Adult Education Professionalisation

At IAL, we advance the professional standards of the Training and Adult Education sector by recognising workforce skill and mastery through the AEP initiative.

What Is AEP?

The Adult Education Professionalisation (AEP) initiative is a step forward in creating a strong, dynamic and forward-looking Adult Education profession in Singapore. AEP aims to advance the professional standards and identity of Adult Educators as professionals recognised for both pedagogical and professional excellence.

To raise the quality and professionalism of the Training and Adult Education sector, it is important that we enable Adult Educators to continue to deepen their professional skills, and to be recognised for their mastery of skills. This is particulary so, in view of the crucial role that Adult Educators play in supporting the national SkillsFuture movement to impart knowledge and skills to our workforce.

AEP recognition can only be attained when an applicant meets the minimum number of Skills Badges:

  • Associate Adult Educator (AAE) Level - 4 skills badges across 2 skills categories
  • Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) Level - 6 skills badges across 3 skills categories

How Does It Work?

AEP confers professional recognition to Adult Educators. Participation in AEP is voluntary and Adult Educators who meet the entry requirements will be recognised as an Associate Adult Educator (AAE) or Specialist Adult Educator (SAE), depending on their skills mastery and area of specialisation. The highest recognition will be that of an Adult Education Fellow (AEF), which is invitation-based or by nomination only, based on the Adult Educator’s achievements and contributions.

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Adult Education Fellow (AEF)

Made significant contributions in Training and Adult Education fields of practice, and appointed by nomination and invitation only.

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Specialist Adult Educator (SAE)

Attained skills mastery in area of specialisation.

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Associate Adult Educator (AAE)

Established in the Training and Adult Education fields of practice

How Will I Benefit?

The Benefits

  • Job and practice engagement opportunities to deepen and enhance your practice as an Adult Educator;
  • Exclusive professional development opportunities such as overseas study tours and company hosted visits;
  • Networking opportunities within the professional community.

The Recognition

  • Professional recognition of your experience, quality and strength as an Adult Educator;
  • Display your professional titles on name cards and in email signatures; and
  • Increased visibility of your public profile where your AEP status and specialisation will be published on IAL website.

Summary of Criteria for Adult Education Professionalisation (AEP)

1

Attained the minimum number of Skills Badges for each AEP level

  • Associate Adult Educator (AAE) Level - 4 skills badges across 2 skills categories
  • Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) Level - 6 skills badges across 3 skills categories

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Application as an AAE or SAE will require you to provide evidence of the following

  • Relevant professional pedagogical qualification
  • Practise currency and quality and
  • Performance reference

How Can I Apply?

Ascertain what level of AEP award you are keen to apply for and if you are able to meet the evidence requirements to address the competency statements of the Skills Badge(s) leading to the AEP award which you are interested to apply for here:
 

 

Important note: Interested applicants are highly advised to read through and complete the Self-Assessment Report, Endorsement of Pedagogical Competence Form and TAE Practice and Experiences Form before making payment and applying for the Skills Advisory Chat.

 

Create an individual profile account at MyIAL (if you haven't done so before) and save a screenshot of your successful registration for the ‘MyIAL’ account.

Make payment for mandatory Skills Advisory Chat session with IAL’s Skills Assessor who will clarify your self-assessment and artefacts to be submitted for the skills badge(s) applied for. Prevailing fee for a Skills Advisory Chat session is $160.50 (w GST). You may make the payment via bank transfer to:

 
  • OCBC (Bank Code: 7339 Branch code: 695)
  • Account number: 695-632117-001 (Account name: SUSS-IAL)
  • Remarks: <Your Full Name as per NRIC>-Skills Advisory
    E.g. “Tan Ah Kow–Skills Advisory”
  • Record the transaction details and save a screenshot of your successful fee credit to SUSS-IAL.
All fees paid are not refundable. Incomplete self-assessment form will render application void. The above fees are only applicable before 1st Jan 2023.

Following the Skills Advisory Chat, identify the skills badge(s) to apply for. Applicants must apply for at least FOUR Skills badge across TWO Skills Category for the AAE award and maximum of SIX Skills Badges across THREE Skills Categories for the SAE award) if they wish to proceed with the Skills Assessment Interview application (Stage 2). 
 

  • For Associate Adult Educator: 4 skills badges across 2 skills categories
  • For Specialist Adult Educator: 6 skills badges across 3 skills categories
     

Prevailing fee for Skills Assessment Interview session is $133.75 (w GST) You may make the payment via bank transfer to:   
 

  • OCBC (Bank Code: 7339 Branch code: 695)
  • Account number: 695-632117-001 (Account name: SUSS-IAL)
  • Remarks: <Your Full Name as per NRIC>-Skills Assessment
    E.g. “Tan Ah Kow–Skills Assessment”
  • Record the transaction details and save a screenshot of your successful fee credit to SUSS-IAL


Note:
 

All fees paid are not refundable. 
 

Subsequent payment will be required after the Skills Assessment Interview session for the acceptance of awarded Skills Badges. 

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Attach Step 5 payment screenshot in the online application form for Skills Assessment Interview Session.

Make payment for the additional skills badges, as indicated in IAL’s email notification. You may make the payment via bank transfer to:   
    

  • OCBC (Bank Code: 7339 Branch code: 695)
  • Account number: 695-632117-001 (Account name: SUSS-IAL)
  • Remarks: <Your Full Name as per NRIC>-Skills Badges
    E.g. “Tan Ah Kow–Skills Badges"
  • Record the transaction details and save a screenshot of your successful fee credit to SUSS-IAL.
All fees paid are not refundable. The above fees are only applicable before 1st Jan 2023.

Respond to IAL’s email notification on your successful attainment of the Skills Badges with the attached screenshot saved under Step 7 for IAL to officially issue your badges and AEP award.

Terms and Conditions

  1. IAL collects personal data for teaching, learning, research and administrative purposes. All personal data collected through IAL's website will be handled in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (the “Act”). Please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Please rest assured that all information and material received by IAL and our adjunct assessors will be treated with strict confidentiality and used only for the purpose of One-Stop Skills Credentialing assessment.
  2. SUSS and IAL reserve the right to pursue legal action against any individual or organization who submits falsified documents to apply for credit exemption(s) to attain WSQ qualification(s).
  3. IAL reserves the rights to decline or disqualify your application, including direct/credit exemption, skills badges and/or AEP recognition if awarded, at its sole discretion as it deems appropriate.

Renewal Requirements

Within the Adult Education Professionalisation (AEP) initiative, a continual review of AEP status will be conducted on a three-yearly basis to ensure that Associate Adult Educators (AAEs) and Specialist Adult Educators (SAEs) continue to maintain the highest quality in their Adult Education practice through the fulfilment of 320 hours of practice and continuing professional development (CPD) activities per annum.

 

AAEs and SAEs will need to fulfil minimally 200 practice hours and 40 CPD hours. They will have the flexibility to allocate the remaining 80 hours to either practice or CPD activities.





ASSOCIATE ADULT EDUCATOR
SPECIALIST ADULT EDUCATOR (CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT)
SPECIALIST ADULT EDUCATOR (FACILITATION)
PRACTICE HOURS
(PER ANNUM)
Min. 200 hours related to training delivery, assessment, and/or design & development work
Min. 200 hours related to training delivery, assessment, and design & development type of work
Min. 200 hours related to advanced facilitation type of work as specified in entry criteria description
CPD HOURS
(PER ANNUM)
Min. 40 hours
Min. 40 hours
Min. 40 hours

All Adult Education Professionals must submit a renewal declaration to the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) covering their 3-year tenure period. IAL will selectively audit Adult Education Professionals for compliance of the renewal requirements on an annual basis.

The Adult Education Fellows

On the 24th of October 2017, SkillsFuture Singapore has accorded the highest award of Adult Education Fellow (AEF) to five Adult Education professionals who set the benchmark for quality and excellence, and who serve as role models to the Training and Adult Education sector. The graduation ceremony was officiated by Senior Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information, Dr Janil Puthucheary.

View Who They Are


TAELENT

Serving the needs of the Adult Educators, Taelent portal is designed to help you chart your TAE career pathway with tools for skills development and finding career opportunities.

This portal offers diagnostic tools to uncover your skillsets and skills gaps, based on SSG Skills Frameworks and international labour insights. You can view and download your individual report about your skills that are highly sought after in the market, skills gaps currently present, skills of growing importance and market trends. With this diagnostic report, you will now be able to plan your investment in skills development relevant to your selected career path. Based on your skills profile and career motivation, the portal will recommend developmental programmes for your consideration to further your career. Suitable jobs and collaboration opportunities will be highlighted for you as a TAE professional to advance your practice.

This portal also serves as a TAE community touchpoint to connect like-minded professionals through the Adult Education Network (AEN), and earn credits, skills badges and Adult Education Professionalisation (AEP) recognition based on your practice and experience. Through this portal, you may apply for credit exemptions for our programmes or validate your applied skills and accomplishments for recognition of your TAE abilities

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