening, interviews, asking questions, reflecting and clarification.

Developmental Psychology

All living things grow and change, and in that process, become more diversified, capable, and competent in dealing with the environment and the world. Address the biological, cognitive and psychosocial areas of human development as human beings undergo interesting development during a life span.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. Cover the basic tenets and therapeutic processes that characterize various theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

Expert Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success.

Dr Christopher Fong

Doctor of Professional Studies - The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

  • Lead Clinical Consultant
  • A prolific faculty member that brings leadership from the concert hall to the boardroom
  • 20 years of in the HR & Psychology field including 12 years of teaching experience
  • Masters Degree in Counseling, The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Dr Yip Wai Kin

PhD, Psychology - Hong Kong University 

  • More than 10 years of experience in training, counselling and consulting
  • Certified mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) practitioner 
  • Provides mental health and resilience trainings tailored for employees in various corporations

Dr Lim Kok Kwang

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) (APA accredited), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA
  • Registered Psychologist (Singapore), Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society
  • Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Effective Living, Singapore

Mr Anil Singh Sona

Masters of Social Sciences (Sociology)

  • Current Course Leader, Course Developer and Academic Coach, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Past Assistant Manager, Community Outreach & Engagement National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • Associate Faculty and Course Developer with teaching experience of more than 9 years on psychology & criminology

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential, and managerial skills.

At least 21 years old with a Degree in any discipline

OR

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of work experience will be assessed through an interview and an admissions test

Awards and Funding

Upon completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology and Counselling by Aventis Graduate School, which is registered with Skillsfuture Singapore.

Academic Journey

Upon completion of the programme, you can apply for our suite of Masters degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Addiction and Mental Health.

The programme also serves as a foundation for further specialization in more specific fields like sports, clinical, counselling, industrial, and educational psychology.

Fees

Our Graduate Diploma is one of the most affordable in Singapore. Download our brochure for more information about our grants available.

Success Stories

"The faculty is both knowledgeable and sincere in helping others succeed. I strongly recommend managers to listen with an open mind as I have personally benefited from her counsel in my career journey."
Ms. Jamie Lee
Integration Sourcing Manager, Australia New Zealand Bank Ltd
"Your learning will also take place in the company of experienced working professionals, just like yourself, who can provide a unique vantage point on the subject at hand. Whether you are seeking to expand your knowledge, to further develop your qualifications or to widen your network, you will find that Aventis offers you an opportunity to do so like no other."
Mr. Cheo Hu Gang
Manager, Rotra Chemicals

Pro-bono Counselling Service

As part of the Aventis CARE Programme to promote Mental Wellness and Workplace Counselling Services, we are proud to offer complimentary 5 sessions of pro-bono Counselling and Coaching for all our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Graduate School?

A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that learners must have earned a previous undergraduate or a mature candidate with more than 8 years working experience. Graduate school focus on professional development as compared to traditional school which focus on academic theories and research.

Is Aventis a recognized institute?

Aventis Graduate School is registered with the Committee for Private Education under Skillsfuture Singapore and complies with the Private Education Act. Aventis is also a member of AACSB Business Alliance Group and EMBA Council.

How is Graduate school different from other education?

Compared to other studies, graduate school is a more concentrated course of study with greater expectations for the quality and quantity of your work. Graduate programs also entail a more focused studies in a specific discipline with emphasis on practical experience and case studies.

What is a Graduate Diploma?

A Graduate diploma is an advanced diploma that is usually taken after a bachelor degree. A graduate diploma is typically shorter in duration than a master degree course and should be viewed as an additional specialisation that improves a person’s overall employability. For a graduate diploma qualification to be offered in Singapore, the awarding body must be registered with Skillsfuture Singapore and the Committee for Private Education

What is a Postgraduate Diploma?

Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

A postgraduate diploma is considered as a Level 7 academic qualification under the RQF (UK).  Postgraduate qualification are commonly awarded in UK, Canada, India, Australia and New Zealand. Similar to Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate diploma is typically done after a bachelor’s degree course. In some countries, the terms graduate diploma and postgraduate diploma are interchangeable, whereas in others, the postgraduate diploma is a higher qualification.

If I am a self-sponsored candidate, do you have financial plans to help me pay for my education?

Once you’ve decided on a course that you’re interested in, and that you can qualify for based on the entry requirements, we can arrange installment plans or loans through our banking partners to ensure that your dreams and career are never out of reach.

How long will it take to complete my studies?

Course duration depends on your selected area of specialization, typically you can complete your graduate diploma in 6 months and masters in 12 months part-time. please speak with one of our consultants for more detailed information.

Is the Masters Degree Awarded the Same as On Campus?

The Masters degree awarded to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus in UK or USA. You are invited to join the graduation in Singapore or on campus.

Do you offer online programmes?

Yes, to cater to the growing demand of graduate education across the world, most of our courses are delivered via ZOOM Live Stream where you can study anytime anywhere. All classes are also recorded for easy revision.

What is a typical class profile?

A typical cohort comprised of Singaporean, Permanent Residents and foreign expatriates working in Singapore. There is also a growing number of professionals that are not located in Singapore embarking on our graduate programmes due to its flexible online delivery model.

Are scholarships or study loans available?

Study grants are available for a limited number of students from not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. For more information on study loans that are available, please contact our admission officers to learn more.

What are the available instalment payment schemes?

At Aventis, we offer flexible and affordable instalment payment scheme for our postgraduate and graduate diploma programmes. You are eligible to pay your fees over 12 months interest free instalments (DBS credit card) or over 3 instalments with ATOME.

Do I need a Bachelor Degree to be admitted?

Whilst a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification is recommended, candidates above 30 years old with extensive working experience may be consider on a case-to-case basis. Please contact our programme advisors for more information.

Are there any other hidden fees besides the course fees?

The course fee cover Tuition, Academic services, Required readings and teaching materials, E-learning resources, Web-based information services. There is a one-time application fees of S$200 plus GST. All fees are clearly stated and there will not be any additional hidden fees.

Can I Deferred my Studies? Will I Be Penalized?

All our programmes are designed for working professionals. Learners who are unable to commit to the course requirement are advised to defer their studies to a later date. There is no academic penalty imposed on deferment. Please check with the respective programme advisor on the deferment cut-off date of the respective programmes.

Is Attendance Compulsory?

No, there is no minimum attendance requirement. Whilst there is no minimum attendance required for our programmes, students are recommended to attend 75% and above of all classes. Students who are unable to attend classes are strongly advised to watch all recordings before attempting any assessment or coursework.

Can I refer my friends or Colleagues?

Yes, graduate education are dynamic learning experience where you learn from your peers through discussion, reflection and case studies. As a gesture of goodwill, we will extend a referral fee of $400 (Masters Degree) or $200 (Graduate Diploma) for each successful referral. Terms and conditions apply.

Can I Graduate Overseas instead of Singapore?

The Masters degree conferred to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus. You are given a choice to graduate in Singapore or on campus in London or in United states.

How do I get started?

Please click on the Request Information Link below and speak with our programme advisor to get started.

What's Next?

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