ACTA – CU 5: DEVELOP A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT

CU 5: DEVELOP A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT
This module begins with an introduction of the basic competency-based assessment concepts. It looks into the planning, development and contextualising of an assessment plan, which requires a good understanding of the information gathering process. You will learn to select and apply the right methods and tools in your assessment plans, taking into consideration the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence. You will also plan and design various assessment activities and tools, including assessment instructions based on selected assessment methods. Finally, the unit covers the tools and issues related to the validation of assessment plans.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Prepare an assessment plan
* Develop competency-based assessment tools
* Validate the assessment plan

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ACTA – CU 4A: PREPARE AND FACILITATE CLASSROOM TRAINING

CU 4A: PREPARE AND FACILITATE CLASSROOM TRAINING
This unit explores different ways to review learner profiles and customise a training programme that meets their needs. It also looks into resource preparation, facilitation and presentation skills, as well as various effective adult learning methodologies (such as the use of case studies and role-playing). Other areas covered include the key considerations in maintaining a conducive learning environment. By the end of this unit, you will be equipped with a repertoire of effective instructional and training strategies. You will also gain the ability to conduct evaluation and analyse its outcomes.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Review learner profiles and customise a training programme to meet their needs
* Prepare resources needed for an effective training programme
* Create and maintain a conducive learning environment
* Facilitate learning through effective instructional skills and strategies
* Monitor a learner’s progress and adjust the training programme accordingly
* Review a post-course evaluation

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ACTA – CU 6: CONDUCT A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT

CU 6: CONDUCT A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT
This unit equips you with the skills to prepare the logistics necessary for a smooth assessment. It mentally prepares you and provides the appropriate support prior to the assessment. It also enables you to assess your trainees in a fair and professional manner.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Prepare to conduct an assessment
* Prepare candidates for assessment
* Conduct an assessment

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ACTA – CU 3A: DESIGN AND DEVELOP A WSQ FACILITATED TRAINING PROGRAMME

CU 3A: DESIGN AND DEVELOP A WSQ FACILITATED TRAINING PROGRAMME
This unit covers the systematic process of understanding the parameters of a training programme. It provides you with the tools and methods to design a training programme. It also guides you through the principles and practice of developing training materials. The techniques needed to evaluate the effectiveness of a training programme will also be covered. Overall, the rigour of this competency unit will strengthen your ability to develop and conduct a training programme based on sound training principles.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Define the parameters of a training programme
* Design a training programme
* Develop a training programme
* Evaluate a training programme

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ACTA – CU2: APPLY ADULT LEARNING PRINCIPLES AND CODE OF ETHICS RELATING TO TRAINING

CU2: APPLY ADULT LEARNING PRINCIPLES AND CODE OF ETHICS RELATING TO TRAINING
This unit helps you understand adult learners and their characteristics. It presents a range of key learning theories to help you explore your philosophical orientation towards learning and teaching. The process is further supported by a discussion of related issues including motivation, retention and learning styles.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Interpreting adult learning theories and principles
* Addressing different learning styles/preferences and cultural differences
* Addressing ethical issues relating to training

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ACTA – CU1 – INTERPRET THE SINGAPORE WORKFORCE SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

CU 1: INTERPRET THE SINGAPORE WORKFORCE SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

This unit provides a firm foundation for the rest of the programme. It builds up your knowledge of the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system, a national platform for continuing education and training in Singapore. It specifies the competencies required of an individual to interpret the WSQ framework as well as the national competency standards. It enables you to apply the pedagogical knowledge acquired in a learning and development context.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Describe the WSQ framework
* Interpret a competency standard
* Apply the WSQ framework for learning and development

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