With over 1,000 courses to choose from, anyone aged 50 and above can find something they are interested in at the National Silver Academy which brings you a wide range of learning opportunities from universities, polytechnics, the ITE, arts institutions and community-based organisations.

  • National Silver Academy

    A National Silver Academy has been set up to provide a wide range of learning opportunities for seniors to learn for interest and stay active. We aim to provide a total of some 30,000 places for senior learners eventually.

    The Academy comprises a network of institutions such as Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs), community organisations and post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs). Since mid-2016, seniors can participate in selected courses offered by PSEIs without having to take examinations and only for a token fee. Seniors can also attend short courses provided by the PSEIs as well as the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the LaSalle College of the Arts and non-profit community organisations and VWOs such as YAH! and Society for WINGS, an organisation that reaches out to women aged 40 and above. Short courses offered under the Academy will be subsidised by the government. Seniors will also be able to use their SkillsFuture Credit for selected Academy courses which are skills-related.

    Registration for courses at the National Silver Academy is now open. To register, click here.

  • Inter-generational Learning Programme (ILP)

    The Council for Third Age (C3A) aims to reach out to a total of 100 schools and VWOs to come on board the Inter-generational Learning Programme (ILP)

    Organised by students, the ILP provides a unique intergenerational experience. Students teach senior learners various topics such as IT, social media, photography, art and craft, music, etc. The ILP serves as a platform for seniors to pursue lifelong learning and helps strengthen inter-generational ties through the sharing of knowledge and experiences between the young and the old.

    For more information, click here.

  • SkillsFuture Credit

    In January 2016, every Singapore Citizen aged 25 and above received an initial credit of $500 which they can use to pay for about 10,000 approved skills-related courses, on top of existing government subsidies. The credit will not expire.

    For more information, click here.

Read the stories of seniors who have benefited from courses at the National Silver Academy: