Year 2020
August 2020


Befriender Attitudes, Approaches and Abilities

Start Date: 03 Nov 2020 | End Date: 24 Nov 2020
Peninsula Plaza

About National Silver Academy (NSA)
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite-sized courses that are exam free. For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

About The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE)
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 subsidized for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

Course Code                      SACE53-2020-11-01
Course Start 03/11/2020
Further Runs
Registration Open
Duration 14 hours over 4 sessions
Session Tuesdays, 9:30 am-1 pm, 3/11,10/11, 17/11, 24/11
Objective To experience the essence and impact of befriending attitudes and approaches and gain insights into the abilities needed to succeed.
Description Many researches, notably Havard’s longitudinal study, has shown the great importance of friends and relationships to our lives. Yet not everyone can make friends easily or successfully. Participants will learn how perceptiveness and appropriate responding based on the 3A’s (Attitudes, Approaches and Abilities) of befriending could well make the difference.

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
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name (as in NRIC), Date of Birth, Gender, NRIC, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number
Fees Payable $50.40 pp NSA fee (Singaporeans & Permanent Residents age 50 and above) $252.00 pp Senior fee (Foreigners) $504 pp Public fee
Payment Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.  Cheque payment to Singapore Association for Continuing Education at SACE Secretariat, Peninsula Plaza, weekdays 9:00 – 6:00pm (avoid 1.00 pm-2.00 pm)  Email payment detail to
SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)  Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat at T: 6266 0648  or Email: