Developing a CBE programme for Adult Learners using CBEN Framework

Course Date:
13 to 14 March 2019

Registration Period:
19 February to 12 March 2019

14 hours / 2 days

13 March 2019 – 9am to 4pm, Wednesday
14 March 2019 – 9am to 6pm, Thursday

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

This programme supports the Training and Adult Education Sector Plan (TAESP) which identifies key focal areas and recommendations for the TAE sector to tap on opportunities created by SkillsFuture, to help Singaporeans embark on continuing education and training, in their continual quest for skills mastery and lifelong learning.  It aligns with the key focal areas and recommendations.

Course Objective

Participants will be able to develop programmes which are more internationally recognised.  It helps to build a globally recognise community of network which can be proliferated to many more other groups of participants who will later benefit from the programmes develop by the attendees of the workshop. They will be able to deepen critical skill sets through capability development and professionalization. The programme will allow participants are able to extend their curruiculum development skills that will be internationally recognised and accredited by CBEN. Participants will be taught to develop a Competency-Based CET programme  for employability. In addition, participants will be taught to harmonise SSG’s SkillsFramework (SFw) with CBEN Framework and how synergies between the two frameworks can lead to programmes benefitting workers.

Course Outline

• Understand the CET learners’ profile
• Understand the characteristics of a Competency Based Education (CBE)
• Apply the CBE Framework
• Design a CET course based on the CBE Framework
• Understand the key differences between SFw and CBEN Framework
• Identify the synergy between the SFw and CBEN
• Apply the synergy to develop CET programmes leading to SD or AD but competency based
• Develop internationally recognised, which will be accredited by C-BEN. 

Suitable for

TAE Professionals, curriculum developers, PET/CET programme administrators.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Lecturers, Adult educators, Training Administrators and Course Providers

Award / Certification / Accreditation

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate.

Trainers Profile

Charla Long, JD
Executive   Director
Competency-Based   Education Network (C-BEN)
Charla Long is the Executive Director for   the Competency-Based Education Network, a national consortium of higher   education institutions and statewide systems seeking to design, develop, and   scale new models of student learning. Additionally, she leads C-BEN’s Consulting   Services, which is dedicated to helping institutions with competency-based   learning.  In 2016, Long was recognized   by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Top 10 Most Influential   People in Higher Education for her work in competency-based education. During   2015, she served as a consultant to Public Agenda on two significant CBE   national landscape and field-building projects, funded by both the Bill &   Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation. In this role, she provided   insights, tools, and support to individuals and institutions seeking to   advance competency-based education in the United States. These tools included   the CBE Ecosystem Framework, the Shared Design Elements and Emerging   Practices Model and Research Report, and the CBExchange conference where   hundreds of institutions learned how to build high-quality CBE programs.   Prior to this, Long was the founding dean of the College of Professional   Studies at Lipscomb University and the creator of their nationally acclaimed   competency-based education (CBE) model and badging ecosystem.  Long has over 20 years of higher education   experience at both public and private institutions in the United States.
Founding  Partner, Chief Learning Strategist
APPLY  Synergies: The 5 Moments of NeedTM  Company

Dr. Conrad  Gottfredson is a senior partner, and the Chief Learning Strategist, at APPLY  Synergies, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping learning  organizations design, develop and measure effective learning and performance  support strategies to meet the 5 moments of learning need. Con has a PhD in  Instructional Psychology and Technology. His strategic work with  organizations is informed by over 30 years of real-world experience. He is a  proven leader in helping clients gain and sustain effective performance in  the workplace.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Approved

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 December 2020

2. SkillsFuture Credit** (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.


Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund

There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

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Terms and Conditions

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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