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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.
Graduates will acquire essential skills to
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.
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
Perform Learning and Performance Needs Analysis
Module code: LP2
41 hours over 9 weeks
Design Blended Curriculum and Instruction
Module code: LP3
67 hours over 12 weeks
Develop Learning Resources for Classroom Facilitation
Module code: LP4
28 hours over 9 weeks
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
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.
^ For the Applied Practice Project (APP), learners will apply knowledge and skills learnt in Modules 2 to 7 to:
For an overview of the Applied Practice Project (APP), do refer to the APP Guide here.
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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.
WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and
^ Requirements for Project Host Organisation (PHO)
S$ 9,300.00 w/o GST
(for Singapore Citizens and
S$ 2,790.00 w/o GST
(for Singapore Citizens aged
S$ 930.00 w/o GST
^ SkillsFuture Funding and SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(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.
The following documents are to be submitted together with the application.
(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.
Select 'Applicant/Learner' as User Role.
Select 'Corporate' as User Role.
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.
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 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, 6 Oct 2021, 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Please download the preview slides here.
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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:
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.
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:
Foreign trainees could follow the steps below:
You may also view the user guide here.