This program is designed for those individuals who plan, administer, and deliver training and education to adults in the workplace, in non profit organizations, in college settings, and in educational institutions. It is of interest to those considering new career possibilities in positions involving the training, education, and professional development of adults.
The curriculum is practical and theoretical so that the student is exposed to different learning contexts and methodologies, and the practicalities involved with program assessment, planning, development, delivery and evaluation.
Throughout the program emphasis is placed on assisting the student in acquiring the knowledge base necessary to demonstrate the competencies required of an adult educator/trainer in today's society.
All courses are available through an online delivery mode.
The Institute for Performance and Learning, Canada's leading association of workplace learning professionals, sets the standards for learning and development in Canada. The Institute recognizes that Seneca's Adult Education/Staff Training Program addresses the competency categories for the training and development industry outlined in the Institute's Competencies for Training and Development Professionals (Competencies). Students enrolled in this program are eligible for student membership with the Institute for Performance and Learning, and graduates are given a credit of one year towards the work experience requirement of the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation. Please visit the Institute's website for more details.
Note: Due to the popularity and increased enrolment in online courses, as of Sept 2013 the entire certificate will only be available online.
This course is an introductory exploration of adult learning. Its focus is on the various processes that assist adults to pursue learning through self-directed inquiry and exploring theory within an experiential context.
This course provides participants with an opportunity to practice skills of facilitating the learning process. Content focuses on a variety of interactive training techniques and skills, training equipment, resources and the facilitation of learning activities. Learning strategies available to the facilitator are explored. Actual teaching/training issues are addressed in an experiential learning mode.
This course introduces the participants to both theory and research findings needed to understand how to help groups work effectively. Participants also learn the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations with the adult learner.
Program planning and evaluation techniques are powerful tools in facilitating effective learning processes. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to practice and demonstrate mastery of skills related to planning.
This course provides students with the opportunity to effectively evaluate learning and how to use meaningful assessment and evaluation tools in the classroom or workplace. Content includes the four levels of evaluation - Reaction, Learning, Transfer of Learning and Impact. The effectiveness of courses are determined by assessing and evaluating course design and instruction.
The program is composed of 210 hours designed to enable the educator to: