ACTA DACE Trainer

Everyone has knowledge and skills. 

Working 9-5 for 10, 20, 30 Years you get pretty good at your job. But are you going to continue working doing the same things over and over again? Maybe you need to train someone else to do your job so that you can move up. Or maybe you need to train someone else so that you can make money with the knowledge and skills that you have.

What do you want in life?

Dont we all admire the trainers and teachers we have had in our lifes. They seem so knowledgeable and willing to share information. It comes from them naturally. It can be you too.

Look at the jobs for trainers

Job 1

Responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing a team of trainers to meet Technical Training Department’s indicators by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
  • Design and implement training methodology that enhances technical training programs effectiveness in manufacturing areas and incorporates audio-visual mediums as deem necessary
  • Conduct training (technical and non-technical), perform evaluation on training & assessment thus enhancing overall training effectiveness
  • Utilize adult learning principles to recognize different learning styles and effectively match curriculum using various learning techniques which include soft skills training to direct labors

 Requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in Technical Training
  • ACTA required. Dace is a plus

 

Job 2

Training Centre in Singapore, requires Trainer.You will further provide technical advice and support to any of the Customer Service Centres within Asia zone, in support of their goals to achieve target delivery lead times and repair quality, following the Group’s strategic plan. 

– Conduct training, with aim to transfer technical skills and knowledge to Trainees sent by AP affiliates and AP authorized service agents in Asia 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Holder of a ACTA or DACE, you should have minimum 5 years of proven experience performing watch servicing in Customer Service 

 

Job 3

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the full spectrum of Learning & Development, which includes planning, designing, execution and evaluation of corporate learning plan
  • Work with line managers to design curriculum and structure development programs for professional development to enhance staff professional performance and potential in delivering business outcomes
  • Training and development of company to build competencies, skills and knowledge
  • Assist training needs through surveys, interviews, consultation and implement business focused initiatives
  • Ensure the retention & application of knowledge and skills

Requirements

  • Degree in business, HR or equivalent, with 5 years of relevant L&D experience
  • Experience with competency development, learning & organization development and learning system
  • Planning, organization and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Certification in ACTA and other related will be added advantage

 

Job 4- Even SMRT Corporate is looking for ACTA qualified Trainers

Responsibilties
 
• Design and develop core technical training courses and materials for Integrated Supervisory Control System (iSCS) and Communication Branch;

• Develop, review and update training materials (which include training manual, materials for presentation and assessment) to ensure relevancy and effectiveness. 

• Schedule and conduct iSCS/ Communication Vocational Traineeship Scheme courses and refresher training, and/or planned in-service courses.

• On completion of a training program, compile training records and submit course report to Learning Operation.

• Qualify trainees who have successfully completed the courses and follow up with certification process.

• Conduct and evaluate effectiveness of the common courses and core technical training.

• Coordinate with managers/ course administrators of Learning Operation on newly-identified technical learning needs, review and revise the iSCS/ Communication Vocational Traineeship Schemes for the various specialized systems:-Integrated Supervisory Control System, Building Management System, Traction Safety Shutdown System, etc.

• Review and improve methodology on training presentation for effective learning.

• Co-ordinate contractor’s training in all stages of contract delivery of training, including Review of Training Plan, and contractors’ training manuals.

• Co-ordinate activities and ensure readiness of iSCS/ Communication Branch for internal and external QA audits as part of requirements under ISO 9001:2008. 

• Manage updating and dissemination of all controlled documents, which include Vocational Training Schemes, training materials, etc. 

• Organise and provide secretarial services to monthly/ quarterly meetings as appropriate.
 
Requirements
 
• Degree in Electrical Engineering, or Electronic Engineering, or relevant fields a recognized institution
• At least 3 years of working/ teaching experience in the railway or relevant working experience in Electronics and/ or Integrated Supervisory Control System maintenance or relevant fields

• At least 2 to 5 years of competency-based training delivery and assessment experience, and familiarity with WSQ will be an added advantage

• Possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a role that will be very business-focused. These teams may consist of subject matter experts and representatives from the business
• Strong presentation, communication (written and verbal), influencing and relationship building skills, with the ability to build rapport with and influence management and staff
• Relevant modules in Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
• An Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) will be advantageous
 
Job 5 SMRT Corporate Trainer
 
Responsibilities
  • Design and develop core shunting training courses and materials for NEWL and CCL EMU, PV and Locomotives
  • Develop, review and update training materials (which include training manual, materials for presentation and assessment) to ensure relevancy and effectiveness
  • Schedule and conduct Shunting courses for Trains (EMUs and CCL PVs), Locomotives (Deli, Shoma, Hitachi) and refresher training, and/or planned in-service courses
  • On completion of a training program, compile training records and submit course report to Learning Operation
  • Qualify trainees who have successfully completed the courses and follow up with certification (issue shunting passes) process
  • Coordinate with managers/ course administrators of Learning Operation on newly-identified technical learning needs, review and revise the Shunting Training for the various types of EMUs, PVs and Locomotives
  • Able to work independently and analyse train/ Locomotive faults systematically in order to make a sound and safe decision while operating the trains Locomotives
  • Able to follow up on trains/ locomotives technical investigations so as to master the trains/ Locomotives system functions and have an in-depth knowledge of the train/ Locomotive technicalities
  • Review and improve methodology on training presentation for effective learning
  • Co-ordinate contractor’s training in all stages of contract delivery of training, including Review of Training Plan, and contractors’ training manuals
  • Co-ordinate activities and ensure readiness of RSOM, RSW, ETB, PWay, CCL PVs, Locomotives ( Deli, Shoma, Hitachi, etc ) for internal and external QA audits as part of requirements under ISO 9001:2008
  • Manage updating and dissemination of all controlled documents, which include Railway Operating Procedures, Lesson Learnt from case studies, training materials, etc. 
  • Organise and provide secretarial services to monthly/ quarterly meetings as appropriate
Requirements
  • Diploma or NITEC in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering, or Automotive Engineering or equivalent heavy-duty Engineering from a recognized institution
  • At least 3 years of working/teaching experience in the railway / heavy industrial environment
  • Successful candidates will undergo a structured training program which requires short attachments to other departments such as RSOM, ETB, CCL ETB, CCL RS to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to be a Shunting Trainer for EMUs/PVs/ Locomotives
  • Relevant modules in Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)

There are many avenues for Trainers and Developers in Singapore

What is a Trainer? Or Facilitator? Or even a presenter

The presenter. The presenter is a person delivering a message across to the “other side.” For example, this person is giving the latest sales numbers in a business meeting or letting members of the band boosters know the details of the upcoming candy fundraiser.

The trainer. The trainer is one form of a presenter. However, a presenter is not always a trainer. The key feature is that the “other side” comes to the occasion prepared or expecting to learn. In addition, a trainer typically has more knowledge than the audience on the given topic. For example, someone who teaches an advanced Excel class should have more skill than those who come to class to learn.

The facilitator. The definition of facilitate is “to make easy” or “ease a process.” The facilitator is not the same as presenter or trainer

 

What is a Trainer in Singapore. Simply put a WDA WSQ Trainer in Singapore is one who has been qualified through ACTA Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment to be a competent Trainer or rather facilitator and an assessor. However we know that Singapore has a long way to go to improve adult education. Even if we have ACTA advanced certificate in training and assessment or DACE diploma in adult continuing education, we are far behind. Training or facilitation has to be really professional

Singapore WDA WSQ has a few routes

The WSQ Workplace Trainer Programme (WTP) is designed specifically for workplace supervisors, line-leaders and managers who also perform the role of a trainer. It aims to equip them with the competence to effectively deliver workplace training and conduct assessment at their workplaces.

Duration: 2 months (approximately 47 contact hours)

Suggested Entry Requirements:

  • Performs the role of a workplace trainer
  • Employer-sponsored where employer allows for workplace training opportunities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English, employee to possess workplace literacy skills at the proficiency level equivalent to WPLN level 4 (refer to Annex 1 in the below link to WTP)

ACTA Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment

Qualification Objectives:

The Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) is designed to provide learners with the essential skills and knowledge to deliver training and assessment across different industries. Delivered as an integrated curriculum, and emphasising on peer learning, use of technology, reflective practice and continuous professional development, ACTA is suitable for professional adult educators who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in competency-based training and assessment.

Duration: 3.5 months (approximately  103 contact hours)

Suggested Entry Requirements:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Keen interest to facilitate learning and assess adult learners in an array of learning settings
  • Possess appropriate level subject matter specialisation and industry experience, relevant for design, facilitation and assessment of learning
  • Possess basic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills
  • Able to source and analyse relevant materials from various avenues for design and development of learning resources

Modules:

 ACTA requires learners to complete six modules and is delivered as an integrated curriculum (cohort intake).

  • M1: Apply Adult Learning Principles in Training
  • M2: Design a Learning Experience
  • M3: Prepare and Facilitate a Learning Experience
  • M4: Interpret the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System
  • M5: Assess Competence
  • M6: Prepare for Continuing Professional Development

Or The DACE

Qualification Objectives:

The Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) is designed for practising adult educators, and is a qualification requirement for Curriculum Developers for WSQ Approved Training Organisations (ATOs).

Duration: 12 months (Approximately 236 – 243 contact hours)

Suggested Entry Requirements:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Good IT and research skills
  • Completed WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
  • Secured a Practicum Host Organisation (PHO) to facilitate learners to conduct training needs analysis, evaluate needs and develop courseware as recommended from the analysis.

Modules:

DACE requires learners to complete all 5 core modules, an elective track of up to two elective modules, and an Integrated Practicum.

Core:

  • CM1:  Develop Practice Through Reflection 
  • CM2: Review Competency- Based Training Approaches for Adult Workers 
  • CM3: Conduct a Training Needs Analysis 
  • CM4: Develop Curriculum and Instruction for Adult Learning Programme 
  • CM5: Develop and Review Competency-based Assessment 

Elective Tracks and Electives:

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • EM1: Develop Assessment Tools 
  • EM2: Evaluate an Adult Learning Programme 
  • E-Learning
  • EM3: Design and Develop an e-Learning Programme 
  • Workplace Learning and Training
  • EM4: Develop a Workplace Learning Plan 
  • EM5: Develop an On-the-Job Training Programme 

Now there is the Specialist Diploma in Facilitation

Qualification Objectives:

The Specialist Diploma in Advanced Facilitation (SDAF) builds on the foundation of Adult Educators (AEs) competencies covered in the WSQ ACTA, which enables practitioners to hone their capabilities   needed to facilitate learning and development using blended learning approaches, to enable sustained learning and positive change.

Duration: 7 months (Approximately 158 contact hours)

Suggested Entry Requirements:

  • Completed any version of ACTA or DACE or equivalent
  • Experienced and active Adult Educator with facilitated training experience from the last 3 years
  • Secured a Practicum Host Organisation (PHO) to allow learner to conduct a scoping session to design and deliver a facilitated session
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good knowledge on technology and reasonable mastery of ICT skills

Modules:

SDAF requires learners to complete 4 modules and a practicum component.

  • AF1(A) & (B): Facilitate Mindset Shifts for Impactful Change (5)
  • AF2: Use Blended Learning to Deliver Effective Learning Facilitation (5)
  • AF3: Use Process Facilitation to Achieve Desired Group Outcomes (3)
  • AF4: Brand Yourself for Professional Success in a Digital Age (3)
  • Practicum

Singapore IAL Institute of Adult Learning is the only one licensed to do ACTA Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment. It is controlled

The WSQ ACTA is a competency based certificate. ACTA if for those who want to do training in singapore. ACTA is also for those that want to do assessor jobs or assessor roles in singapore

Who will benefit from ACTA-

Anyone who wishes to deliver wsq training in singapore needs acta

Anyone who wishes to be a trainer or facilitator needs acta

Anyone who conducts any competency based assessments need acta

All MOM and WDA training provider trainers and facilitators are ACTA competent and ACTA qualified- how is the accident rate in Singapore? Is Singapore training all powerpoint based training for workers from third world countries who have never seen powerpoint in their lives and now have to sit through 8-16 hours of boring classroom training with ACTA qualified trainers.

Questions you need to ask.

How much is the ACTA training and qualificaiton

How long is the ACTA training and qualification

Is the ACTA qualification recognised outside Singapore

Is the ACTA quallificaiton going to give you a leg up in jobs or jobs outside Singapore

Are there ways to get ACTA without doing the ACTA but through recognition of prior knowlegle or learning

What are the subsidies for ACTA

What are the fees for those without subsidies for ACTA

Can you do another course that is equivalent to ACTA and still recognised in another country

 

ACTA modules

ACTA M1- apply adult learning principles in training

ACTA M2- design a learning experience

ACTA M3- Prepare and facilitate a learning experience

ACTA M4- Interpret the SINGAPORE workplace skills qualification system WSQ system

ACTA M5- Assess Competence

ACTA M6- Prepare for Continuing Professional Development

 

Do you think that these 6 Modules of ACTA will assist you be a great trainer a facilitator or assessor. If yes great! If you wish to migrate will these help you? 

So think about ACTA and all the requirements of ACTA in helping you find a job as a trainer or assessor