WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP)

Diploma

Qualification

220 hours over 14 Months

Duration

Advisory and Updates on COVID-19: Your safety is important to us. With the exception of selected DDDLP modules where selected skills-based segments will be conducted face-to-face, all other lessons, coaching and assessment sessions scheduled from now till further notice will continue to be held online. For more details, click here. 

 

Programme Overview

 

The new Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP) is a programme that aims to develop creative and analytical blended learning designers by providing the foundation for curriculum development and instructional design. Learners will learn to conduct learning needs analysis, design blended curriculum, develop learning resources and assessments while actively practising self-reflection for constant self-improvement. They will experience blended learning first-hand and have opportunities for authentic application of knowledge and skills through an Applied Practice Project (APP) with their Project Host Organisation (PHO).

The new WSQ DDDLP programme is aligned to the recently launched Skills Framework for Training and Adult Education (SFw TAE) and has replaced the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE)^

Upon completion of the WSQ DDDLP programme, you will be issued with a WSQ Diploma from SkillsFuture Singapore which you can obtain through MySkillsFuture Portal.

 

If you have attained the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE), you will continue to be recognised as meeting SkillsFuture Singapore's Adult Education qualifications requirements for Curriculum Developers of SSG-Funded certifiable WSQ courses.


 

Learning Outcomes

 

Graduates will acquire essential skills to

  • Conduct learning and performance needs analysis with intended learners and/or other key stakeholders
  • Design user-centred blended curriculum to meet authentic learning and performance needs and promote learning-to-learn capabilities
  • Design and develop user-centred learning resources to promote learning within and across learning modes
  • Design and develop assessments to promote learning and measure attainment of learning outcomes
  • Apply reflective practice in pursuit of professional mastery

 

 

Who Should Attend

 

Training and Adult Education professionals with keen interest in curriculum and instructional design and courseware development.

 

SkillsFuture Singapore requires curriculum developers of SSG-Funded certifiable WSQ courses to attain WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP) or WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). For more information, click here.

 

Modules

 

The WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP) programme consists of 7 modules:
 

Apply Reflective Practice for Professional Mastery

Module code: LP1

14 hours over 5 weeks


Apply reflective practice as a means of enhancing your lifelong professional development by charting own mission plans and setting professional learning goals. Practise and reinforce reflective practice through subsequent modules.

   
   

Perform Learning and Performance Needs Analysis

Module code: LP2

41 hours over 9 weeks


Apply the steps required to undertake a learning and performance needs analysis to identify an organisation's learning needs and propose a blended learning solution where applicable.

   
   

Design Blended Curriculum and Instruction

Module code: LP3

67 hours over 12 weeks


Apply relevant curriculum models and instructional design principles to design an effective blended curriculum and learning plans that are aligned to the organisation's learning needs.

   
   

Develop Learning Resources for Classroom Facilitation

Module code: LP4

28 hours over 9 weeks


Apply instructional strategies to develop user-centred acitivities and learning resources that are aligned to a sound curriculum design. This module focuses on classroom facilitation, including online facilitation.

   
   

Develop Learning Resources for e-Learning

Module code: LP5

34 hours over 10 weeks


Apply e-learning methodology to develop user-centred activities and learning resources that are aligned to a sound curriculum design, specifically e-learning. You are required to do storyboarding and design a short e-learning segment for asynchronous self-paced learning.
   
   

Develop Learning Resources for Workplace Learning

Module code: LP6


Facilitate Workplace Learning (Module 4) of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) is a pre-requisite module for exemption of LP6. Apply knowledge and skills learnt in Module 4 to design workplace learning plan and tasks and develop resources for workplace learning and coaching as part of the Applied Practice Project^

   
   

Design Assesment to Promote and Evaluate Learning

Module code: LP7

36 hours over 8 weeks


Apply concepts like principles of assessment and rules of evidence to design relevant and effective assessment methods and tools to evaluate and promote learning.
   
   


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For the Applied Practice Project (APP), learners will apply knowledge and skills learnt in Modules 2 to 7 to: 

  • Conduct a performance and learning needs analysis to identify training gaps for staff in an organisation
  • Design a blended learning curriculum to address the identified training needs
  • Design a blended learning plan comprising 3 learning modes: classroom learning, online learning and workplace learning
  • Develop learning resources for implementation of the learning solution (i.e. training materials)
  • Design an assessment plan to evaluate and promote learning outcomes 

For an overview of the Applied Practice Project (APP), do refer to the APP Guide here.

 

 

Download Programme Brochure

 

 

Credit Exemption

 

At the Institute for Adult Learning, we recognise comparable qualifications 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.

Please refer to the Credit Exemption Table here for more information.  

 

 

Entry Requirements

 

Prerequisites
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (or equivalent)

OR

WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and
Facilitate Workplace Learning (Module 4) of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) 

  • Project Host Organisation^ for the Applied Practice Project

 

Skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English with at least a B4 for English language at GCE 'O' Level or Level 7 and above in Workplace Literacy of Employability Skills Workforce Skills Qualification
  • Good IT skills including using web browsers to search for relevant and reliable information, using word processing and presentation software for report writing and presentation, etc
  • Good research skills including planning and scheduling, collecting relevant and reliable data from different sources, analysing collected data, conducting interviews, etc and
  • Possess strong analytical skills



Requirements for Project Host Organisation (PHO)

  • The PHO should be of a sizeable scale to accommodate the Applied Practice Project
  • The PHO must allow you to conduct a training needs analysis, and then use the training recommendations arising from the analysis to design and develop curriculum, courseware and assessment.

 

Fees and Funding

 


Full Programme Fee


S$ 9,951.00 w GST

S$ 9,300.00 w/o GST
 


Nett Fee
after SkillsFuture Funding^

(for Singapore Citizens and
Permanent Residents)
 


S$ 2,985.30 w GST

S$ 2,790.00 w/o GST
 


Nett Fee
after SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy^

(for Singapore Citizens aged
40 years old and above)
 


S$ 1,125.30 w GST

S$ 930.00 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 companies with a contract with IAL, full payment of the course fees shall be made to IAL within the 30 days credit term from the date of invoice.
  • For more information on MCES, click here


 

SkillsFuture Credit
  

(1) Only self-sponsored applicant can use SkillsFuture Credit.

(2) 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. 

(3) 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. 

(4) For more information on SkillsFuture Credit, click here.

 

 

How to Apply

 

Documents required
 

The following documents are to be submitted together with the application. 

  • Completed Letter of Consent by the Project Host Organisation (PHO). The letter has to be signed by both you and the PHO representative.
  • Documentary evidence of minimum Grade B4 in GCE ‘O’ Level English or Level 7 literacy skills in the Employability Skills WSQ framework.
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (or equivalent) OR WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and Facilitate Workplace Learning (Module 4) of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP).

 

Application process

 

(1) Select 'SCHEDULE / APPLY' button to view available schedules for WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP).

(2) From the Programme Schedule page, select 'APPLY' button to proceed with application.

(3) You will be required to login to MyIAL. If you are new to MyIAL, register for a new account.

  • 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.

 

Self-sponsored Applicant:

Please make payment at the end of your online application or by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) to confirm your application to the programme. If payment is not received by the stated time, your application will be automatically cancelled.

Company-sponsored Applicant:

This is only applicable for companies with a contract with IAL. IAL will send an invoice to your company after the online application has been completed. 
 

 

 

Programme Preview

 

Programme preview provides the opportunity for you to gain a better understanding of the WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance (DDDLP), 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, click here.)

The next programme preview is scheduled on Wed, 2 Jun 2021, 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Please download the preview slides here

 

Register for Preview

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 


About the Programme

There is no need to take up DDDLP (1st Version). DACE (1st version) and DACE (2nd version) qualification holders are recognised as WSQ Curriculum Developers under the Qualifications Requirements for WSQ Adult Educators.

No, enrolment into the DDDLP programme is not automatic.

As the assumed skills and knowledge required for the programme are pitched at a fairly high level, it will be necessary to ascertain if you possess the appropriate level of competency to complete the DACE programme.

Advisory services to guide applicants on the necessary enrolment process are available.

You are expected to attend all the scheduled classroom training, complete all assignments and fulfil all assessment requirements including the Practicum. It is important to be PUNCTUAL in class attendance as well as submission of assignments.

You are also required to carry out your own research and self-study outside of training hours. As the programme adopts a Flipped Classroom approach, you are expected to complete all pre-reading and homework before coming to class to fully benefit from your learning experience.

To help you apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the modules, you are required to collaborate with a Project Host Organisation (PHO) in completing the following:

  • Conduct a performance and learning needs analysis to identify training gaps for staff of the PHO
  • Design a blended learning curriculum to address the identified training needs
  • Design a blended learning plan comprising 3 learning modes: classroom learning, online learning and workplace learning
  • Develop learning resources for implementation of the learning solution (i.e. training materials
  • Design an assessment plan to evaluate and promote learning outcomes

The PHO can be any business organisation. As long as the PHO allows you to find out if there are training gaps among their staff, they will be suitable.

You will be required to secure your own PHO to facilitate your APP. During the course of the APP, IAL will provide a supervisor to monitor and assess your performance in the host organisation.

You are also to complete and get your PHO to sign a Letter of Consent before applying for the course.

Please refer to the Applied Practice Guide for more information.

You are strongly discouraged from changing Project Host Organisation mid-way during project as this would have an impact on your formative assessments in the respective modules as well as the composite assessment in DDDLP.

In the event where there is a need to change PHO, please inform your IAL supervisor and IAL (email askIAL@ial.edu.sg) immediately and provide the reason for the change. If the PHO contract has been signed, you will need to officially inform your PHO that you will no longer continue your Applied Practice Project with them. Please email your correspondence with your PHO to IAL for record to dissolve the PHO contract.

IAL adopts a stacking approach in our WSQ programmes to encourage continual upgrading of professional development. Completing the WSQ Advance Certificate programme, i.e. ACLP gives you an opportunity to upgrade to a WSQ Diploma programme, i.e. DDDLP later.

 

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.