Singapore University of Social Sciences

Recognising Workplace Learning

Recognising Workplace Learning (GSP399)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


Recognising Learning is the practice of assessing and recognising skills and knowledgeapplied in a non-academic setting such as the workplace. Knowledge comes frommultiple sources and does not happen only in a classroom. What a learner knows and cando should be recognised appropriately no matter how, where or when it was learned.Recognising Learning includes:a. Recognition of Prior Learning or RPL. This can refer to:i. courses taken elsewhere in which case CEX or a portfolio can be used toassess this formal learning orii. on the job trainingb. Work-based Learning where learning is acquired by doing and competency is attainedthrough applying knowledge and skills on the job.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Six-month on-the-job training based on an agreed upon plan.
  • End-of-training reflection.

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the competency and skills that they need for their jobs
  • Appraise a challenge, frame the problem and design a plan for resolution
  • Reflect on their acquisition of new skills for the work place
  • Apply new skills and knowledge to their new jobs
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge learnt from the six-month OJT
  • Create a Personal Portfolio or ePortfolio that showcases the milestones of their learning journey
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