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The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of Post-Secondary Education Institutions (ITE's, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and Voluntary Welfare Organisations offering a wide range of learning opportunities for Seniors (aged 50 years and above).

Seniors can choose to attend any of the following short courses and exam-free modules offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Short Courses
(Note: Those under 50 years old are also welcome to apply for the short courses.)
Course Title
Start Date - End Date
Basic Behavioral Management in Dogs (Fear and Anxiety)
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Basic Dog Grooming

4 course dates available:
23 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
3 Oct 2019
16 Oct 2019
Basic First Aid for Pets
2 course dates available:
26 Jul 2019
7 Sep 2019
Basic Nutrition and Managing Obesity in Pets
3 course dates available:
25 Jul 2019
31 Aug 2019
27 Sep 2019
Bloom in Harmony - Flower Arrangement
12 Oct 2019
Digital Photography

8 & 9 Oct 2019    (Conducted in English)
Guide on Car Maintenance
17 - 18 Dec 2018
Grow microgreens (edible immature greens) and culinary herbs
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Household Solutions to Common Ailments in Pets
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Introduction to E-Transactions and Cybersecurity
Master Your Craft for Profit: Sewing
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Mobile e-Payments
My Cat and I; The Essentials of a Responsible Cat Owner
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My Dog and I; The Essentials of a Responsible Dog Owner
31 Aug 2019
My Rabbit and I; The Essentials of a Responsible Rabbit Owner
3 Aug 2019
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for Success
5 - 6 Sep 2019
Practical Indoor Fishkeeping and Aquascaping
24 Aug 2019
Podcasting for Seniors
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Safe Handling and Restraining of Aggressive Animals
7 Sep 2019
Soap Making Workshop
17 Aug 2019
Starting a Home Business
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Sustainable Indoor Gardening
​7 Sep 2019​
Therapeutic Massage for Dogs

2 course dates available:
13 Jul 2019
29 Aug 2019
Urban Farming Using Hydroponics
24 Aug 2019

Exam-Free Modules

The exam-free modules are essentially audit modules, whereby seniors can sit into a class as observers without needing to complete any formal assessment. These modules form part of a CET Diploma course, and cover in-depth knowledge and skills in the specified domain area (such as Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Accountancy, and Engineering). Stay tune!

Find out more about the National Silver Academy at