Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning & Teaching

Academy for continuing education, Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning & Teaching (SDALT)

About the Course

The Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching is a qualification awarded by Republic Polytechnic, supported by the Council for Private Education. It aims to support teaching professionals in the private education industry to:

  • Improve their design and delivery of lessons
  • Improve their assessment of students’ performance
  • Achieve recognition as a qualified private educator
  • Aid their institution in the EduTrust certification scheme

What is so unique about this programme?

This programme aims to support teaching professionals in designing and delivering effective curriculum. It aims to support teaching professionals in the private education industry to aid their institution in the EduTrust certification scheme. Participants will get individualised guidance by expert and experienced trainers throughout the programme.

Target Audience

Existing trainers and educators in the education industry looking to:

  • Improve their practice
  • Keep abreast of educational developments and innovations

How often do I need to attend the course?

Lessons will be held at RP ACE@Paya Lebar. 

Course commences in October.

Number of Lessons Duration
Two weekday lessons (E-Learning) and one *Saturday lesson (Face-to-Face) 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday
*Saturday Lesson may be conducted online depending on Covid-19 situation.

Participants will be awarded the Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) upon successful completion of each certificate programme. The Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching will be issued upon meeting 50% of attendance requirement and passing the assessment criteria of both PDCs.

Certification (120 hours) Modules (30 hours)
Teaching Practices
  1. Principles of Learning
  2. Effective Communication for Teaching and Learning
  3. Learner-Centered Teaching
  4. Teaching with Technology
Curriculum Design and Assessment
  1. Curriculum - Design and Evaluation
  2. Instructional Design
  3. Principles of Assessment and Test Design
  4. Conduct and Review of Assessment

This includes self-learning hours in the form of e-learning, assessments, case study analysis and revision required by the module. 

*Completion of the Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching will not provide accreditation for applicants who wish to become MOE Education Officers.

Module Synopses


1. Post-Diploma Certificate in Teaching Practices 

Principles of Learning

This module examines how people learn; understanding obstacles to learning and how this understanding can be applied in developing frameworks and designing environments that promote learning.

Effective Communication for Teaching and Learning

This module supports participants in communicating effectively with students so that students benefit from their sharing.

Learner-Centered Teaching

This module supports participants in conducting meaningful small group teaching; such as managing discussions and creating a conducive environment for learning.

Teaching with technology

This module supports participants in the use of technology for teaching and learning; such as designing an online learning activity and knowing the various types of online instructional tools.
 
2. Post Diploma Certificate in Curriculum Design and Assessment 

Curriculum Design and Evaluation

This module examines the principles and approaches of curriculum design. Participants will examine their own understanding of knowledge and instruction to develop a curriculum framework and learning objectives.

Instructional Design

This module examines the planning and design of instruction. Participants will examine what Instructional Design is, why is it needed, and what influences it.

Principles of Assessment and Test Design

This module examines the principles underpinning assessment and test design. It aims to support educators in implementing assessment processes, practices, and modes that are based on sound assessment principles, and aligned to the learning outcomes and standards.

Conduct and Review of Assessment

In this module, participants will learn how to benchmark and ensure fairness of the conduct of assessment. They will be exposed to analysing scores/grades, performance banding, and analysis of test questions.

Credit Exemption

Participants who have completed the Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching qualification may be granted credits exemption of up to one year of course work towards completion to the following Masters programmes:

  1. University of Adelaide - Master of Education
  2. Monash University - Master of Education, Master of TESOL, and Master of Counselling.
Commencement Date Duration Venue
October 240 hours, ~1 year Lifelong Learning Institute, Paya Lebar

Post-Diploma Certificates in Teaching Practices and Curriculum Design and Assessment INTAKE 17 Schedule
Applicants should possess at least a local diploma qualification or equivalent from recognised institutions. 

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Singapore Citizen

Fee Subsidy Eligibility Post-Diploma Certificate 1 (PDC1) Net Fee  Post-Diploma Certificate 2 (PDC2) Net Fee   Course Net Fee
SME-sponsored $ 291.72 
$ 291.72 
$ 583.44
40 years & above $ 282.48 $ 282.48   $ 564.96
below 40 years old $ 423.72  $ 423.72   $ 847.44

Singapore Permanent Resident

Fee Subsidy Eligibility Post-Diploma Certificate 1 (PDC1) Net Fee  Post-Diploma Certificate 2 (PDC2) Net Fee    Course Net Fee
Self-sponsored $ 1,117.08  $ 1,129.92  $ 2,247.00
SME-sponsored $ 291.72  $ 291.72  $ 583.44

Non Singapore Citizen/ Permanent Resident

Post-Diploma Certificate 1 (PDC1) Net Fee  Post-Diploma Certificate 2 (PDC2) Net Fee     Course Net Fee
$ 2,799.12  $ 2,837.64   $ 5,636.76

*Note:

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing.

 

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If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice.  The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.