Teaching and Training Adults (Certificate)
Durham College Certificate
Durham College Certificate
This certificate will train you to teach or facilitate adults in any capacity. Whether you teach in a formal classroom setting, facilitate seminars, train employees, or teach a general-interest program to adults, you will be well equipped to meet the needs of all of your adult learners.
Your first course will be Adult Learning. You will begin your studies by exploring the nature of adult learners, their learning styles, needs and characteristics, and analyze what makes teachers effective. Then, you will address critical aspects in course delivery.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR
- Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
- Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)
- You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
- A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.
Current Program of Study Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.
Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Continuing Education office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:
- Assess the learning needs of individuals and organizations in valid and reliable ways
- Develop/design programs, courses, and/or learning events that meet adult learners’ needs, interests and organizational requirements
- Facilitate learning that addresses the diverse needs of adult learners by utilizing a variety of appropriate instructional techniques
- Determine program effectiveness by soliciting feedback from stakeholders
- Apply strategies to evaluate learning in adult learning environments
- Integrate reflective practice into all teaching activities
- Apply principles and best practices of a variety of theoretical models in adult learning environments
- Integrate the essential employability skills into teaching/learning activities (communication, numeracy, information management, critical thinking and problem solving, interpersonal and personal skills)
- Apply skills in alternative adult learning approaches such as informal learning, performance support systems, and knowledge management
Potential career and industry options may include:
- Corporate trainer
- Human resources consultant
- Professional developer
- Teacher in continuing education or post-secondary education
Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.2000, ext. 2084
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Continuing Education OSAP Eligibility webpage.