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Specialist Certificate in Children & Youth Counselling and Management

Introduction to the  Programme

The programme has been designed for:

  • Parents, helpers, social workers, school based professionals and anyone keen to enhance their skills in handling their interactions with young people.
  • Many people who work with youths gain satisfaction and success from their work, yet a great deal of their contemporaries, discouraged by outcomes, experience much difficulty in coping.

The programme provides participants with:

  • A professional basic entry qualification to counselling
  • Opportunities for personal growth
  • Acquisition of crucial interpersonal skills and related knowledge

Programme Objective

The Specialist Certificate in Children & Youth Counselling aims to equip the individual with the know-how of detection and assessment of children & at-risk youths through gaining an appreciation and awareness of the dynamics that lie beyond the delinquency of a child (i.e. the child’s personality, the family, peer group pressures, socioeconomic issues of poverty and minority status).

Programme Features

Teaching and Assessment

The programme will be delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical demonstrations, video presentations, practical and experiential exercises, case studies, and role-plays. Students will be assessed through written assignments, projects, oral presentations, and videotaped counselling project/examination.

Programme Structure

Lecturer-Student Ratio

The lecturer-student ratio is set at 1:25 to ensure optimum teaching, learning and sharing between the lecturer and students.

Programme Duration

The module consists of 12 sessions of lectures with assignments.
Contact Hours: 36 hours

Programme Delivery

Each classroom session is 3 hours, held once a week.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Diploma holders in any field
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Mature applicants not meeting the admission requirements are invited to apply as the program recognises relevant life experiences that students bring with them
  • Application will be considered on a case-by-case basis; in some circumstances, interview might be needed
  • Adolescent Development
  • Factors Influencing Youth
  • Courtship love and Sexuality
  • Youth Risk-Taking Behaviour
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Eating Disorder
  • Addictions
  • Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Aggression and Conduct Disorders
  • Child Abuse and Trauma
  • Self Mutilation
  • Anxiety, Social Phobia, Selective Mutism


  • Ms Goh Choi Yun, Carol
  • Mr Tan Choon Hooi, Klein
  • Ms Karen Sciberras
  • Mdm Tan Lay Geok

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Graduation Requirements

Upon successfully completing the course, the ACC School of Counselling and Psychology will award students with a Specialist Certificate in Children & Youth Counselling and Management.

Fees and Charges

Fees are payable to: ACC Institute of Human Services Pte. Ltd. 

Total after GST$2,225.60
Course Fee$1,980.00*
Registration Fee$100.00
Total Before GST$2,080.00

*Textbooks not included.

We do not accept Cash over the counter. You may however do a bank transfer or bank deposit and forward the proof of your deposit to us at courses @acc.edu.sg. Please call us at 6339 5411 for the bank details.

Payment Option 1:
Lump sum payment by Cheque, Nets or Credit Card.

Payment Option 2:
0% interest free instalment plan with selected merchant banks

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Thank you and we wish you good success!