Career Advisory Programme (CAP)
The Career Advisory Programme (CAP) is an introductory programme for professionals who provide or want to provide basic education and/or career/training advisory as a secondary role in their work. The programme is suitable for HR practitioners, educators, social service officers, industry mentors, SkillsFuture Advice officers, career consultants in educational institutes or employment agencies, grassroots volunteers and others who are offering or want to offer some basic education and/or career/training advisory in addition to their primary role.
Benefits
  • 1 day* Instructor-led online training with WSG funding
  • Hands-on practice-based learning with timely feedback
  • First step towards obtaining the Certified Career Advisor (CCA) credential
  • IHRP Accredited Course that's mapped to the Skills Framework (SFw) for HR

What is CAP and Who is it for?


CAP is an introductory programme for professionals who provide or want to provide basic education and/or career/training advisory as a secondary role in their work. The programme is suitable for HR practitioners, educators, social service officers, industry mentors, SkillsFuture Advice officers, career consultants in educational institutes or employment agencies, grassroots volunteers and others who are offering or want to offer some basic education and/or career/training advisory in addition to their primary role.


The 5 competencies of the Career Advisory Programme are:


  1. Perform education and career advisory services

  2. Apply helping process in career development

  3. Apply problem solving and decision-making skills in education and career advisory process

  4. Adapt career resources and to respond to the needs of diverse groups

  5. Market and promote career development services and initiatives


There are two pathways to attain the WSG CAP.


a) Training and Assessment Pathway: Participant will undergo self-paced e-learning followed by a 1-day classroom-based training. Participant will attain the qualification if they are assessed competent.


The training programme is designed to be self-paced supported by face-to-face contact hours where you can interact with both the facilitator and other participants and be involved in skill practices and discussions.


b) Assessment-Only Pathway (AOP): The AOP recognises an individual’s knowledge and skills acquired through prior learning and work experience. It provides an option for individuals to attain the WSG CAP certification directly through assessment without undergoing training. Participant will attain the qualification if they are assessed to be competent.


Training and Assessment Pathway

Applicants for the CAP must meet the following entry criteria:


a) Must currently be providing basic education and/or career/ training advisory as a secondary role in their company / organisation OR

b) Will be offering basic career and training advisory in their organisation either on one-on-one or group basis

c) Effective verbal and written communication skills in the use of the English language.

An application must be accompanied by the following supporting document:


(a)     For employer/company-sponsored applicant


-      The completed Company Sponsorship Form endorsed by the employer/sponsoring company.

(b)     For self-sponsored applicant


-      A letter from an authorised person using the host company's/organisation’s official letterhead and company stamp confirming that the applicant is currently providing or will be providing career advisory/coaching services either on a pro-bono or paid basis to the company’s / organisation’s employees or clients.

-      As the CAP is an outcome-based programme funded by SSG, this letter is to confirm that participants attending the course will be able to apply and optimise the knowledge and skills acquired by offering their career advisory/coaching services in the host company / organisation.

Total learning: 21.5 hours 

1-day Training + 2 Webinars + Assessment

Training hours: 9am to 5pm


Self-directed learning11 e-learning modules
Trainer-led learning
  • 2 sessions of webinars (2hr each)

  • 1-day virtual training (6.5hr)

Assessment
  • Assignment 

  • Virtual session (1hr)

*conducted about 2 weeks after the training

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the Career Advisory Programme (CAP) will be conducted virtually in our Learning Management System via Zoom.

Participants who meet and successfully complete and pass all the training and assessment with a minimum of 75% attendance will be awarded with the WSG Career Advisory Programme Certificate of Completion.


The Career Advisory Programme is part of the WSG Career Development Framework (WSG CDF) for Career Practitioners. This is a practice-based credentialing framework. Participants who meet the requirements for the WSG Certified Career Advisor (CCA) may apply for the credential.


To find out more about the WSG CDF credential, please visit this webpage: bit.ly/CDF_Credential

WSG Career Advisory Programme (CAP) has been accredited by the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP).


IHRP Certified Professionals will be able to log 21.5 CPD hours after completing the course. More information of the IHRP Certification may be found here:  https://ihrp.sg

Assessment-only Pathway (AOP)
AOP recognises an individual’s knowledge and skills acquired through prior learning and work experience.  It provides an option for individuals to attain the WSG CAP certification directly through assessments without undergoing training. Applicants will attain the qualification if they are assessed to be competent.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:


a) Be employed in a job that provides education and/or career/training advisory for at least 1 years OR


b) Be recommended for AOP by his immediate supervisor/employer


c) The applicant must complete the  Assessment Readiness Self-Evaluation Checklist  for the respective modules, and possess at least 60% of the competencies listed under the assessment criteria for each module.

It includes the following online assessment process:


a) Written assessment comprising short and long answer questions


b) Practice-based Assessment (role-play) on Career advisory


c) Interview with our assessor

Course Schedule and Application Date

 Pre-course Webinars
(2 hours each)

Virtual Training
(Full day) 

Application Close Date

5 & 7 Mar 2024
11 Mar 2024
Filled
29 Apr & 3 May 2024
8 May 2024
29 Mar 2024
13 & 15 May 2024
20 May 2024
12 Apr 2024
11 & 13 Jun 2024
19 Jun 2024
13 May 2024
8 & 10 Jul 2024
15 Jul 2024
7 Jun 2024
6 & 8 Aug 2024
12 Aug 2024
5 Jul 2024
3 & 5 Sep 2024
9 Sep 2024
2 Aug 2024
30 Sep & 2 Oct 2024
7 Oct 2024
30 Aug 2024
28 & 30 Oct 2024
5 Nov 2024
27 Sep 2024
25 & 27 Nov 2024
2 Dec 2024
25 Oct 2024


Please click here to view the detailed programme schedule.

 Assignment Submission

Assessment Dates (one of the days, 1 hour)

Application Close Date

8 Jul 202415-16 Jul 202424 May 2024
9 Dec 202416-17 Dec 202425 Oct 2024


Please click here to view the detailed programme schedule.

Fees and Funding

Training Pathway

Fee

Full Course Fee

$784.80

Singaporeans aged 40 & above

$280.80

Singaporeans & PR

$424.80

Foreigners

$1,569.60

Course fee for Training Pathway is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Assessment-Only-Pathway

Fee

Singaporeans & PR

$566.80

Foreigners

$1,133.60

 


Course fee payment can now be made online for self-sponsored individuals. Once a course registration is confirmed, an email notification will be sent to the registered self-sponsored individual on the course fee payment to be made to WSG. The link provided will allow participants to make payment using eNETS (for bank fund transfer), Credit/Debit Card or their SkillsFuture Credits for partial or full course fee payment. 


E-invoices will be issued for company-sponsored participants. 


Please read the Terms and Conditions prior to applying.


For the types of other funding available, please visit the following websites:


a)       Self-Sponsored Individuals:  www.wsg.gov.sg/individuals.html


b)      Company Sponsored:  www.wsg.gov.sg/employers.html


Terms and Conditions

Course Enrolment

a) Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfil all requirements for course registration to be accepted into the course. Workforce Singapore (WSG)'s decision on the outcome of a course registration is final.


b) All information provided in the registration form must be true and correct, and applicants must not deliberately omit and/or misrepresent any material information or fact. Any false information or misleading declaration shall render them liable for disqualification from the course without refund of course fee paid.


c) Those who are accepted for the course will receive a notification email, informing them of the course fee payable and instructions on course fee payment. Course fee payment must be made before course commencement.


d) Self-sponsored applicants will only be enrolled into the course upon full payment of course fee. For company-sponsored applicants, e-invoices will be sent to their companies for course fee payment.


Course Fee Funding

1. Enrolled participants who meet the following criteria will be eligible for course fee funding:


   a) Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR);

   b) Meet at least 75% attendance for all modes of training for the course; and

   c) Assessed as “competent” for each module or end-of-course assessment.


2.  Those who are granted funding upon enrolment but are unable to meet the above requirements will have their course fee funding withdrawn. They will be required to pay the shortfall in course fee (i.e. the funded amount) to the Workforce Singapore Agency.


Course/Assessment Deferment

a) Participants who failed to meet the attendance and assignment requirements for the course will not be allowed to sit for assessment.


b) They are required to put up a request for course and/or assessment deferment in writing using the prescribed Deferment Form obtainable from the course administrator at cpd@wsg.gov.sg. The request must be received by the course administrator at least five (5) working days from the course/module start date or the assessment start date.


c) The following non-refundable fee is payable for each deferment request. Such a request will be processed upon payment of the full fee.


Course/Assessment Deferment Fee (with GST)Fee
Career Advisory Programme (CAP)$81.75
Career Facilitation Programme (CFP)$81.75
Career Supervision Programme (CSP)$81.75

 

Absence during Assessment

Participants who are unable to sit for their assessment must inform the assessor and the Course Administrator in advance. Participants will be given a 15-minute grace period for lateness after which they will be considered as “absent” for their assessment.

Re-assessment


a) Participants who did not sit for their assessment or those assessed as “Not Yet Competent” at the end of their assessment are required to sit for re-assessment. Not more than two (2) re-assessments are allowed for a course.


b) A request for re-assessment must be made via email to cpd@wsg.gov.sg. The request should reach the Course Administrator not later than three (3) working days from the date of their scheduled assessment.


c)The following non-refundable Reassessment Fee is payable for such a request.


Reassessment Fee (with GST)
Fee
Career Advisory Programme (CAP)
$147.15
Career Facilitation Programme (CFP)
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3

$174.40
$174.40
$147.15
Career Supervision Programme (CSP)
$408.15

The request for reassessment will be processed upon payment of the full fee. Participants will be informed of the outcome of their request within five (5) working days from the date of request.


Course Withdrawal

a) An enrolled participant may be allowed to withdraw from a course due to valid reason. Only withdrawal due to medical condition and on compassionate grounds will be considered as valid reasons. No refund of course fee will be given for withdrawal without valid reason.


b) For a company-sponsored applicant, the company may replace the enrolled participant with another participant from the same company who meets the eligibility criteria for the course.


c) For course withdrawal due to valid reason, course fee refund will be subject to the following:


Written Notice Given Before Course Start Date

Percentage (%) of Refundable Course Fee

More than 14 working days

100%

Between 7 to 14 working days

50%

6 working days or less

0%