Family Life Education: An Overview into the Emerging Trends and Practices

Course Code:


Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

Duration (hours):


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 900.00 $ 963.00


Family Life Education (FLE) has evolved in recent times to incorporate emerging trends in new family formation and to cater to more complex familial needs. Using both the Lifespan and Life course approach; this course aims to layer on evidence-based practices to sharpen our understanding on what is FLE and its intent.

Target Participants:

This course is designed for the current family life practitioners.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to:
- GCE ‘O’ level OR
- Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

- Explain new emergent family trends

- Apply Lifespan and Life course approach as a practice of family science

- Explain the importance of personal ethics and professional standards as an FLE practitioner


E-mode of delivery:
• Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials
• Learners will complete an online course evaluation and receive e-certificate

This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement from SSI. Your Certificate will only be ready for collection from SSI approximately 4 weeks from the end of the course.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application. Terms and conditions apply.

Trainer Profile:

Dr Michael Cheang, DrPH, has over 20 years of university teaching experience. He is an Associate Professor in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He teaches courses in Family Resource Management and Family Public Policy. Much of his work focuses on primary prevention. One area of his work is in financial literacy—getting elementary school children to build the life skills of saving for their future. His other area of work has been in partnerships with the county offices on aging, the Hawaii Chapter of AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, Inc.) and non-profit agencies in the State of Hawaii to provide training for individuals who care for or work with older adults. His has a doctorate in Public Health.

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