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Graduate Diploma in Professional Life-coaching

Provides life-coaching education for degree holders who wish to prepare for a career in professional life-coaching, and for others who can benefit from life-coaching education in their current careers.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Life-coaching


Overview

Singapore University of Social Sciences (formerly SIM University) has been offering the Bachelor of Counselling programme for more than ten years, and has served the needs of Singapore's counselling landscape well. While counselling presupposes problems that clients bring to the table that need to be resolved, coaching has a developmental and preventive flavour to it. In a nutshell, coaching aims to help individuals realise their full potentials in their personal and professional lives.

Our Graduate Diploma in Professional Life-coaching (GD PLC) is positioned to provide life-coaching education for degree holders who wish to prepare for a career in professional life-coaching, and for others who can benefit from life-coaching education in their current careers. Professional life-coaching is empowering for persons in careers like counselling, social work, teaching, human resource management, business, psychology, and those in leadership positions. The skill sets would enable the incumbents in these roles to coach not only their direct clients, but only staff under their supervision.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Programme Structure

To graduate with the GDPLC, students are required to complete 30 credit units consisting of six compulsory core courses, inclusive of a practicum.

Our Graduate Diploma in Professional Life-coaching (GD PLC) is positioned to provide life-coaching education for degree holders who wish to prepare for a career in professional life-coaching, and for others who can benefit from life-coaching education in their current careers. Professional life-coaching is empowering for persons in careers like counselling, social work, teaching, human resource management, business, psychology, and those in leadership positions. The skill sets would enable the incumbents in these roles to coach not only their direct clients, but only staff under their supervision.

  • Career coaches at Workforce Singapore
  • Executive coaches at business organisations
  • Educational and career guidance coaches at the Ministry of Education
  • Life-coaches in private practice
  1. How many intake(s) are there in a year for GD PLC?
    We have only one intake a year, every July.

  2. What is the maximum candidature to complete the GD PLC?
    The maximum candidature period is 2 years.

  3. How many courses do students take in each semester?
    Students are recommended to complete 3 courses per semester.

  4. What is the assessment structure?
    There will be two assignments and an examination for every course. Student will need to achieve a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.5 to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Professional Life-coaching.

  5. When are the lessons scheduled?
    Lessons are scheduled on four Saturdays per course from 8.30am to 5.30pm, with a lunch break of an hour.
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