The Centre for Life Skills (formerly the Centre for Communication Skills) equips full-time TP students, working adults and industry partners with effective life skills including communication, critical thinking, customer service, language proficiency and personal skills to enhance their value in the workplace. The Centre also provides continuing education and training (CET) in business communication, including running SGUS workshops for job seekers, and works closely with partner institutions to conduct programmes for adult learners in a range of subjects, including Technical English and Business English programmes for some overseas institutions.

In addition to teaching full-time TP students, we conduct customised corporate training for organisations who wish to upgrade their employees' communication skills to stay relevant and competitive in the business environment.

Student Support

The Centre for Life Skills also provides support services to students in search of assistance for communication skills developmental needs. 


To attain success at work, it is important to be an effective communicator. We provide support and advice to students on ways to enhance their oral and written communication skills. 


Some areas where we can help are in: 


  • Major project presentations and reports 

  • Communication etiquette 

  • Confidence building in speaking and writing 

  • Positive body language for communication 

  • Networking and conversation skills

Corporate Training

At the Centre for Life Skills (CLS), we believe in the importance of skills upgrading for individuals to stay competent and to equip every individual with relevant skills and knowledge to embrace the changing times. 


As part of our initiative to encourage continuous training and development, we offer customised courses and workshops in the areas of effective communication, critical thinking, customer service, digital storytelling, writing for the digital media, language proficiency and personal development. 


Our clientele includes public service and government agencies, hospitality, tourism, retail and service organisations, offshore oil and gas companies, and technical institutes of higher learning in Japan. In addition, we’ve also conducted training workshops on English Language and Communication Skills for government officials in Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Vietnam. 


Some customised workshops we have conducted are: 

  • Communicating Effectively  

  • Communication Skills for Persuasive Negotiation 

  • Speaking Well, Speaking Right – English 

  • Speaking Well, Speaking Right – Chinese 

  • SkillsFuture for the Digital Workplace

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Contact Details

  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • Centre for Life Skills
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A,
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757