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

 

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.

To view who they are, click here.

 

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.

 

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 business and learning trips and local learning journeys; and
  • 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.

 

How can I apply?

 

 

 

 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
     

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

  • Relevant professional pedagogical qualification;
  • Practice currency and quality; and
  • Performance references

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:

AEP award level
Self-assessment report

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 Chat for the amount of $160.50 < $150 Skills Advisory Fee +  7% GST>
    E.g. “Tan Ah Kow – Skills Advisory” for the amount of $160.50 ($150 Skills advisory fee + 7% GST)
  • Record the transaction details and save a screenshot of your successful fee credit to SUSS-IAL.


Apply here

Attach Step 2 & 3 payment screenshots in the online application form for Skills Advisory Chat.

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) and proceed to make payment for the Skills Assessment.

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

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 for AEP the amount of $133.75* < $125 Skills Assessment Fee +  7% GST> 
    E.g. “Tan Ah Kow – Skills Assessment” for the amount of $133.75 ($125 skills assessment fee + 7% GST)  
  • Record the transaction details and save a screenshot of your successful fee credit to SUSS-IAL
*Enjoy a promotional rate of 50% for Skills badges from now until 31 March 2022! 
Pay only $133.75 per Skill Badge instead of $267.50 NOW!


Apply here

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)
  • AAE Remarks: <Your Full Name as per NRIC> - Skills Badges for AEP the amount of $535* ($500 Skills Badge for AEP Fee + 7% GST) 
    E.g. “Tan Ah Kow – Skills Badges for AAE” for the amount of $401.25 ($375 Skills Badges for AAE Fee + 7% GST)
  • SAE Remarks: <Your Full Name as per NRIC> - Skills Badges for AEP the amount of $802.50* ($750 Skills Badge for AEP Fee + 7% GST) 
    E.g. “Tan Ah Kow – Skills Badges for SAE” for the amount of $668.75 ($625 Skills Badge for SAE Fee + 7% GST)
  • Record the transaction details and save a screenshot of your successful fee credit to SUSS-IAL.
*Enjoy a promotional rate of 50% for Skills badges from now until 31 March 2022! 
Pay only $133.75 per Skill Badge instead of $267.50 NOW!

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.