WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance 2.0 (DDDLP 2.0)

Certificate iconDiploma
165 hours over min. 6 months

Course reference number:    TGS-2023038577

Advisory and Updates: From 1 October 2023, Singaporean Citizens / Permanent Residents learners who are attending SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must take their attendance digitally via the Singpass App for attendance-taking for both physical classroom and synchronous e-learning courses. 

Course Overview

Addressing shifting demands, the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP) programme has undergone a revision to better prepare aspiring individuals to become curriculum developers and instructional designers. 

The revised programme, titled WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance 2.0 (DDDLP 2.0) aligns the programmme with the fundamental competencies recognised by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for designing and developing SSG-funded WSQ certifiable courses.

This is a programme that aims to develop creative and analytical blended learning designers by providing the foundation for curriculum development and instructional design. 

In the revised WSQ DDDLP 2.0, learners continue to explore a wide variety of instructional strategies suitable for classroom learning, technology-enabled learning and workplace learning. Learners will acquire essential skills for creating effective blended learning experiences and crafting user-centric learning and assessment solutions, all aimed at enhancing performance outcomes in the workplace.

DDDLP 2.0 has been revised with the intention to offer more flexibility and accessibility to working adults to learn at their own pace and time. By taking two concurrent modules, learners can graduate in as short as 6 months*. The flexibility accorded by modular enrolment approach means learners can also choose to do the programme at a slower pace by taking one module at a time. 

The programme highlights for DDDLP 2.0 are as follows:

  • Flexible course duration from a minimum of 6 months* to a maximum of 2 years
  • Modular enrolment allowing flexibility to learn at own pace and time within the two-year candidature period
  • Reduction of pre-requisites with no compromise on programme rigour
  • Enhancing employability and increasing marketability of graduates through portfolio building
  • Exposure to future-oriented pedagogical practices that build learning-to-learn capabilities
  • Exposure to latest tech tools such as generative AI to aid in design and development work

The WSQ DDDLP 2.0 programme is aligned to the Skills Framework for Training and Adult Education (SFw TAE).Upon completion of the WSQ DDDLP programme, you will be issued with a WSQ Diploma from SkillsFuture Singapore which you can obtain through MySkillsFuture Portal.

This programme is offered by the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), an autonomous institute of the Singapore University of Social Sciences (UEN: 200504979Z) (SUSS).

^ If you have attained the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) or WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance, you will continue to be recognised as meeting SkillsFuture Singapore's Adult Education qualifications requirements for Curriculum Developers of SSG-Funded certifiable WSQ courses.

* Learners may complete the WSQ DDDLP 2.0 in 6 months with two concurrent modules taken consecutively without breaks (subject to module scheduling and availability).

NOTE: Due to the intensive nature and demands of the programme, learners who have commitments should strongly re-consider before registering.

Learning Outcomes

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Conduct learning and performance needs analysis with intended learners and/or other key stakeholders to promote workplace learning

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Design user-centred blended curriculum to meet authentic learning and performance needs and promote learning-to-learn capabilities

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Design future-oriented instructional strategies and develop user-centric learning resources to promote learning within and across learning modes

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Design and develop assessments to promote learning and measure attainment of learning outcomes

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Adopt a reflexive disposition in pursuit of professional development

Learning Outcomes Icon 1Adopt Generative AI tools to create and/or enhance curriculum/content development

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The WSQ DDDLP 2.0 is an accessible, flexible, and robust training program and IAL has been outstanding in adapting it to address the ever-changing and fast-paced needs of the ever-changing business landscape. The latest version is a testament of such dedication, and I am honored to be in the program.

Clifford Lim
Advancer Global Facility Pte Ltd 

Who Should Attend

Training and Adult Education professionals with

Who Should Attend

Keen interest in curriculum and instructional design

Who Should Attend 2

Keen interest in courseware development

SkillsFuture Singapore requires curriculum developers of SSG-Funded certifiable WSQ courses to attain WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP or DDDLP 2.0) or WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). For more information, click here.

RPP: Apply Reflective Practice for Professional Development

Calendar icon13 hours over 5 weeks

Apply reflective practice as a means of planning your lifelong professional development through setting professional learning goals and developing your portfolio.

Course dates are currently not available.
Please check back for updates.

LNA: Perform Learning Needs Analysis to Enhance Work Performance

Calendar icon34 hours over 9 weeks

Apply learning and performance needs analysis to identify workplace performance gaps and learning needs and to propose a blended learning solution where applicable.  

Course dates are currently not available.
Please check back for updates.

BCL: Design Blended Curriculum for Adult Learning

Calendar icon37 hours over 9 weeks

Apply relevant curriculum models and instructional design principles to design an effective blended curriculum suitable for adult learners to address learning needs. 


Course dates are currently not available.
Please check back for updates.

ALP: Design Assessment to Evaluate Learning and Performance

Calendar icon31 hours over 8 weeks

Apply concepts like principles of assessment and rules of evidence to design relevant and effective assessment framework and tools to evaluate and promote learning and performance. 

Course dates are currently not available.
Please check back for updates.

DCF: Develop Courseware for Facilitation 

Calendar icon22 hours over 7 weeks

Apply instructional strategies to develop user-centred activities and learning resources that are aligned to a sound curriculum design. This module focuses on classroom facilitation and tech-enabled facilitation.  

Course dates are currently not available.
Please check back for updates.

DCE: Develop Courseware for e-Learning 

Calendar icon28 hours over 5 weeks

Apply e-learning methodology to develop user-centred activities and learning resources that are aligned to a sound curriculum design, specifically e-learning. You will be developing a short 15-60 min microlearning module for asynchronous self-paced learning.


Course dates are currently not available.
Please check back for updates.

Entry Requirements

      • Minimum 2 years of working experience. 

      • Have good English proficiency (English language at GCE 'O' Level of B4 and above, or WSQ Workplace Literacy skills of Level 7 and above). 

      • Possess basic information and communication technology (ICT) skills.

      • Be able to source and analyse relevant materials from the workplace, library, internet or online databases for design and development of learning resources.


    • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) (or equivalent)


      WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) (or equivalent)

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The WSQ DDDLP has been revamped and restructured to be more concise and flexible. The reduced programme duration enhances the efficiency while the flexibility to start and end the programme with any module, and the ability to decide on the duration to complete the course makes it more appealing for individuals who have specific busy periods in their work schedule. These changes make the DDDLP a favourable programme for WSQ course designers to embark on.”

Allan Lee 
Republic Polytechnic

Fees and Funding


Full Module Fee

Nett Fee after SkillsFuture Funding^
(for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents)
Nett Fee after SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy^
(for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above)
RPP: Apply Reflective Practice for Professional Development

S$1,417.00 w 9% GST*

S$425.10 w 9% GST*

S$165.10 w 9% GST*

LNA: Perform Learning Needs Analysis to Enhance Work Performance

S$1,744.00 w 9% GST*

SS$523.20 w 9% GST*

S$203.20 w 9% GST*

BCL: Design Blended Curriculum for Adult Learning

S$1,853.00 w 9% GST*

S$555.90 w 9% GST*
S$215.90 w 9% GST*
ALP: Design Assessment to Evaluate Learning and Performance
S$1,744.00 w 9% GST*
S$523.20 w 9% GST*
S$203.20 w 9% GST*
DCF: Develop Courseware for Facilitation
S$1,635.00 w 9% GST*
S$490.50 w 9% GST*
S$190.50 w 9% GST*
DCE: Develop Courseware for e-LearningS$1,744.00 w 9% GST*
S$523.20 w 9% GST*
S$203.20 w 9% GST*

Course Application Fee 
(Per module non-refundable)
S$65.40w 9% GST*
S$60.00 w/o GST

*With effect from 1 January 2024, applicants will be subjected to the 9% GST rate. 

^SkillsFuture Funding and SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

  • For each module, you must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass assessments.
  • For companies with a contract with IAL, full payment of the course fees shall be made to IAL within the 30 days credit term from the date of invoice.
  • For more information on MCES, click here.

SkillsFuture Credit

    • Only self-sponsored applicants can use SkillsFuture Credit.
    • You can use SkillsFuture Credit, SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up to offset the fees. Please note that SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) is not applicable.
    • Please register within 60 days from start date of the programme. For more information on SkillsFuture Credit, refer here

Mandatory e-Attendance via Singpass App from 1 October 2023

    • Singaporean Citizens/Permanent Residents are required to set up your Singpass account and download the Singpass App prior to course commencement.
    • Learners will have to submit a reschedule request, with an applicable fee, if they are unable to do so.
    • Please be present in class (physical and online) 15 minutes before the scheduled lesson time on the actual day and have the following ready:
      1. Smart device (e.g., smartphone or iPad) with a functioning camera, 
      2. Singpass mobile app installed on the smart device, 
      3. Login credentials for the Singpass App. 

Payment Advisory 

  • You will be required to make the course fee payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) and/or SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) - (applicable for self-sponsored applicant) at the end of the registration process. Please note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment (including SFC, where applicable) has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to seat availability at the point of re-registration.
  • For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. If you wish to find out more on customised corporate arrangements, please get in touch with us at +65 6579 0300 or reach out to us via the below form. 

Programme Administrative Information

Application process

Select 'Enrol Now' button to view available schedules for WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP).

From the Programme Schedule page, select 'Enrol Now' button to proceed with application.

Find out more resources and useful information for IAL learners to stay connected and updated throughout their learning journey. You will be required to login to MyIAL. If you are new to MyIAL, please register for a MyIAL account and activate it.

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Self-sponsored Applicant

Applying to the programme for yourself

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Company-sponsored Applicant

Applying to the programme on behalf of your employees/staff

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I am happy that the duration of the WSQ DDDLP course and lessons have been shortened. The WSQ DDDLP 2.0 is suitable for all curriculum developers of WSQ programmes and is a great accreditation to add to your CV.

Sze Ting, Chung
Singapore National Eye Centre

Course Preview

Course preview provides the opportunity for you to gain a better understanding of the WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP 2.0).

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is no need to take up DDDLP 2.0. DACE (1st and 2nd versions) qualification holders are recognised as WSQ Curriculum Developers under the Qualifications Requirements for WSQ Adult Educators.

The main difference is that the pre-requisites of ACLP M4 and securing a Project Host Organisation (PHO) are no longer required in DDDLP 2.0. While the contents are similar in the 6 core modules, there is stronger emphasis on workplace performance diagnosis, building of portfolios and an update on the use of tech tools such as generative AI tools. Assignments will be contextualised and manageable without compromising on authencity and rigour of the assessments.

The maximum candidature periods for DDDLP and DDDLP 2.0 are the same. Learners have 2 years to complete them from the course start date. 

You are expected to attend all the scheduled classroom training, complete all assignments and fulfil all assessment requirements. It is important to be PUNCTUAL in class attendance as well as submission of assignments.

You are also required to carry out your own research and self-study outside of training hours. As the programme adopts a Flipped Classroom approach, you are expected to complete all the pre-reading and homework before coming to class to benefit from your learning experience fully.


IAL recommends that you embark on your learning in the sequence as scheduled, starting from RRP/LNA to DCF/DCE, for the best experience. Still, you can choose to complete it in any order you prefer, as the contents and assessments are now designed modularly. 

While some learners could finish the course in a year, you can opt to finish it in half that time if you invest the time and effort to do 2 modules concurrently.

No, enrolment into the DDDLP 2.0 programme is not automatic.

As the assumed skills and knowledge required for the programme are pitched at a fairly high level, it will be necessary to ascertain that you possess the appropriate level of competency to complete the programme.

Advisory services to guide applicants on the necessary enrolment are available if you would send us your enquiry at

  • There will be no replacement or make-up lesson for learners who have missed a class.

  • If you fall short of the 75% attendance requirement in a module, you will not be allowed to take assessments. You may request a re-scheduling of session(s). Terms and conditions with an applicable fee apply:

Please click here to make the request.

All of IAL's courses include a substantial component of self-directed learning. As such, we expect learners to complete their preparation work and/or assignments independently before the scheduled classroom time.

  • Take note of, and observe all submission deadlines of assignments, which may include but not limited to written assignments (draft and final), video recording, self/peer assessment record, etc. Failure to do so may result in chargeable re-scheduling/re-assessment and/or a 'Not Yet Competent' assessment result for the module.
  • Final assignment must be submitted by the prescribed deadline before the scheduled assessment date; failing which you will be deemed to have forfeited your assessment attempt. You will be required to schedule a one-time re-assessment within 5 working days of the initial assessment date at a charge of S$174.40 (after GST).
  • Exceptional circumstances should be submitted to IAL with supporting documents for consideration, and upon review, IAL's decision will be final.

All WSQ certificates are issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) through MyskillsFuture Portal. Your SOAs, transcript or full qualification will be available 4 to 6 weeks upon the completion of the module or final assessment.

Notifications of e-Certificates (e-Certs) are also available via the MySkillsFuture mobile App.

Singaporeans and permanent residents can access/download the WSQ e-Certs upon logging in to the MySkillsFuture portal via SingPass and following the steps below:

  • Go to the MySkillsFuture portal

  • Click the SingPass icon and log in via SingPass

  • Go to Skills Passport > click on Certificates to view WSQ e-Certs records

  • Select trainee's WSQ e-Certs and click on "Download e-Certs"

Foreign trainees could follow the steps below:

  • Go to the MySkillsFuture portal

  • Go to 'Digital Services'.

  • Under 'Individuals', click 'Download Certificates'.

  • Click 'No Portal ID'.

  • Enter the relevant information to retrieve your certificates.

You may also view the user guide here.