About the Course

    Ever come across a therapeutic home garden that uplifts your senses but wonder how it is designed? Or don’t have the green fingers but keen to learn simple techniques to grow plants or edible herbs for that added touch to your cooking, grown directly from your own home? You may also want to equip yourself with basic horticulture skills to work with individuals /groups, elderly, or those with special needs, dementia to promote health and wellness. Various studies and research show that these low intensity exercises produce many health benefits.

    The course aims to assist the participants to appreciate the purposeful use of plants and plant-related activities to promote health and wellness for an individual or group. The course also aims to share and develop in participants an interest in plants and gardening through theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The basic principles of caring for plants and gardens and how to manage a miniature garden inside a bottle (terrarium) will be explored and discussed.

  • Target Participants

    Individuals with an interest to learn basic horticulture skills as a hobby or to work with individuals/groups, elderly or those with special needs, dementia to promote health and wellness. 

  • Certification

    Certificate of Participation

  • Admission Requirements

    No pre-requisites are needed.

  • Course schedule (conducting days & time)

    Date/Time:  7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct & 28 Oct 2020, 2 to 5 pm (3 hours per session for 4 sessions)
    Venue:  School of Health & Social Sciences (SHSS), Block J, Level 3, Nanyang Polytechnic, 180 Ang Mo Kio 8, Singapore 569830.

    Application Open:   7 Aug 20
    Application Close:  21 Sep 20

  • What You'll Study

  • Course Fees and Funding

    Course Fee Table

    NYP reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any prog and amend the fees/info without prior notice.

    Fee Type Fee Payable (incl GST)
    Course Fee $321.00
    NYP Alumni Member: Fee Payable after 10% alumni discount $288.90
    SC aged 50 & above: Fee Payable after NSA Grant $171.00
    SC aged 50 & above: Fee Payable after NSA Grant & 10% alumni discount $154.95
    SkillsFuture Credit Eligibility Yes

  • Contact for course enquiries

    Ms JIOE RINA,, Tel No:6550-1311

  • Remarks

    (1) This is an NSA-approved short course. Singapore Citizen (SC) aged 50 & above will receive a subsidy of 50% off course fee (capped at $500 per course excl GST). Refer to above Course Fee Table for details.  Please visit NSA website for details.

    (2) If you wish to enjoy the NSA subsidy, please download & submit the completed NSA Personal Data Protection Form via online or mail it to School of Health & Social Studies (SHSS), General Admin Office, Block J, Level 3, Nanyang Polytechnic, 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 569830.

    (3) This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) for self-sponsored course applicant.  If you are interested to use your SFC, kindly apply to claim for your credit only after you have been offered a place in the course.  Refer to SkillsFuture Credit website for details.

    (4) Terms & conditions apply.

    (5) NYP reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any program and amend the fees/info without prior notice.