Career Facilitation Programme (CFP)
The Career Facilitation Programme (CFP) is a training programme for career practitioners who provide education and/or career guidance / coaching service as a primary role in their work. It aims to equip career practitioners with advanced education and career guidance / coaching competencies. The CFP is suitable for career coaches from career centres outfit, education and career guidance counsellors from secondary schools and Post-Secondary Education Institutions or those from organisations that provide education and career guidance / coaching services.
Benefits
  • Instructor-led online training with WSG funding
  • Hands-on practice-based learning with timely feedback
  • First step towards obtaining the Certified Career Practitioner (CCP) credential
  • IHRP Accredited Course that's mapped to the Skills Framework (SFw) for HR

What is CFP and Who is it for?


The Career Facilitation Programme (CFP) is a training programme for career practitioners who provide education and/or career guidance / coaching service as a primary role in their work. It aims to equip career practitioners with advanced education and career guidance / coaching competencies. The CFP is suitable for career coaches from career centres outfit, education and career guidance counsellors from secondary schools and Post-Secondary Education Institutions or those from organisations that provide education and career guidance / coaching services.


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


The 12 competencies of the Career Facilitation 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

  6. Apply career development theories and principles

  7. Apply code of ethics and standards of practice in career development

  8. Apply career development instruments and tools to facilitate clients’ exploration of education, employment and career opportunities

  9. Educate clients to interpret labour market information and adapt career development resources for exploration of employment and career opportunities 

  10. Develop career development services and initiatives

  11. Develop labour market information and career development resources for delivery of career services

  12. Conduct group facilitation activities to deliver career services and initiatives


There are two pathways to attain the WSG CFP.


a) Training and Assessment Pathway: Participant will undergo self-paced e-learning followed by an 8-day classroom-based training. Participant will attain the qualification if they are assessed competent.


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 CFP 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 CFP must meet the following entry criteria:


a) Must currently be providing education and/or career guidance / coaching as their primary job role in their company/organisation. They must be conducting career development facilitation in organisations, serving workers and/or groups with special needs, providing career advisory services to students in career centres at educational institutions or working in organisations managing career services and online portals, OR


b) Will be offering advanced education and/or career guidance / coaching 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 education and/or career guidance / coaching services either on a pro-bono or paid basis to the company’s / organisation’s employees or clients.


-   As the CFP 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 education and/or career guidance / coaching services in the host company / organisation.


Total Learning: 89hrs

Total Assessment: 3.5hrs

8 days Training + 6 Webinars + Assessment

Training hours: 9am to 5pm


Self-directed learning22 e-learning modules
Trainer-led learning
  • 8 sessions of webinars (3.5hr each)
  • 8-day virtual training over 3 modules (6.5hrs each)
Assessment
  • Assignment

  • Virtual session (3.5hr each split between 3 modules)

*conducted about 2 weeks after the training

There are 3 modules based on the competencies. Participants of the CFP will acquire the following competencies:


Module 1:

Evolution of Career Development and the Role of Career Practitioner

This module covers the role of a career practitioners and the code of ethics and standards that will guide their professional practice.  It will also equip career practitioners with better understanding of how to apply career development theories and instruments to facilitate clients make education, career and training choices in the evolving employment landscape

Module 2:

Group Facilitation Skills and Practice for Career Practitioners

This module will equip career practitioners with a range strategies to help them facilitate education and career advisory sessions. It will provide an overview of the facilitation process, varied delivery modes and how to overcome the challenges of group facilitation.

Module 3:

Develop Career Development Resources and Programmes to Meet Diverse Needs

This module will equip career practitioners with essential skills and knowledge to develop career development resources, programmes and initiatives that will help clients in their education and career exploration and choices. It will also discuss the varied needs of diverse groups, and how career practitioners can customise their advisory services to meet their needs. In addition, the module will also help career practitioners develop marketing strategies that will help them promote their programmes and initiatives to reach out to diverse client groups.

 

The Career Facilitation Programme (CFP) is currently 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 the WSG Career Facilitation Programme Certificate of Completion.


The Career Facilitation 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 Practitioner (CCP) may apply for the credential.  To find out more about the WSG CDF credential, please visit this webpage: bit.ly/CDF_Credential

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


IHRP Certified Professionals will be able to log 89.5 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 CFP 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:


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


1b) Be recommended for AOP by his immediate supervisor/employer


2) 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:


1) Written assessment comprising short essay questions


2) Demonstration of required competencies for:


  • Career coaching
  • Group facilitation
  • Project presentation

3) Interview session with assessor

Course Schedule and Application Date

Pre-course Webinars

(3.5 hours each)

Virtual Training

Application Close Date

15 Apr - 25 Jun 202423 Apr - 3 Jul 202415 Mar 2024
6 May - 8 Jul 202414 May - 16 Jul 20245 Apr 2024
22 Jul - 4 Oct 20245 Aug - 8 Oct 2024Fri, 21 Jun 2024
3 Sep - 18 Nov 202416 Sep - 26 Nov 2024Fri, 2 Aug 2024
4 Nov 2024 - 20 Jan 202518 Nov 2024 - 28 Jan 2025Mon, 4 Nov 2024
9 Dec 2024 - 17 Feb 202517 Dec 2024 - 25 Feb 2025Fri, 8 Nov 2024


Please click here to view the detailed programme schedule.

Assignment Submission

Assessment Dates (one of the days, 1.5 hour)

Application Close Date

19 Sep 2024
3-4 Oct 2024
22 Jul 2024
17 Feb 2025
3-4 Mar 2025
20 Dec 2024

Please click here to view the detailed programme schedule.
Fees and Funding
Training Pathway

Fee (inc GST)

Fee

Full Course Fee

$3,139.20

Singaporeans aged 40 & above

$1,123.20

Singaporeans & PR

$1,699.20

Foreigners

$6,278.40

Course fee is eligible for SkillsFuture Credits (Training Pathway Only)

Assessment-Only-Pathway

Fee

Singaporeans & PR

$959.20

Foreigners

$1,918.40

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

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; 

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

d) 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
areer Supervision Programme (CSP)$81.75

 

Absence during Assessment


a) 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


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%