The ABCs of Caregiving Course covers all essential skills needed to care for your loved one’s daily needs, based on their mobility condition. The home-based or classroom-based courses are tailored for informal caregivers who look after seniors every day, including Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs).
You can choose from 3 sets of courses depending on your loved one's mobility conditions:
Specialised care skills are also available as electives.
If your loved one needs more specialised care, you can "top-up" your training course with additional electives.
These electives, which are 45 minutes to 1 hour each, can further customise the training to the skills you need to care for your loved one.
The electives cost $30* each and are restricted to home-based training only. This special price is valid within six (6) months from the time you attend one of the Set above.
*Additional surcharges may apply to cover for transportation fees of trainers if the electives are not conducted in the same session of the Set. Please note that the electives are not part of the Set.
Course fees for each Set ranges between $135 and $200. Those who qualify for Caregivers Training Grant may tap on the grant to offset up to $200 of the course fees.
Download this list of training providers to find out more about the course fees and duration, or download the ABCs of Training Course Brochure to find out more.
Course could be offered in classroom setting or home setting.
The duration ranges from 3 to 4 hours for home-based courses, and 7 hours for classroom-based courses. Each top-up elective adds on an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour to the duration.
Courses are offered in several languages, such as English, Mandarin, Malay, and Burmese.
Do note that the schedule of class would be subjected to the availability of the trainers.
Step 1: Identify which Set and elective(s) you need.
Step 2: Download this list of training providers to find out more about the course details (eg. course fees and duration).
Step 3: Contact your preferred training provider directly to schedule a time slot. If you would like to tap on the Caregivers Training Grant to offset the course fees, please inform the training provider and they will apply for the grant on your behalf.
You may view other available caregiving training courses on our Training Calendar.
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