CPD Programmes

Mentorship Opportunities under the Adult Education (AE) Mentorship Plus (Part 1)

Primers Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$16.05 w/GST

AEN Member

Singaporean/PR: S$48.15 | Others: S$160.50 w/GST

Non-AEN Member

William Thien (Mr)


6:30pm – 8:30pm


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.


What is this programme about?


Launched in January 2017, as an IAL initiative to help Training & Adult Education (TAE) practitioners (who have completed ACTA/ACLP) gain authentic practice experience through working alongside with AE Mentors, who are established TAE professionals operating TAE related businesses. The AE Mentorship programme has been a popular pathway for the community to accumulate valuable practice experience much needed for better career prospects in the TAE sector.

To date, 99% of those who have undergone the AE Mentorship programme have positive reviews on the learning acquired through the mentorship experience. Beyond this, some outstanding ones have even managed to secure freelance employment with some AE Mentors.

As an ongoing commitment from IAL and our AE Mentors towards enhancing the quality of a Mentee’s learning under the mentorship experience, the AE Mentorship Plus (an upgrade from the current version) will be launched in the second quarter of 2021. Besides a more structured and focused learning experience, Mentees can look forward to a guaranteed allowance which helps defray costs of learning during the mentorship journey.

In this session, IAL’s AE Mentor, Mr William Thien, will be sharing details on four specific job assignments under the AE Mentorship Plus as follow:

Job Assignment Opportunity 1 – Course Quality Management


To submit renewal and new courses applications to SSG for grant status approval.  In the process of the preparation and submission, the mentee will need to learn about submission criteria, work with the relevant stakeholders to fulfil content and delivery requirements, produce a submission write up and correspond with the SSG officers for any clarifications. 

KSA Requirements:

The mentee will need to be good in writing skills, have good communication skills to liaise with various stakeholders, meticulous and adaptive for alignment work.

Job Assignment Opportunity 2 – eLearning Development


To create the artefacts for blended learning by curating byte-size videos and develop brief content that is aligned to the learning objectives. 

KSA Requirements:

The mentee needs to have essential knowledge of curriculum development principles and processes.  He/She should be able to create basic learning activities surrounding a learning topic.

Job Assignment Opportunity 3 – Curriculum Development


To support in the curriculum development of writing skills courses.  The mentee is expected to carry out extensive research to fulfil the content requirements. 

KSA Requirements:

He/ She should have strong English language skills, with good knowledge in curriculum development principles and processes.  Candidates who have English language teaching experience preferred.  

Job Assignment Opportunity 4 – Competency Framework Development


To support in consultancy projects in job redesign and competency framework development. In the process, the mentee may support in some of these tasks, including to conduct job analysis, identify redesign opportunities, document the revised job scope, develop competency framework, depending on which stage the project is at the time. 

KSA Requirements:

The mentee is required to be detailed-oriented, possess good writing and documentation skills, as well as an ability to engage different stakeholders within the client organisation.

Over and above the KSA requirements listed under each of the four assignment opportunities, an individual will have to meet the following criteria to access these four assignment opportunities via the AE Mentorship Plus:

  • Must be Singapore Citizen/PR
  • Completed ACTA/ACLP
  • Can be existing AEP (AAE level only)
  • Have a valid AEN membership
  • Must submit mentoring log and work sample directly to IAL at the end of mentorship for IAL to disburse honorarium to AE Mentor

William will be happy to offer Mentees more job opportunities in the longer run if he or she performs well in a mentorship cycle under him. Join us at this session for more details on the four AEM Plus Job assignments!


What does it cover?


By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the mentorship model of IAL’s AE Mentorship Plus programme
  • Understand the participation criteria, completion requirements and allowance provided (terms and conditions apply) under the AE Mentorship Plus
  • Understand more about the job assignments offered, performance expectations and deliverables 


Who is it suitable for?


  • Adult Education: comprises job functions in the activities of learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business performance
  • Learning Management: comprises job functions in the management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes and driving business development
  • Individuals in Training and Adult Education (TAE) who have completed ACTA/ACLP and looking for practical guidance to further their professional development in the TAE space


Fees & Funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Singaporean/PR Others

Total Primers Programme fee
*Effective 1 January 2021




To register for AEN membership, please click here.

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

Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment  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 availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.


About the speaker

William Thien (Mr)

Principal Consultant | EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd
Specialist Adult Educator – Curriculum Development | Institute for Adult Learning

William Thien (Mr) specialises in HR Performance Management, Process Improvement, and Workplace Learning

William Thien has worked in the Shipbuilding, Engineering and the Hotel industries. He is a pre-qualified consultant with SPRING Singapore. His consulting services include strategic planning, recruitment, compensation, performance management and appraisal system, learning and development, talent and career management, employee handbook development.

William is a key author for “The Hands On Guide-HR Manager, Singapore” by CCH Asia Pte Ltd since 1999. He also co-authored the Singapore chapters of “Employment Law Asia.” He has been an editorial advisor of the People Strategies.

William holds a Bachelor of Science (Econs) (Hons) in Management Studies, a Master of Arts in Instructional Design & Technology, and a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management. He is a certified Practicing Management Consultant, certified Productivity Consultant and Specialist Adult Educator.