Singapore University of Social Sciences

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL399-10)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: SUSS Academy


Recognising Learning is the practice of assessing and recognising skills and knowledge applied in a non-academic setting such as the workplace. Knowledge comes from multiple sources and does not happen only in a classroom. What a learner knows and can do 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 challenge exam (CEX) or a portfolio can be used to assess this formal learning; or ii. on-the-job training (OJT) b. Work-Based Learning where learning is acquired by doing and competency is attained through applying knowledge and skills on the job.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Sectorial perspectives
  • Industrial skill needs
  • Employment prospects
  • Communication at workplace
  • Workplace learning reflection
  • Occupation and skills
  • Competencies
  • Job role descriptions
  • Career preparation
  • Work-based problems
  • Report writing
  • Work attitude

Learning Outcome

  • Assess the competency and skills that are required for the work
  • Appraise a work-based challenge, and frame the problem for resolution
  • Reflect on the acquisition of new skills at workplace or through work-based learning
  • Apply new skills and knowledge to the work-based problem
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge learnt in solving a work-based problem
  • Distinguish between generic (soft) and technical skills required for the work
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