Prepare for rewarding employment as an adult educator.
Students in this program build knowledge and skills to design, develop, manage and evaluate the instruction of adults in post-secondary education, business, industry and non-traditional adult learning environments. The program also provides instructors with an accredited development program leading to diplomas and degrees at VCC and other institutions.
We offer the following online courses self-paced. Students can complete each course in 3 weeks up to a maximum of 10 weeks.
PIDP 3100: Foundations of Adult Education
PIDP 3210: Curriculum Development
PIDP 3230: Evaluation of Learning
PIDP 3250: Instructional Strategies
PIDP 3260: Professional Practice
Call our office to register and we will send you the login information for your course.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Continuous intake||230 hours||Diploma||Broadway, Online and locations in BC, Alberta and Yukon||Part-time|
The BC Provincial Instructor Diploma provides new instructors with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to instruct adults. Course activities and assignments are intended to provide the skills needed to be an effective, competent instructor. The practicum provides an opportunity for participants to integrate and demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge.
Program Learning Outcomes
Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode
The program consists of seven 30-hour courses, and a Capstone Project. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the British Columbia Provincial Instructor Diploma.
The program is delivered by Vancouver Community College on behalf of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. The PIDP is recognized by public and private colleges and institutes. Courses are offered throughout British Columbia on a regular basis.
Evaluation of Student Learning
Evaluation of student learning is based on completion of course assignments or projects. Due dates and criteria for successful completion of each course assignment will be outlined by the instructor at the beginning of each course.
For more information, read the provincial instructor participant handbook. Feel free to contact the School of Instructor Education at 604.871.7000, ext. 7488.
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Please submit the following with the completed Application for Admission Form:
Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
You can request an exemption for a course in the PIDP based on your formal education, previous experience and current level of knowledge and skills.
Please contact the office and request Prior Learning Assessment for one course at a time. You will be directed to the Department Head who will supply you information about completing PLAR. You may apply for a maximum of three courses for exemption through PLAR and prior course equivalency. However, the Capstone Project cannot be completed by means of prior learning assessment.
The fee for Prior Learning Assessment is half the tuition in that particular course at that time
If you can visualize yourself as a confident adult educator who leads learners through the complex process of mastering new knowledge, skills and attitudes, then the PIDP can help you reach that professional goal.
The Provincial Instructor Diploma Program provides new instructors with the competencies needed to design, manage and evaluate the instruction of adults in postsecondary education, business, industry and non-traditional adult learning environments. It also provides instructors with an accredited development program leading to diplomas and degrees at Vancouver Community College and other institutions. Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to design curriculum, plan lessons, select activities, conduct classroom instruction in various environments, deal with individuals and groups effectively, assess learning and evaluate student performance, as well as assess course and instructor effectiveness. The program places a priority on developing the practical abilities that are needed to fulfill the role and responsibilities of working instructors. As well, the program emphasizes the development of the personal attributes needed to assume the duties of a professional educator. Some of the important skills stressed in the program include classroom leadership and facilitation skills, motivational skills and human relations skills.
Fees and Other costs
|College Initiative Fee||$56|
|Other Costs|| $20 - Graduation Fee
$141 - Campus Resource Fee (only apples to the on-campus program)
$221 - Material Fee (does not apply for the online program)
$28 - Other Fees (only applies to the off-campus program)
For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.
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