WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP)

Advanced Certificate


129.5 hours over 9 months



Advisory and Updates on COVID-19: Your safety is important to us. From Monday, 27 September 2021, all scheduled training, assessment and coaching sessions will be conducted fully online, until further notice. 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.


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 (5 Core and 1 Elective). 

Facilitate Learning Experiences for Adult Learners

Core 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

Core 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

Core 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

Core 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

Core Module | Code: M5

25 hours over 4 to 6 weeks

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

Select one elective module


Interpret WSQ and Assess Competence

Elective 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.




Assess Workplace Learning

Elective Module | Code: E2

16.5 hours over 5 weeks

Learn how to design and implement workplace learning assessments and provide feedback to your learners.


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 Frameworks for Professional Growth.


Download Programme Brochure



Entry Requirements


Skills and Knowledge
  • Have good English proficiency (English language at GCE ‘O’ Level of C6 and above, or WSQ Workplace Literacy skills of Level 6 and above)
  • 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



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 eligble 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: We are currently upgrading our Enhanced RPL processes to integrate with our new One-Stop Skills Credentialing (OSSC) platform which will be launched on 1st October 2021. Hence, the complimentary RPL Advisory Chat will cease from 31st August 2021, 6pm onwards.

You may submit your RPL application to our new OSSC platform from 1st October 2021 onwards.


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, 2 Nov 2021, 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

Yes, you may choose another cohort which best suits your availability. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$53.50 (inclusive of GST) applies for the change request.

You may reschedule your assessment via MyIAL at least 5 calendar days prior to assessment. The rescheduled assessment should be taken within 4 weeks from the original assessment date and upon IAL’s approval, the new assessment date will be final.

You would need to pay a non-refundable administrative fee of S$53.50 (inclusive of GST) for the request.

Please note a maximum of 3 rescheduling requests for training or assessment are allowed within the candidature period per programme.

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. If you have downloaded the MySkillsFuture mobile app (from Apple App Store and Google Play), you will receive a notification when your e-Certificate (e-Cert) is ready for viewing/download.

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.