The Specialist Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring for Workplace Learning is a qualification jointly awarded by Republic Polytechnic and Nanyang Polytechnic.
It aims to address the needs of skilled professional people developer across all industry sectors by building strong workplace learning capability to drive staff competency and performance, achieve productivity and retain talent to be agile, nimble, and responsive to the transformation brought about by Industry 4.0.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:
• Apply effective learning concepts/models in designing, delivering and assessing learning to enable a learning organization
• Guide and support learners for professional and personal development through effective coaching and mentoring approaches
• Be a reflective practitioner by examining learning experiences, actions and practice based on learning outcomes for continuous improvement
What is so unique about this programme?
In this programme, participants will enhance their people development competency through application of the knowledge and skills in the context of project implementation, of learning design for transforming mind-sets in the workplace environment through coaching and mentoring. Participants engage in self-directed learning approaches, and draw on authentic learning experience in the workplace, to devise effective Learning and Development (L&D) solutions with consultations from educational and industry professionals.
Workplace learning practitioners in all industry sectors who are passionate to be a people developer and wish to deepen their learning and development (L&D) competence through a transformative learning paradigm.
How often do I need to attend the course?
For PDC 1: Post Diploma Certificate in Workplace Learning for Continuous
Lessons will be held at RP ACE@Paya Lebar
Start Date: 10 October 2020
| Number of Lessons
|e-Learning lesson: three 1-hour lessons per week
Face-to-Face (F2F) lesson: 7 days of F2F lessons per semester (Oct 2020 - Feb 2021) for all 3 modules which include 5 Saturday’s lessons and 2 weekday learning journey
|Refer to Course Schedule
*Face-to-Face sessions 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.
|Certification (120 hours)
|Workplace Learning for Continuous Development (Republic Polytechnic)
- Promoting Active Learning through Technology (30 hours)
- Facilitating Skills Development through Workplace Learning (45 hours)
- Effecting Continuous Learning Environment (45 hours)
|Skills Development through Coaching and Mentoring (Nanyang Polytechnic)
- Shaping Professionalism through On-the-Job Training (30 hours)
- Employing Skills Gap Analysis in Workplace (45 hours)
- Enhancing Workplace Learning with Coaching and Mentoring (45 hours)
The programme includes self-paced learning hours in the form of e-learning (asynchronous), communities of practice (CoP) sessions, learning journey, and work based projects.
1. Post-Diploma Certificate in Workplace Learning for Continuous Development (Republic Polytechnic)
2. Post Diploma Certificate in Skills Development through Coaching and Mentoring (Nanyang Polytechnic)
Promoting Active Learning through Technology (30 hours)
This module provides opportunities for workplace coaches and mentors to explore and experience various emerging learning technologies, which they can leverage on to create just-in-time learning as well as promote active and self-directed learning.
Facilitating Skills Development through Workplace Learning (45 hours)
This module unpacks the ‘Method’ dimension in the Cognitive Apprentice (CA) framework to enable workplace coaches and mentors to describe and apply the ‘Ways to promote the development of expertise’ for the novice employee. This development of a novice to become an expert, requires and to shift their habit of mind through coaching and mentoring. These ‘Ways’ or facilitation methods include modelling, coaching, scaffolding, articulation, reflection and exploration.
Effecting Continuous Learning Environment (45 hours)
This module introduces workplace practitioners to continuous learning design and its implementation in the workplace. The continuous learning design leverages on the Cognitive Apprenticeship (CA) framework to enhance the learning experience.
Shaping Professionalism through On-the-Job Training (30 hours)
This module focuses on applying the principles of performance assessment at the workplace to shape professional conduct and workplace practices. The application focuses on the assessment demands, which workplace-learning practitioners commonly face. Workplace coaches and mentors will have the opportunity to explore the benefits and challenges of using tools such as checklists, rating scales and rubrics.
Employing Skills Gap Analysis in Workplace (45 hours)
This module introduces various aspects of skills gap analysis, which workplace coaches and mentors use to identify organisational learning needs. The value of using learning analytics is in its ability to offer insights for building internal and external organisational growth plans for the future.
Enhancing Workplace Learning with Coaching and Mentoring (45 hours)
This module will introduce a well-structured coaching and mentoring framework for long-term developmental process. It will equip workplace practitioners with effective coaching and mentoring skills. The module will help them harness emotional intelligence to guide workplace learners to move from initially engaging in task-oriented learning activities to one of becoming constructive and engaged employees.
Applicants should possess a relevant local polytechnic diploma or degree in any discipline.
If you do not meet the entry requirements, you may be considered for admission to the course based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For shortlisted applicants, you may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.
Admission will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.