Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

- General FAQ 

Who owns and manages Parkway College?

Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health is the Singapore education arm of Parkway Pantai Limited and focuses in the niche fields of nursing, allied health and healthcare management. Refer to About Us for more information.

Is Parkway College registered with Committee for Private Education?

Yes, Parkway College is registered with the Committee for Private Education, Skillsfuture Singapore under the Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) and EduTrust Certification Scheme.

When was Parkway College established?

Parkway College was established in January 2008.

How many intakes do Parkway College have each year?

There may be one or two intakes for most of the academic courses each year. Please refer to the individual course pages for more information.

What are the payment schedules and payment modes accepted?

For academic courses, Central Provident Fund (CPF) Education Scheme and MOE Tuition Fee Loan Scheme are not applicable. Course fees listed are inclusive of GST and are for the full duration of the course, payable in equal instalments before the course/semester commences.

Payment are accepted in Singapore currency only and can be made in cash, cheque, telegraphic transfer, credit card , money order and cashier’s order and made payable to Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health Pte Ltd. International students may also pay using Flywire.

What are the miscellaneous fees payable?

Application and enrolment for Academic courses may be subjected to Application and Enrolment Fees. Other fees will include Fee Protection Scheme Premium, Medical Insurance Premium and other fees specific to each course. Please refer to the Student Policies, section 10.5 of the Student Handbook or website page.

Where is Parkway College located?

Parkway College is located at 168 Jalan Bukit Merah, Tower 3 #02-05 Singapore 150168. Please refer to the ‘Contact Us‘ page for more information.

 


- Diploma in Nursing FAQ

What is the course duration for Diploma in Nursing course?

The full course duration is 36 months inclusive of classroom lectures, tutorials, e-learning, practicums and clinical attachment to various healthcare facilities. Please refer to the Diploma in Nursing page for more information.

Are international candidates accepted for the course?

Yes, international candidates may apply for the course. Please refer to the Diploma in Nursing page for the academic entry requirements. Candidates must also meet the health requirements. Candidates with prior education not conducted in English are required to provide the results of the IELTS assessment.

I already have a nursing qualification from my country, can I apply for the Diploma in Nursing course at Parkway College?

Parkway College does not accept credit transfer or a pre-obtained nursing qualification for entry. Please refer to the course entry requirements for international candidates.

Is financial assistance available for Diploma in Nursing course at Parkway College?

Sponsorship schemes may be available from time to time for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Please refer to the course page for the application period, if available.

How can I register for the Diploma in Nursing course ?

Please ensure that you meet the academic and health entry requirements. Please complete the ‘Application form’ and make an appointment with us to submit the full documents.

International applicants may apply through Parkway College’s authorised student recruitment agents in their country as the agents will assist to facilitate the interview and form submissions. Please refer to the Student Recruitment Agents page. If there are no appointed student recruitment agents in your home country, please contact us with your nationality and academic qualifications to confirm your eligibility for the programme.

Does Parkway College accept any credit transfer or recognition of prior learning?

No, credit transfers are not accepted. All enrolled students must complete the full 36-months Diploma in Nursing programme in Singapore.

Does Parkway College offer any part-time course or distance study in Nursing?

No, we do not have any part-time course or distance study option for this programme due to regulations.

Can I combine my GCE ‘O’ level results to apply for the courses?

Yes, you may combine a maximum of 2 consecutive sittings of your GCE ‘O’ Level qualifications.

Is the course recognised by Singapore Nursing Board (SNB)?

Yes, in addition, SNB requires all graduates of the course to pass a 6-month Competency Assessment on Provisional Registration in an in-patient clinical setting after graduating. Graduates must have an offer of employment before SNB will accept an application of their registration. Upon passing the competency assessment, graduates will be granted Full Registration.  The clinical setting can be a hospital, community hospital or nursing home with acceptable nursing supervision.


- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging FAQ

Is the BSc (Hons) and Diagnostic Radiography course approved by any governance body?

Yes, the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course is endorsed by the Singapore Society of Radiographers and registered with the Committee of Private Education, Singapore. It is also a Recognised Qualification in Radiography by Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) Singapore.

What is the UCAS Tariff System?

The UCAS Tariff System is a system for allocating points to qualifications for entry to higher education. The UCAS Tariff System score is calculated based on your GCE ‘A’ Level grades. To calculate your UCAS Tariff System score, add the points corresponding to the grade that you obtained for every subject that you have completed at the GCE ‘A’ Level.

GradeTariff PointsGradeTariff Points
Subjects Taken at the H2 LevelSubjects Taken at the H1 Level
A*140A60
A120B50
B100C40
C80D30
D60E20
E40

Are international candidates accepted for the course?

Currently only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who meet the academic and health requirements are eligible to apply for the course. We are unable to accept any other residency status due to clinical placement component eg. long term visa.

What diplomas are considered in the relevant or science field?

Holders of diplomas from a Polytechnic Science faculty are generally accepted. Related science diploma not awarded by a Polytechnic’s Science faculty are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. In addition, all applicants must meet the academic entry requirements which includes ‘O’ level results.

What is the course duration for BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course ?

The entire duration is 36-months full-time consisting of classroom lectures, practical sessions and clinical placements at healthcare facilities. You can refer to the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging page for more information.

An Honours programme usually takes 4 years. Why does this programme only take 3 years?

The amount of work required in this programme is equivalent to other 4-year Honours degree but it is designed into a 3-year programme. This means that students take more modules during each academic year and there will be shorter school holidays. Students are expected to work responsibly toward completion of the programme.

Where will the classes be held?

All classroom-based teaching will be done at Parkway College (Jalan Bukit Merah campus). The practical laboratory sessions are conducted at the facilities of our training partners eg. Philips Learning Centre.

I already have a related qualification in Radiography, can I apply for the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course at Parkway College ?

Any exceptional cases will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Are sponsorships available for BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course at Parkway College ?

Candidates who have the passion to become healthcare professionals and would like to seek financial sponsorship in the healthcare sector may apply for sponsorships directly with various healthcare organisations.

Can I choose the hospital for my clinical placement?

The clinical placement site are allocated and students will not be permitted to choose. This is intended so that students are able to gain relevant clinical experience from various healthcare settings.


- Master of Health Administration FAQ

Is there any scholarship or sponsorship available for Master of Health Administration?

There are currently no scholarships provided. Register your interest with us to be keep informed of any new scholarship opportunities. Singaporeans may consider the SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare Sector.

Is the course suitable for working professionals with a full-time job?

The Master of Health Administration are part-time courses which are catered to working professionals with a full-time job. Most of the modules are either after working hours or on weekends (block workshop). Lessons may be held on a Friday through to Sunday. These lessons will be made known when  the timetable schedule releases.

May I apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare Sector?

The Ministry of Health (MOH) are open to considering suitable local training courses. Interested parties can apply through the website at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards/healthcare

Are international candidates accepted for the course?

Candidates who meet the entry requirements of the course for Academic qualifications and relevant work experiences are eligible to apply for the course. As the course is a part-time course, no residency or student visa will be issued and candidates are to ensure that they are residing in Singapore to attend the course as well as meet the attendance requirements. Candidates with prior education not conducted in English are required to provide the results of the IELTS assessment.


- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Optometry and Clinical Practice FAQ

How long is the course and how is it delivered?

The 2 years programme consists of 3 stages- Stage 2, 3 and 4. Stage 2 and Stage 4 will have 5 modules each and Stage 3 will have 2 clinical modules. Stage 2 (5 modules) and Stage 4 (5 modules) would be conducted in Singapore, while Stage 3 (2 clinical modules) would be conducted in Aston University.

The lessons in Stage 2 and 4 are typically conducted 3 times a week on weekdays. The lessons in Stage 3 are conducted 4 weeks during the summer terms (July to August) in Aston University.

Is the course recognised?

The Bachelor degree programme is recognised as Displayable Addition Qualification (DAQ) from OOB. Please check the OOB website: www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/content/oob/en.html

Are international candidates accepted for the course?

Currently only Singapore or Malaysia passports holders who can meet the UK Visa requirements for the UK Residency Training (Stage 3 Clinical Placement) are eligible to be accepted for the course.

When are the classes conducted?

Classes are conducted in morning session only from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. At the present moment, there is no evening or weekend class. However, if there is enough interest, we may consider forming an evening cohort. The minimum class size needed for an evening session is 8 students.

How are the practical lessons conducted?

Practical workshops are conducted at Parkway College campus. Clinical practice will be conducted in Aston during Stage 3 Aston residency training.

How would the examination be conducted?

There may be written examination typically ranging from 1.5hrs to 3hrs, Case Study Assignments, Practical Logbooks etc. The examination format will depend on the module.

What is the estimated cost of the UK trip and UK Visa application fees?

The air ticket to UK, accommodation at Aston University and living expenses would be approximately S$ 4,000 to S$5,000 depends on the choice of airline and seats, room styles and individual lifestyle eg. meals. Singapore and Malaysia passport holders have 90 days* visa free entry to UK (*accurate as of Feb 2018).

What is the payment schedule for the course fees?

Upon acceptance into the course by Aston University and Parkway College, the course fees are payable in six instalments within two years.

How to apply?

Please submit the application form together with a photocopy of the following documents:
1. Singapore NRIC and Passport for Singapore citizen and PR, or Malaysia IC and Passport for Malaysian.
2. Diploma in Optometry Certificate together with transcripts from SP, NP or Parkway College.
3. GCE “O” level English results or Malaysia “SPM” English results
4. OOB Optometry License (Full, provisional, temporary)

The application is not considered valid until the application fee of S$214 (non-refundable) is paid.

What are the prospects after graduation?

The degree is recognised worldwide as an entry qualification for Master and PhD programmes. Our graduates work in both private and public hospitals and clinics, private Optometric practices and retail Optical shops. They may also work in speciality fields like Primary Eyecare; Paediatrics Optometry, Low Vision and Contact Lenses. Degree graduates are generally able to command a higher starting pay.


- Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Management FAQ

When will the course commence?

We regret to inform that we are currently not recruiting new students for the Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Management course.


- Diploma in Optometry FAQ

Are international applicants accepted for the course?

Applicants must be residing in Singapore, be at least 18 years old and possess all of the following:

1. Three GCE ‘O’ level credits in English, Mathematics and Science OR Nitec in Opticianry with a GPA of at least 3.5.
2. Is an OOB registered Optometrist (ie. CCO Holders) or Optician (D, D+R, Full, Conditional or Temporary) for 3 years.

 

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