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About the National Silver Academy (NSA)

The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) that offer learning opportunities for seniors. Beginning June 2016, seniors aged 50 and above can look forward to attending:


These courses are in areas which are more life-skills rather than work-skills oriented. For VWO-run courses, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and PR seniors – takes into account the prior support given by the government to VWOs to develop and offer the short courses.


These are programmes such as the intergenerational learning programme which pairs students with seniors to learn about selected topics. Other programmes include short talks targeted at seniors.


Courses Available:

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摄影3-(Photography 3)

Skillsfuture Courses (Mandarin)
英语发音与语法1- (Step by Step English 1)
会话英语 - (Conversational English)
汉语拼音 - (Learn Hanyu Pinyin)
临终关怀 (最后一支舞)1 (Pallative Care 1)
临终关怀2 (Pallative Care 2)
处世哲学1- (Successful Ageing 1)
实用心理学 1 - (Practical Psychology 1) - FULL
实用心理学 2 - (Practical Psychology 2)
观察心理学 (Observations in Psychology)
银发健脑 (Stimulate Your Brain) - FULL
乐龄与饮食营养 (Nutrition for Healthy Living)
乐龄与饮食营养2 (Nutrition for Healthy Living 2)
中医食疗入门1-( TCM Nutrition)
TCM 1 基础知识 (TCM 1 Basic Knowledge)
TCM 2 自我保健 (TCM 2 Self Care)
TCM 3 自诊健康上 (TCM 3 Self Diagnosis 1)
TCM 4 自诊健康下 (TCM 4 Self Diagnosis 2)
TCM 5 中药方剂 (TCM 5 Understanding the use of Chinese Medicine)
TCM 8 食疗药膳 (TCM 8 Health and Immunity)
经络穴位推拿1 (Meridian Points Tuina 1)
经络穴位推拿2 (Meridian Points Tuina 2)
中医保健推拿 1(内科)- (TCM Massage 1)
中医保健推拿 2(外科)- (TCM Massage 2)
中医小儿推拿- (Pediatric Tuina)
辅导学 1 - (Counseling 1)
辅导学 2 - (Counseling 2)
隔代教养 - (Childcare Training Skills for Seniors)
插花1 (Floral Design 1)
插花2 ( Floral Design 2)
摄影1-(Photography 1)
摄影2-(Photography 2)
与iPad相处 (iPad & You)
乐龄基础化妆- (Makeup Basics)
乐龄服装搭配 (Professional Image, Fashion & Style) - FULL
安卓智能手机介绍 (Introduction to Android Smartphone)

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Perbualan Asas Inggeris untuk Malay (Basic English for Malay Speakers)
Basic Malay for English Speakers
Fun with Flowers - FULL
Ribbons N Wraps

Skillsfuture Courses (English)
Keys to Handling Major Life Transitions
Basic Psychology - FULL
Floral Design 1 - FULL
Floral Design 2 - FULL
Essential Understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine - FULL
Better Health through Free Flow of Meridians - FULL
TCM Disease Management (Part 1) - FULL
TCM Disease Management (Part 2) - FULL
Active Nutrition for Active Seniors
Introduction to Hydroponics and Aquaponics

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Arts & Culture (English)

U can play Ukulele I
Keyboard Appreciation Class I
Keyboard Appreciation Class II
Making Harmony with Harmonica I
The Joy of Singing
Modern Calligraphy
Basic Portrait Drawing
Introduction to Charcoal Drawing
ADMIRE Watercolour I
ADMIRE Watercolour II (Landscape)
Basic Acrylic Painting
Chinese Ink Painting I
Chinese Ink Painting II - FULL
Eco-Upcycling Workshop Series - Nature & Lifestyle Series II
Fun with Paper Quilling
The Art of Everyday Printing
The Beauty of Clay

Skillsfuture Courses
Kawaii Amigurumi (Crochet) - FULL
Decoupage I
Decoupage II
Indoor Gardening Art

Arts & Culture (华文)


Skillsfuture Courses
手工皮革- (Leathercraft)
蝶古巴特 (Decoupage)

For the full list of courses offered by the National Silver Academy, please visit www.nsa.org.sg or click here.