WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP)

Advanced Certificate


129.5 hours over 9 months


Course reference number: TGS-2019503584


Advisory and Updates on COVID-19: From 1 June 2022, IAL will resume blended learning for all programmes, except existing fully online WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning & Performance (ACLP) cohorts, which will continue to be conducted online. For more details, refer here.


Programme Overview


The new Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) is a Train-The-Trainer (TTT) programme designed to equip you with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) recognised Training and Adult Education (TAE) competencies to not only perform the role of a learning facilitator, assessor of SSG-funded certifiable courses, but also as a budding learning solutionist who is able to support the performance needs of enterprises and learners experiencing industry transformation.

The WSQ ACLP programme is aligned to Skills Framework for Training and Adult Education (SFw TAE) and has replaced the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)^

Upon completion of the WSQ ACLP programme, you will be issued with a WSQ Advanced Certificate 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 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. 


Learning Outcomes


Graduates will acquire essential skills to

  • Learn 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
  • Learn how to implement competency based assessments


Who Should Attend


Aspiring and existing Training and Adult Education (TAE) professionals who are

  • 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 facilitate learning and assess adult learners through the design, reflection and continuous improvement of learning activites in an array of learning settings such as classroom, workplace and technology-enbled learning contexts





The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) programme consists of 6 modules. 

Facilitate Learning Experiences for Adult Learners

Module Code: M1

23 hours over 4 to 6 weeks

Understand key principles in adult learning, instructional design and classroom learning delivery to facilitate learning experiences aligned to learner needs and desired outcome.


Adopt Skills Framework for Professional Growth

Module Code: M2

9 hours over 4 weeks

Adopt the Skills Framework for different stakeholders – employers, employees and training providers to enhance your learning programme and work activities.


Facilitate Technology-Enabled Learning

Module Code: M3

27 hours over 7 to 8 weeks

Adapt readily available learning technology tools to incorporate, enhance and facilitate technology-enabled experiences for your learners. 


Facilitate Workplace Learning

Module Code: M4

29 hours over 6 to 7 weeks

Develop and facilitate workplace learning interventions aligned to learners and enterprise needs to drive performance outcomes.


Design Learning Solutions to Address Performance Needs

Module Code: M5

25 hours over 4 to 6 weeks

Design and develop learning solutions by scoping problems and prototyping solutions to drive performance.

Interpret WSQ and Assess Competence

Module Code: E1

16.5 hours over 5 weeks

Learn how to interpret the Singapore WSQ system and its competency standards to design and implement competency based assessments.



ACLP Checkpoint

Exclusive for applicants who registered for the full ACLP programme, the ACLP Checkpoint connects you to IAL Career Advisors who will help you understand the requirements and opportunities to pursue a career in Training and Adult Education (TAE). 

The ACLP Checkpoint is conducted after completion of ACLP module 2 - Adopt Skills Framework for Professional Growth


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Enhanced Recognition of Prior Learning


At the Institute for Adult Learning, we recognise comparable Training and Adult Education (TAE) qualifications and relevant TAE experiences 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 and relevant experiences. Please refer here for the process and application for enhanced recognition of prior learning.  

After IAL has awarded you with credit exemption(s), you will then be eligible to take the remaining standalone modules through modularised learning and attain the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) full qualification. Please refer here for information on modularised learning.


 If you did not attain any credit exemption, please sign up for the full programme. 


Note: The complimentary RPL Advisory Chat service is no longer available. If you wish to make an application for RPL, you may do so through our One-Stop Skills Credentialing (OSSC) platform here


Entry Requirements


Skills and Knowledge

All WSQ courses are conducted in English only. Learners must demonstrate their competencies in the English Language to attain a “Competent” (C) assessment outcome for each module.

To enrol in this course, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Have good English proficiency: English language at GCE ‘O’ Level of C6 and above. Please refer to the below table for acceptable alternatives:
  • Possess an appropriate level of subject matter specialisation and industry experience, relevant for the design, facilitation and assessment of learning
  • Minimum two (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 the  design and development of learning resources



Fees and Funding


Full Programme Fee

S$ 6,313.00 w GST

S$ 5,900.00 w/o GST

Nett Fee
after SkillsFuture Funding^

(for Singapore Citizens and
Permanent Residents)

S$ 1,893.90 w GST

S$ 1,770.00 w/o GST

Nett Fee
after SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy^

(for Singapore Citizens aged
40 years old and above)

S$ 713.90 w GST

S$ 667.20 w/o GST


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

  • For each module, you must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass assessments.
  • For more information on MCES, refer here


SkillsFuture Credit

  • Only self-sponsored applicant can use SkillsFuture Credit.
  • You can use SkillsFuture Credit and SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up to offset the fees. Please register within 60 days from start date of the programme. 
  • You cannot use the $500 Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) which was disbursed in October 2020 to Singapore Citizens aged 40 to 60 as this programme does not qualify as a Career Transition Programme. 
  • For more information on SkillsFuture Credit, refer here.


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 send us an email to




How to Apply


You will be required to login to MyIAL. If you are new to MyIAL, please register for a MyIAL account and activate it.

  • Self-sponsored Applicant (Applying to the programme for yourself):

Select 'Applicant/Learner' as User Role.

  • Company-sponsored Applicant (Applying to the programme on behalf of your employees/staff):

Select 'Corporate' as User Role.



Programme Preview


Programme preview provides the opportunity for you to gain a better understanding of the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP), and participate in a Q&A session with IAL.  

Programme preview is conducted online via Zoom. (For information on How to Join a Zoom meeting, refer here.)

The next programme preview is scheduled on Tue, 5 Jul 2022, 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Please download the preview slides here


Register for Preview



What do learners say about ACLP


"Essential if you want to be an educator for adults as most training happens at the workplace."


Freelance Retail and Fashion Trainer




"An eye-opening course that is useful for self-upgrading."


Senior Manager (Retail Marketing Group) conducting ad-hoc training sessions


"One of the best experiences that has helped me to provide more engaging and richer learning for my learners"


Adjunct Lecturer
Freelance Trainer and Course Developer in Finance & Accounting




Frequently Asked Questions 

About the Programme

The programme prepares TAE professionals to:

  • 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.

The WSQ ACTA equipped TAE professionals with a strong grounding in pedagogical training and competencies to facilitate training and assess learning competencies. The ACTA aimed to raise the quality of trainers and assessors offering WSQ accredited programmes.

The ACLP will include new components such as learning solutions and workplace learning facilitation which are additional areas of focus besides classroom training and assessment. The ACLP will equip TAE professionals with the current skills in demand and this will now be extended to non-WSQ training providers under the new qualification requirements.

ACLP learners have a choice to complete either E1 or E2 to attain the full ACLP qualification in order to meet SSG’s Qualifications Requirements for Trainers and Assessors, in view that SSG now supports both WSQ and non-WSQ certifiable programmes.

Learners of both elective modules will be familiarised with WSQ’s Competency-Based Assessment approaches and techniques as well as Workplace Learning assessment approaches and techniques at varying level of details.

The general recommendation is for learners operating in a WSQ learning context to consider completing Elective 1 and those operating in non-WSQ learning contexts to consider completing Elective 2.

There are no requirements on the workplace industry, revenue or employment size.Key considerations include whether ACLP learner is able to:

a. Gain access to your relevant stakeholders:

i. At least 1 workplace “learner” to conduct workplace learning delivery.

ii. At least 1 or more management rep as “subject matter expert(s)” to gather performance requirements of workplace “learner”.

b. Conduct a 30-min workplace learning delivery and a 30-min coaching at the work site of workplace “learner” for Module 4.

c. Gather feedback and inputs on the effectiveness of workplace learning design and delivery from the stakeholders.

d. Conduct a trial of the learning solution prototype at a suitable workplace and gather data on the positive benefits for Module 5.

There could potentially be security-related and operational constrains that make it challenging to complete all the ACLP assessment activities in a workplace. In such cases, ACLP learner can consider the case-study option.

Inform ACLP facilitator at the earliest for advice on how ACLP learner can fulfil outstanding assessment requirements (E.g. Using the IAL case study scenario).

While the case studies are designed to simulate the complexities of actual work, there is much additional learning that is most effectively gained from applying ACLP skills and knowledge in the workplace. These include uncovering and addressing different workplace stakeholder learning needs and getting buy-in for change.


Administrative Matters

  • 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.