The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations offering a wide range of learning opportunities to seniors.
Beginning June 2016, seniors aged 50 and above can look forward to attending:
These courses touch on a wide range of life-skills in addition to work-skills. Eligible seniors aged 50 and above will receive subsidies for courses offered by PSEIs as well as the community-based organisations.
These modules are drawn from existing full-qualification programmes offered by ITE, polytechnics and the universities for a token fee. Eligible seniors may attend these modules alongside regular students who are taking these modules for credit, i.e. to earn a certificate like a degree or diploma, but while the regular students need to sit for the exams, seniors do not need to.
AD HOC LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
These are programmes such as the Intergenerational Learning Programme which pairs students with seniors to learn about selected topics. Other programmes include short talks offered by community-based organisations targeted at seniors.
Click here to view the courses in the National Silver Academy.