WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance 2.0 (ACLP 2.0)
Course reference numbers: TGS2022017395 (Blended Learning) and TGS-2023017923 (FOL)
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.
In response to changing market needs, the Institute for Adult Learning has reviewed our trainer qualification, the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP), and introduced a revised version, titled WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance 2.0 (ACLP 2.0).
The WSQ ACLP programme has been revised to equip today's professionals with the ability to adopt an open-minded, innovative mindset, and the skills to adapt, adopt and facilitate effective learning beyond the classroom.
This is a Train-The-Trainer (TTT) programme designed to equip you with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) recognised Training and Adult Education (TAE) competencies to perform the role of a learning facilitator and assessor of SSG-funded certifiable courses, and also enable you to support the performance needs of enterprises and learners experiencing industry transformation.
Despite its shorter duration, the revised ACLP known as ACLP 2.0, is recognised as equivalent to the previous version in relation to the Skillsfuture (SSG) Adult Educator (AE) qualification requirements policy. There is no compromise on the programme rigour as ACLP 2.0 still comes with 6 Statements of Attainment (SOAs). In fact, learners can look forward to more opportunities for social learning, increased engagement with facilitators, and immediate provision of feedback from facilitators.
ACLP 2.0 has been revised with the intention of making learning a process, and not a destination. Upon completion of the programme, learners are encouraged to continuously upskill themselves with available Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses to embark on their lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep learning journey.
The programme highlights for ACLP 2.0 are as follow:
- Course duration of 3 months
- No compromise on programme rigour as ACLP 2.0 contains 6 SOAs, similar to the previous ACLP programme
- Enhanced engagement with facilitators
- Immediate provision of feedback from facilitators
- More opportunities for social learning with peers
Upon completion of the WSQ ACLP 2.0 programme, you will be issued with a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance from SkillsFuture Singapore which you can download 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 Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), you will continue to be recognised as meeting SkillsFuture Singapore's Adult Education qualifications requirements for Adult Educators to function as Trainers and Assessors for SSG-Funded WSQ and non-WSQ Certifiable courses.
If you are currently attending or have attained any modular Statement of Attainment (SOA) from the WSQ ACLP, you are not eligible to enrol for the WSQ ACLP 2.0. For enquires on the completion of your WSQ ACLP, write in to https://feedback.ial.edu.sg. You may also refer to the previous version of the WSQ ACLP modular schedules here.
Understand key principles in adult learning, instructional design and classroom learning delivery
Adopt the Skills Framework for employers, employees and training providers
Conduct technology-enabled learning for your learners
Conduct workplace learning interventions aligned to enterprise needs
Implement competency based assessments
Use learner profiles effectively to facilitate tech-enabled learning, workplace learning and classroom learning
The ACLP 2.0 is not only more efficient in terms of time taken, it is also more effective in preparing learners for their roles. I congratulate the Institute for Adult Learning on putting together a programme that will bring the industry to the next level!
Who Should Attend
Aspiring and existing Training and Adult Education (TAE) professionals, as well as professionals in areas including but not limited to Learning & Development, Organisational Development, and Human Resource:
Keen to facilitate learning and assess adult learners through the design, reflection and continuous improvement of learning activities in an array of learning settings such as classroom, workplace and technology-enabled learning contexts
Keen to enhance their sector-domain specialist skills with fundamental and emerging TAE competencies, and undertake business transformation challenges affecting enterprises and workers
Keen to upskill themselves with the facilitator skillsets to effectively conduct in-house training programmes for employees within their organisations
The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance 2.0 programme consists of 3 modules.
Module 1P : Facilitate Learning Experiences for Adult Learners and Assess Competence based on Skills Framework
Develop your knowledge, abilities and dispositions to effectively acquire facilitation and assessment skills in the context of Singapore's Skills Framework model.
The module is delivered and assessed in an integrated approach, building on the Technical Skills and Competencies of Skills Framework Adoption (SFA), Learning Experience Delivery (LED) and Assessment Design and Implementation (ADI).
Module 2P: Facilitate Technology-Enabled Learning Delivery
Develop your knowledge, abilities, and dispositions to facilitate a technology-enabled learning experience for adult learners.
The module is designed with a what, who, where, when, why and how (5W1H) approach, and delivered and assessed in an integrated approach, building on the Technical Skills and Competencies of Learner Profile Analysis and Technology-Enabled Learning Delivery.
Module 3P: Facilitate Workplace Learning Delivery
Equip yourself with the necessary experience to develop, plan and execute a simple workplace learning experience.
This module aims to equip a workplace trainer with a sequential framework for planning and conducting workplace learning activities.
Have good English proficiency (English language at GCE 'O' Level of C6 and above, or WSQ Workplace Literacy skills of Level 6 and above). Please refer to the table below table for acceptable alternatives.
Possess appropriate level subject matter specialisation and industry experience, relevant for the design, facilitation and assessment of learning.
Minimum 2 years of domain expertise.
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.
It was good consideration of IAL to build in coursework and assignment time into the ACLP 2.0 schedule. This shorten duration helped learners greatly with time management!
Fees and Funding
*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 successfully attain a ‘Competent’ (C) grading for the final assessment result.
- For more information on MCES, refer here.
- Only self-sponsored applicants 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, 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:
- 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.
Payment Advisory for Self-sponsored and Company-sponsored Applicants
- 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
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I am happy with the ACLP 2.0 as it gives learners better work-life balance in comparison to the previous version of ACLP which had assignments that felt repetitive and similar. On top of that, the ACLP 2.0 also upholds the same level of Technical Skills and Competency Knowledge which is great!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Adopt an open-minded, innovative and enterprise-relevant mind-set to help learners and enterprises to address skills gaps and industry needs.
- Adapt, adopt and facilitate blended learning solutions (including classroom, workplace and technology-enabled learning modes) for effective learning to meet performance outcomes.
In response to the changing landscape of adult learning and as part of continuous improvement after three years of running, the current ACLP is refined and transited into ACLP 2.0 and will come with 6 SOAs.
Three key modules will be integrated, M1 (Facilitation), M2 (Skills Framework), and E1 (Assessment), into one to provide learners with a more coherent and synchronous learning experience.
ACLP M5 (Design) will be replaced by a new skillset, “Learner Profile Analysis”, which will be integrated with the current ACLP M3.
ACLP 2.0 will cover all the elements, Knowledge, and Abilities (Ks and As) within the Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) and enable learners to gain and deepen their skillsets in the area of classroom faciliation, tech-enabled learning and workplace learning. Despite the shortened course duration, ACLP 2.0 has been revised with the intention of making learning a process, and not a destination. Upon completion of the programme, learners are encouraged to continuously upskill themselves with available Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses to embark on their lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep learning journey.
ACTA aimed to equip learners with the competencies to perform the role of trainers and assessors of WSQ-accredited programmes.
ACLP included new components such as learning solutions, technology-enabled, and workplace learning facilitation besides classroom training and assessment.
ACLP 2.0 provides learners with the option to acquire the essentials of classroom facilitation, tech-enabled learning and workplace learning delivery, and assessment in a shorter time (i.e. 3 months excluding PHs) instead of 6-9 months. Learners will learn what they need and tap on their motivation for skills-deepening to hone their proficiency through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses instead.
There is no expiration on WSQ certificates; hence, your ACTA and ACLP will still be recognised and valid. However, we strongly recommend that you pursue additional competencies through Continuing Professional Development courses (CPDs) to remain relevant and be future-ready.
There is no positive correlation between the programme duration and learning efficacy. The shorter duration to complete ACLP 2.0 is made possible due to the enhanced course structure and integration of TSCs. The Knowledge and Abilities (Ks and As) are mostly the same between ACLP and ACLP 2.0, but the learning content of ACLP 2.0 will focus on only the essentials. Learners can further and deepen their skills in classroom facilitation, tech-enabled learning, and workplace learning through Continuing Professional Development courses (CPDs) offered by IAL.
Home assignments will be replaced with in-class activities, peer learning, group discussions, and practices, where facilitators can provide instantaneous feedback to learners.
Out-of-class assignments will be minimised to help adult learners manage their work-life-study balance. There will be protected time for learners to start or complete their assignments and, more importantly, the provision of instant feedback by facilitators.
Repetitive assessment criteria are streamlined with the modules’ integration, resulting in fewer assessments and time. However, the rigour of the assessments will be maintained.
There are no benefits in attending the ACLP 2.0 if you have already attained the ACLP. You will be required to pay the full fees of the ACLP 2.0 as you only enjoy SSG funding once for the same course/TSCs.
For continuous learning, you may refer to our Continuing Professional Development courses (CPDs).
There are no credit exemptions for ACLP 2.0. If you are keen to attain the ACLP qualification, you can seek credit exemption for the module(s) in ACLP. ACLP modular classes will be offered until September 2023. For more information, you may refer here.
The ACLP 2.0 will only be offered cohort-based. In this scenario, you should enrol in the remaining modules via the ACLP modularised learning pathway. ACLP modular classes will be offered until September 2023.
If your class has already started, no change will be allowed. Learners who started any module(s) in the ACLP should continue with it to complete the full ACLP qualification.
If your ACLP has not started, you may request to change to ACLP 2.0. However, this would involve
a withdrawal from the ACLP (Refer to withdrawal policy), and
a re-enrolment in the ACLP 2.0 (Application fee applies).
If your class has already started, no change will be allowed. Learners who started or partially completed some modules in the ACLP should continue with it to complete the qualification.
If you have started or partially completed some modules in the ACLP, you should continue with it to complete the qualification. Please contact us via the feedback portal by 1 March 2023 for your ACLP resumption.
If you have attended some module(s) in ACLP, you should continue with it to complete the qualification. ACLP and ACLP 2.0 will be offered concurrently in 2023, but there will be no new ACLP cohort runs starting January 2023. ACLP will cease on 31 December 2023.
We strongly recommend that learners with outstanding modules complete them before the expiration date to attain the full ACLP qualification. Please contact us via the feedback portal by 1 March 2023 for your ACLP resumption.
If you have started or attained any Statement of Attainment (SOA) in ACLP, you should continue with it to complete the qualification. The Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) are mostly the same for ACLP and ACLP 2.0 and learners enjoy SSG funding ONLY ONCE for each TSC/module.
The ACLP 2.0 will only be offered in cohorts, and is not offered via the modularised learning pathway due to the short duration.
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.
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.
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.