Year 2019
April 2019


Befriender Attitudes, Approaches and Abilities

Start Date: 08 Aug 2019 | End Date: 29 Aug 2019
Peninsula Plaza

About National Silver Academy (NSA) and Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE).

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 in areas which are life-skills rather than work-skilled oriented.  For VWO-run courses, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the prior support given by the government to VWOs to develop and offer the short courses.

The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 30 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidised for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

Course Summary
Course Started
Further Runs  August 2019
Registration closed
Duration 14 hours
Sessions Thu 2.30 pm- 6 pm (4 sessions)
Objective To experience the essence and impact of befriending attitudes and approaches and gain insights into the abilities needed to succeed.
Description Coverage includes

Attitudes: 1. Befriender attitudes  2. Befriendee attitudes  3. Matching, adapting, changing

Approaches:  * Various approaches  * Choice, timing and execution

Abilities: * Situation assessment  * First encounters  * Follow-up efforts

Venue Peninsula Plaza
Fees Payable $50.40 pp NSA fee (Singaporeans & Permanent Residents age 50 and above) $252 pp Senior fee (Foreigners) $504 pp Public fee
Payment Online payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.  Cheque payment to The Singapore Association for Continuing Education and mail it to SACE Secretariat at 111 North Bridge Road #07-05/06 Peninsula Plaza Singapore 179098 or by cash at SACE Secreatriat, weekdays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (avoid 1 pm- 2 pm). Email online payment detail to
SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)  Applicable 
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat T: 6266 0648 or Email: