WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP)
Course reference number: TGS-2021002822
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.
The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP) is a programme that aims to develop creative and analytical blended learning designers by providing the foundation for curriculum development and instructional design. Learners will learn to conduct learning needs analysis, design blended curriculum, develop learning resources and assessments while actively practising self-reflection for constant self-improvement. They will experience blended learning first-hand and have opportunities for authentic application of knowledge and skills through an Applied Practice Project (APP) with their Project Host Organisation (PHO).
The new WSQ DDDLP programme is aligned to the recently launched Skills Framework for Training and Adult Education (SFw TAE) and has replaced the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE)^.
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), you will continue to be recognised as meeting SkillsFuture Singapore's Adult Education qualifications requirements for Curriculum Developers of SSG-Funded certifiable WSQ courses.
Conduct learning and performance needs analysis with intended learners and/or other key stakeholders
Design user-centred blended curriculum to meet authentic learning and performance needs and promote learning-to-learn capabilities
Design and develop user-centred learning resources to promote learning within and across learning modes
Design and develop assessments to promote learning and measure attainment of learning outcomes
Apply reflective practice in pursuit of professional mastery
DDDLP has imparted me with not only the knowledge but also the hands-on skills to design and develop an authentic courseware!
Who Should Attend
Training and Adult Education professionals with
Keen interest in curriculum and instructional design
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 WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). For more information, click here.
The WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP) programme consists of 7 modules.
Module 1: Apply Reflective Practice for Professional Mastery
Apply reflective practice as a means of enhancing your lifelong professional development by charting own mission plans and setting professional learning goals. Practise and reinforce reflective practice through subsequent modules.
Module 2: Perform Learning and Performance Needs Analysis
Apply the steps required to undertake a learning and performance needs analysis to identify an organisation's learning needs and propose a blended learning solution where applicable.
Module 3: Design Blended Curriculum and Instruction
Apply relevant curriculum models and instructional design principles to design an effective blended curriculum and learning plans that are aligned to the organisation's learning needs.
Module 4: Develop Learning Resources for Classroom Facilitation
Apply instructional strategies to develop user-centred acitivities and learning resources that are aligned to a sound curriculum design. This module focuses on classroom facilitation, including online facilitation.
Module 5: Develop Learning Resources for e-Learning
Apply e-learning methodology to develop user-centred activities and learning resources that are aligned to a sound curriculum design, specifically e-learning. You are required to do storyboarding and design a short e-learning segment for asynchronous self-paced learning.
Module 6: Develop Learning Resources for Workplace Learning
Facilitate Workplace Learning (Module 4) of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) is a pre-requisite for enrolment into the DDDLP programme. LP6 is a self-directed learning module. Apply knowledge and skills learnt in Module 4 to design workplace learning plan and tasks and develop resources for workplace learning and coaching as part of the Applied Practice Project^.
Module 7: Design Assessment to Promote and Evaluate Learning
Apply concepts like principles of assessment and rules of evidence to design relevant and effective assessment methods and tools to evaluate and promote learning.
^ For the Applied Practice Project (APP), learners will apply knowledge and skills learnt in Modules 2 to 7 to:
Conduct a performance and learning needs analysis to identify training gaps for staff in an organisation
Design a blended learning curriculum to address the identified training needs
Design a blended learning plan comprising 3 learning modes: classroom learning, online learning and workplace learning
Develop learning resources for implementation of the learning solution (i.e. training materials)
Design an assessment plan to evaluate and promote learning outcomes
For an overview of the Applied Practice Project (APP), do refer to the APP Guide here.
At the Institute for Adult Learning, we recognise comparable qualifications that have sufficient equivalence in content and learning outcomes with our programmes for credit exemption. This allows applicants to progress through our qualifications without having to attend training and assessment for the relevant module(s) of these matched qualifications.
Please refer to the Credit Exemption Table here for more information.
WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (or equivalent)
WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and Facilitate Workplace Learning (Module 4) of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP)
Project Host Organisation^ for the Applied Practice Project
^ Requirements for Project Host Organisation (PHO)
The PHO should be of a sizeable scale (min. 10 full-time employees) to accommodate the Applied Practice Project
The PHO must allow you to conduct a training needs analysis, and then use the training recommendations arising from the analysis to design and develop curriculum, courseware and assessment.
- Completed Letter of Consent by the Project Host Organisation (PHO). The letter has to be signed by both you and the PHO representative.
- Documentary evidence of minimum Grade B4 in GCE 'O' Level English or Level 7 literacy skills in the Employability Skills WSQ framework.
- WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (or equivalent) OR WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and Facilitate Workplace Learning (Module 4) of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP).
Effective verbal and written communication skills in English with at least a B4 for English language at GCE 'O' Level or Level 7 and above in Workplace Literacy of Employability Skills Workforce Skills Qualification
Good IT skills including using web browsers to search for relevant and reliable information, using word processing and presentation software for report writing and presentation, etc
Good research skills including planning and scheduling, collecting relevant and reliable data from different sources, analysing collected data, conducting interviews, etc and
Possess strong analytical skills
Fees and Funding
S$ 9,300.00 w/o GST
*With effect from 1 January 2023, applicants will be subjected to the 8% 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.
- Only self-sponsored applicant can use SkillsFuture Credit.
- You can use SkillsFuture Credit, SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up and the $500 Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) to offset the fees. Please register within 60 days from start date of the programme.
- For more information on SkillsFuture Credit, click 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:
- Smart device (e.g., smartphone or iPad) with a functioning camera,
- Singpass mobile app installed on the smart device,
- Login credentials for the Singpass App.
Programme Administrative Information
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.
Please make payment at the end of your online application or by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) to confirm your application to the programme. If payment is not received by the stated time, your application will be automatically cancelled.
This is only applicable for companies with a contract with IAL. IAL will send an invoice to your company after the online application has been completed.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, enrolment into the DDDLP 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 if you possess the appropriate level of competency to complete the DACE programme.
Advisory services to guide applicants on the necessary enrolment process are available.
You are expected to attend all the scheduled classroom training, complete all assignments and fulfil all assessment requirements including the Applied Practice Project (APP). 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 pre-reading and homework before coming to class to fully benefit from your learning experience.
To help you apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the modules, you are required to collaborate with a Project Host Organisation (PHO) in completing the following:
- Conduct a performance and learning needs analysis to identify training gaps for staff of the PHO
- Design a blended learning curriculum to address the identified training needs
- Design a blended learning plan comprising 3 learning modes: classroom learning, online learning and workplace learning
- Develop learning resources for implementation of the learning solution (i.e. training materials
- Design an assessment plan to evaluate and promote learning outcomes
The PHO can be any business organisation. As long as the PHO allows you to find out if there are training gaps among their staff, they will be suitable.
You will be required to secure your own PHO to facilitate your APP. During the course of the APP, IAL will provide a supervisor to monitor and assess your performance in the host organisation.
You are also to complete and get your PHO to sign a Letter of Consent before applying for the course.
Please refer to the Applied Practice Guide for more information.
You are strongly discouraged from changing Project Host Organisation mid-way during project as this would have an impact on your formative assessments in the respective modules as well as the composite assessment in DDDLP.
In the event where there is a need to change PHO, please inform your IAL supervisor and IAL (email askIAL@ial.edu.sg) immediately and provide the reason for the change. If the PHO contract has been signed, you will need to officially inform your PHO that you will no longer continue your Applied Practice Project with them. Please email your correspondence with your PHO to IAL for record to dissolve the PHO contract.
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$160 (before 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.