1. What are the differences between ACLP and ACLP 2.0?
- Three key modules from the current ACLP, namely M1 (Facilitation), M2 (Skills Framework), and E1 (Assessment) will be integrated into one module to provide learners with a more coherent and synchronous learning experience.
- M5 (Design) of the current ACLP will be replaced by "Learner Profile Analysis", and will be integrated with the current ACLP's M3.
- ACLP 2.0 will cover all the elements, Knowledge, and Abilities (Ks and As) within the Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) and enable learners to gain and deepen their skillsets in the area of classroom faciliation, tech-enabled learning and workplace learning. Despite the shortened course duration, ACLP 2.0 has been revised with the intention of making learning a process, and not a destination. Upon completion of the programme, learners are encouraged to continuously upskill themselves with available Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses to embark on their lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep learning journey.
Please see below for a comparison of the ACLP and ACLP 2.0 programmes:
2. Will the shorter duration of ACLP 2.0 compromise on my learning and the acquired competencies?
There is no positive correlation between the programme duration and learning efficacy. The shorter duration to complete ACLP 2.0 is made possible due to the enhanced course structure and integration of TSCs. While the Knowledge and Abilities (Ks and As) are mostly the same between ACLP and ACLP 2.0, the learning content of ACLP 2.0 will focus on only the essentials.
Learners can further and deepen their skills in classroom facilitation, tech-enabled learning, and workplace learning through Continuing Professional Development courses (CPDs) offered by IAL.
- Home assignments will be replaced with in-class activities, peer learning, group discussions, and practices, where facilitators can provide instantaneous feedback to learners.
- Out-of-class assignments will be minimised to help adult learners manage their work-life-study balance. There will be protected time for learners to start or complete their assignments and, more importantly, the provision of instant feedback by facilitators.
- Repetitive assessment criteria are streamlined with the modules’ integration, resulting in fewer assessments and time. However, the rigour of the assessments will be maintained.
3. What are the key differences between ACTA, ACLP and ACLP 2.0 besides the course duration?
- ACTA was launched with the aim of equipping learners with the competencies to perform the role of trainers and assessors of WSQ-accredited programmes.
- ACLP included new components such as learning solutions, technology-enabled, and workplace learning facilitation besides classroom training and assessment.
- ACLP 2.0 provides learners with the option to acquire the essentials of classroom facilitation, tech-enabled learning and workplace learning delivery, and assessment in a shorter time (i.e. 3 months excluding PHs) instead of 6-9 months. Learners will learn what they need and tap on their motivation for skills-deepening to hone their proficiency through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses instead.
4. Is my ACTA/ACLP qualification still valid?
There is no expiration on WSQ certificates; hence, your ACTA and ACLP will still be recognised and valid. However, we strongly recommend that you pursue additional competencies through Continuing Professional Development courses (CPDs) to remain relevant and be future-ready.
5. What are the entry requirements for the programme? Are they still the same as the previous ACLP programme?
The entry requirements for the ACLP 2.0 programme remains unchanged. Applicants should possess the following:
- Have good English proficiency (English language at GCE 'O' Level of C6 and above, or WSQ Workplace Literacy skills of Level 6 and above). Please refer to the table below table for acceptable alternatives:
- 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.
6. How long is the duration of the course?
3-months (excluding PHs).
7. Can I switch from ACLP to ACLP 2.0?
- If your ACLP class has already started, no change will be allowed. Learners who started or partially completed some modules in the ACLP should continue with it to complete the qualification.
- If your ACLP has not started, you may request to change to ACLP 2.0. However, this would involve:
(1) a withdrawal from the ACLP (Refer to withdrawal policy), and
(2) a re-enrolment in the ACLP 2.0 (Application fee applies).
8. Are there any exemptions for ACLP 2.0?
There are no credit exemptions for ACLP 2.0.
9. Are the modules in ACLP 2.0 offered as individual modularised learning pathways?
ACLP 2.0 is not offered via the modularised learning pathway due to the short duration.
10. Am I eligible for funding?
Applicants who are:
- Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents will be eligible for SkillsFuture Funding;
- Self-sponsored applicants who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents can utilise their SkillsFuture Credits to offset the programme fees.
- Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above will be eligible for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) of up to 90% of course fees. Refer here for more information: https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy
*To be eligible for the above funding, you must achieve at least 75% attendance, and successfully attain a ‘Competent’ (C) for the final assessment result.