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The Train the Trainer Short Certificate (TTSC) provides students with the foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to instruct adults needed to plan, deliver, and evaluate learning.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Jan 2020||8 credits (120 hours)||Short Certificate||Broadway, Online and locations in BC, Alberta and Yukon||Part-time|
8 credits (120 hours)
Completion time will vary depending on individual circumstances. The program is designed to allow for flexibility, and may be completed at an accelerated pace.
The program must be completed within 3 years.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode
A wide variety of instructional strategies is used in the program. Instructional strategies may include interactive lecture, presentations, assignments, guest speakers, discussions, group work, field trips, and case studies.
Courses may be offered in online, face-to-face, and blended formats. PIDP 3220 must be taken face-to-face.
Evaluation of Student Learning
Evaluation of student learning is based on completion of course assignments. Due dates and criteria for successful completion of each course assignment will be outlined by the instructor at the beginning of each course. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C- in PIDP 3210 and PIDP 3230, and S in PIDP 3220 in order to be awarded the Train the Trainer Short Certificate.
This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 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.
Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
You can request Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) for some courses in the Train the Trainer program based on informal education, previous experience and current level of knowledge and skills.
Please contact the office and request Prior Learning Assessment Recognition PLAR for one course at a time. You will be directed to the Department Leader who will supply you information about completing PLAR. You may apply for a maximum of 3 credits of PLAR and transfer credit.
Please contact the office for fees charged for PLAR.
Recommended Characteristics of Students
The TTSC is appropriate from those with no teaching experience to those with substantial teaching experience but little training in instructional skills. Students should have:
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