Certificate

Blending Learning with Work and Technology (BLWT)

Programme Fees:

S$ 417.30 w/GST

Singaporean

S$ 417.30 w/GST

Permanent Resident

S$ 1,391.00 w/GST

Others

Certificate

Qualification

2 Months

Duration

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

Industry trends indicate the need for more Learning & Development (L&D) professionals to incorporate blended learning into programme design. Blended learning, in the Continuing Education and Training context, consists of modalities such as classroom-based, workplace-based and technology-enabled learning. Additionally, the Education [Training and Adult Education (TAE)] Industry Transformation Map emphasises the need for the TAE industry to leverage on these varied modes of learning for greater effectiveness.

A successful blended learning programme stems not merely from the identification of workplace challenges and curriculum design, but also takes business considerations into account. These factors may range from stakeholder buy-in, infrastructure, to resourcing and learner support.

The Blending Learning with Work and Technology (BLWT) programme aims to equip professionals with the necessary skills to design blended learning elements into their programmes whilst addressing real business concerns. It also ensures that delivery of relevant learning and training needs for staff at the workplace are met.

 

Programme Features

 

Strong business-centric focus

The BLWT programme focuses on real-world business considerations for implementation within an actual workplace environment.

 

Emphasis on established methods

The IAL Blended Learning Guide is used as the reference for this programme. The guide focuses on designing learning around the various modes of classroom-based, workplace-based, work-based and technology-enabled learning. It provides concrete frameworks, tools and resources to help enterprises, training providers, curriculum and instructional designers embark on designing and implementing blended learning, to prepare and develop the workforce.

 

Building beyond a certificate

Graduates of this programme will be able to earn credits towards upcoming Specialist Diplomas in Tech-enabled Learning and Workplace Learning, to be offered by IAL.

 

Learning Outcomes



Graduates of the BLWT programme will be able to:

  • Analyse current training practices at the workplace, suggest improvements, and incorporate blended learning to improve business outcomes.
  • Scope learning requirements for a possible scenario occurring at the workplace, while taking into account business considerations for implementation.
  • Identify and recommend targeted learning strategies to cater for different modes of learning, learner profiles and workplace considerations.

 

Who Should Attend



This programme is targeted at professionals who are looking to incorporate blended learning into a programme or an organisation.

Adult educators, training management professionals, learning & development professionals, and educational technologists who are looking to pursue and implement blended learning will stand to benefit from this programme.

 

Programme Coverage

 

The BLWT programme is delivered over approximately 2 months, and covers a mix of face-to-face classroom and online training sessions. The programme will involve the use of various e-learning tools as well.

 

BLWT1: Types of Blended Learning

This module introduces participants to the four types of learning, as defined in the IAL Blended Learning Guide. The module introduces participants to the SkillsFuture movement, and takes them through the learning process as it occurs in various environments. Through classroom discussions, participants are then introduced to learning strategies that can be customised and implemented in different workplace scenarios. Participants will also be able to appreciate, from a business standpoint, the benefits that blended learning can bring to a programme and/or organisation.

 

BLWT2: Business Considerations for Blended Learning

This module introduces the necessary conditions for workplace-based learning designs to be successful. In particular, the following 4 key stages will be elaborated on:

  1. Integration (Scoping and Design)
  2. Access (Implementation)
  3. Valuing (Maintenance)
  4. Flexibility (Adaptation)

Participants will use appropriate workplace scenarios, from which they will scope learning requirements and apply design schemas to enhance the quality of training at the workplace.

 

BLWT3: Blended Learning Design & Development for Business

In this module, participants are challenged to consider various scenarios which will define the type of learning programme required for design and delivery. Tied closely to business objectives, participants will be required to define learning outcomes that befit specific workplace scenarios. A thorough analysis of workplace dynamics will be conducted to inform recommendation of appropriate assessment methods and models. Participants will also be required to understand the profile of the learners at the workplace and make corresponding programme adjustments to improve compatibility and integration with learners’ characteristics.

 

BLWT4: Blended Learning Solutions for Business

In this module, participants are introduced to various learning environments, specifically the classroom and various workplace arrangements. Participants will select appropriate instructional methods best suited for a workplace scenario. Through the use of scenarios and case studies, participants will be required to identify and recommend the use of technology-enabled tools to provide learning support, whilst meeting business objectives at the same time.

 

Practicum Component

Participants will be required to design a blended learning course based on a workplace scenario, deliver a presentation, and discuss his/her coursework with the programme facilitator. This project is intended to give participants the opportunity to apply what they have learnt into an actual scenario set in a business context.

Training and Assessment Hours

Module Training (Hours) Face-to-face Assessment (Hours)

BLWT1:

Types of Blended Learning

7 (classroom)

1 (online)

-

BLWT2:

Business Considerations for Blended Learning

7 (classroom)

1 (online)

-

BLWT3:

Blended Learning Design & Development for Business

7 (classroom)

1 (online)

-

BLWT4:

Blended Learning Solutions for Business

7 (classroom)

4 (online)

-

Practicum Component

-

0.5

TOTAL

35

0.5

 

Entry Requirements

 

Applicants to this programme must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have completed the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) programme
  2. Have good English proficiency (English language at GCE ‘O’ Level of C6 and above, or WSQ Workplace Literacy skills of Level 6 and above)
  3. Documentary evidence to show employment status and training engagement by training organisation/provider (e.g. e-mail correspondence, testimonial, training assignments contract)
  4. Secured a Practicum Host Organisation (PHO)1. Download PHO form

Individuals who are recognised under the Adult Education Professionalisation initiative will be exempted from the screening process.

 

It is a requirement for BLWT candidates to secure an organisation that is agreeable to function as a host for the undertaking of the practicum.

 

Fees and Funding

Full Programme Fee Singaporeans / Permanent Residents

S$ 1,391.00

(Before subsidy)

S$ 417.30

(After 70% subsidy)

The programme fee is inclusive of prevailing GST and subject to changes.

Additional funding assistance, if applicable - 

  1. Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above will receive up to 90% subsidy of the full programme fees under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy.
  2. Eligible individuals may apply for funding assistance through the Workfare Training Support Scheme.
  3. Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes’ fees for self-sponsored registrations only.

 

Application Procedure

 

For Self-Sponsored Registrations

  • All applications must be made online via IAL website.
  • You will be prompted for course payment at the end of the registration process.

 

For Company-Sponsored Registrations

All organisation representatives will be required to register on behalf of the applicant via CorpPass. Please click here for more information on CorpPass.

Please provide the following documents in zipped format, with maximum file size not more than 10MB, for uploading during registration:

  1. Copy of NRIC (in colour, front & back)
  2. Self-declaration of ACTA certificate or an equivalent qualification certificate
  3. Documentary evidence of Level 6 literacy skills in the WSQ Employability Skills System, or minimum Grade C6 in GCE ‘O’ Level English
  4. Documentary evidence to show employment status and training engagement by training organisation/provider. This can include e-mail correspondence, testimonial, training assignments contract, etc.
NOTE: For applicants who have attained AEP, they will be exempted from submitting the above documents No. 2 to 4.