Below is an overview of the different types of diplomas, short courses and workforce skills qualifications.
Online learning may be incorporated in the various courses. To facilitate your learning and access to the resources, you may need to have a notebook computer.
| Course Types||About||Duration||Certificate||Entry Requirement|
|Diploma||Equips you with knowledge and skills to take on a variety of related jobs within a core industry or business domain.||2.5 years on a part-time basis.||5 modular certificates|| 3 ‘O’ Levels & 3 years of relevant working experience
NITEC GPA >= 3.5 & 2 years of relevant working experience
Higher NITEC & 1 year of relevant working experience
|Diploma (Conversion)||Prepares you for a career switch to a different industry.||Up to a year on a part-time basis.||2 post-diploma certificates||Diploma or degree holders|
|Specialist Diploma||Allows you to acquire specialized skills within your trained discipline.||Up to a year on a part-time basis.||2 post-diploma certificates||Diploma or degree holders|
|Advanced Diploma||Allows you to acquire specialized skills within your trained discipline with a broader scope of training and curriculum.||Up to 2 years on a part-time basis.||3 to 4 post-diploma certificates||Diploma or degree holders|
|Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ)||Trains, develops and assesses you for the key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.||Up to a year on a part-time basis.||Varies from secondary education to degree qualification depending on programme|
|Short Courses||Allows you to acquire specialized skills in a particular field, interest or subject, usually for personal or professional development.||Up to 6 months on a part-time basis.||Not applicable|
|National Silver Academy||Short courses designed for seniors aged 50 years and above to acquire basic knowledge and skills in a particular field, interest or subject.||8 to 12 hours||Not applicable|
|The Certificate in Bridging Studies for Enrolled Nurses is a platform for enrolled nurses to further develop their careers.||135 hours||Please refer to course page|