Instructor and Teacher Training

The School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College offers two programs, over 20 courses and develops personalized and specialized workshops to those interested in becoming professional adult educators and trainers. Graduates of its programs instruct in colleges, government, industry and in both non-profit and private sector organizations. 

Courses are scheduled year round at many locations in British Columbia, Alberta and online as well. The School of Instructor Education also offers training to companies and organizations at their place of work upon request. In addition, the School of Instructor Education provides instructor training programs to international clientele both in Canada as well as abroad and has conducted sessions in China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Chile, Poland, Russia and the United States.

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PCTIA is in partnership with VCC.


Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia (PCTIA) is the regulatory agency for private training institutions in the province of BC. The Agency is given its authority by the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, under the Private Career Training Institutions Act (SBC 2003, Chapter 79), Regulations (BC Reg. 466/2004), and Bylaws. PCTIA accepts the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program for the instructor development and qualification requirements as outlined in their bylaws.

Simon Fraser University is in partnership with VCC

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University offers a number of programs for educational practitioners who wish to integrate scholarly inquiry with their practice and professional growth. The degrees give access to graduate programs for non-traditional students, those who may not have a bachelor's degree but who have followed an alternate educational path and had extensive experience in an educational or professional setting.

These two year degrees, in Educational Leadership or the theme-based Curriculum and Instruction, are structured to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. The MEd degree requires completion of 6 five credit courses (35 credits) and a comprehensive examination. The program is completed over a two year period. Classes meet every second and third weekend on Friday evenings and Saturdays. The next two year cohort is scheduled to start in May 2016. Interested? Contact our Department Head.

University of the Fraser Valley is in partnership with VCC

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, public post-secondary institution that enrolls more than 10,000 students per year and is larger than half the universities in Canada. They are known for small classes, personal attention, and a focus on teaching. UFV delivers British Columbia's only undergraduate program in adult education. This degree is one of UFV's most flexible programs. You can tailor your studies to fit your busy schedule — study part time or full time. The program has a long track record of success. Since its introduction in 1994, more than 100 students have graduated with the BA degree in Adult Education. Equivalency course credits are provided by both UFV and VCC (School of Instructor Education).

Canadian Society for Training Development is in partnership with CSTD

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)

Canada’s leading association of workplace learning professionals, sets the standards for training and development in Canada. CSTD recognizes that Vancouver Community College’s Diploma in Adult Education program addresses the competency categories for the training and development industry outlined in CSTD's Training Competency Architecture (TCA). Students enrolled in this program are eligible for student membership with CSTD, and graduates are given a credit of one year towards the work experience requirement of the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation

BC Human Resources Management Association is in partnership with VCC

BC Human Resources Management Association (HRMA)

Members of BC HRMA can now complete requirements for Certified HRMA Professional status through courses in the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma program. Receive a 10% discount for the Provincial Instructor Diploma in Adult Education and the Certificate in Online Instruction. Additional group discounts of 2% are also available. Earn credits towards a baccalaureate degree with BC HRMA training. Provincial Instructor Diploma courses are offered throughout the province in cooperation with local colleges.

Sait Polytechnic is in partnership with VCC.