There are two pathways to attain the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF), the qualification underpinning the Career Facilitation Programme (CFP).
1) Training and Assessment Pathway: Candidate will undergo the 15-day CFP prior to the assessment. Candidate will attain the qualification if they are assessed competent.
This 15-day training programme is for career practitioners who provide education and career advisory service as a primary role in their work. It aims to equip career practitioners with advanced education and career advisory competencies. The CFP is suitable for career coaches and education and career guidance counsellors or at career centres and organisations that provide education and career advisory service, and secondary schools and Post-Secondary Education Institutions.
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.
2) 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 ACCDF certification directly by assessment without undergoing training. Candidate will attain the qualification if they are assessed competent.
The 12 competencies of the Career Facilitation Programme are:
The CFP equips career practitioners with the knowledge, skills and platform to provide effective career guidance to students and adults. It targets career professionals who provide career coaching as their primary role in their work. This includes career coaches, Education and Career Guidance (ECG) counsellors and employability coaches.
It is a major revision from previous versions of the ACCDF course. The CFP includes new research and developments in the field, and will give equal emphasis on career advisory for students and adults. It also incorporates a new code of ethics developed locally.
There are 3 modules based on the competencies. Participants of the CFP will acquire the following competencies:
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
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.
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.
Participants who have obtained a minimum of 75% attendance and passed all stipulated assessments, will be awarded with the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF).
Participants who have completed the programme, and have met the required practice hours and minimum number of clients may apply for the Certified Career Practitioner credential under the WSG Career Development Framework (CDF).
Who can Apply?
Applicants for the CFP must meet the following entry criteria:
1) Applicants must currently be providing career coaching and/or career advisory 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 for career centres at educational institutions or working in organisations managing career services and online portals.
2) Effective verbal and written communication skills in the use of the English Language (possess workplace literacy skills at the proficiency level equivalent to Level 6 stated in the Employability Skills WSQ framework).
* Those who are not currently providing career coaching and/or career advisory services as their primary role, will have to attach a letter (to the course application form) from an authorized person of the sponsoring company or host organisation. The letter should provide the following details:
Venue and Time:
Lifelong Learning Institute (near Paya Lebar MRT)
9 am to 5 pm
What is it?
AOP recognises an individual’s knowledge and skills acquired through prior learning and work experience.
It provides an option for individuals to attain the WSQ ACCDF/ WSG CFP certification directly through assessments without undergoing training. Candidates will attain the qualification if they are assessed as competent.
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1a) Be employed in a job that provides education/training and career/job search advisory for at least 1 years OR
1b) Be recommended for AOP by his immediate supervisor/employer
2) The candidate 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
What are the Components?
It includes the following online assessment process:
1) Written assessment comprising short essay questions
2) Demonstration of required competencies for:
3) Interview session with assessor
AOP applicants 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 and attached it in the application form.
Applicants must submit their application by the closing date. An acknowledgement email will be sent to all applicants upon receipt of course applications.
Career Practitioners Division (CPD) will email course applicants 3 weeks before course commencement to inform whether course is confirmed or postponed/cancelled.
|Intake||Course Period||Closing Date for Application|
|March Run||23 Mar - 14 May 2020||23 Feb 2020|
|June Run||1 Jun - 28 Jul 2020||20 Apr 2020|
|August Run||3 Aug - 29 Sep 2020||22 Jun 2020|
|September Run||14 Sep - 10 Nov 2020||3 Aug 2020|
|October Run||5 Oct - 1 Dec 2020||24 Aug 2020|
|January Run||13 Jan - 23 Mar 2021||2 Dec 2020|
|25 Jan - 30 Mar 2021||14 Dec 2020|
Please click here to view the detailed programme schedule.
AOP Result Dates
17 Feb 2020
16 Mar 2020
23-24 Mar 2020
27 Mar 2020
For Singaporeans & PRs: $1,553.64*
For Singaporeans age 40 & above: $585.64*
For Foreigners: $5,178.80
* Usual fee: $5,178.80 before WSG Subsidy
All prices are inclusive of GST
Course fee is eligible for SkillsFuture Credits
For the types of other funding available, please visit the following websites:
a) Self-Sponsored Individuals: www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/individuals.html
b) Company Sponsored: www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/employers.html
The full assessment fee payable for Singaporean & PR is S$460.10 (after GST).