Teacher/Trainer of Adults

Ontario College Certificate | Code: 1505

About the program

Are you interested in teaching and training adults? Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge and support your professional development? If so, this program is for you.
Whether you are a consultant, an existing teacher or trainer of adults or looking to pursue a new career, this program will prepare you to develop and deliver teaching and training to adults in the workplace, community or post-secondary settings.
Students will explore the principles and techniques of adult learning, instructional strategies, needs assessment, curriculum development, and assessment and evaluation. Students will also learn about teaching diverse learners and about digital tools and technologies that can be used in adult learning settings; whether it is online or in the classroom. Each course in the program balances theory and real-life examples with the knowledge and skills that are required in today's evolving technology landscape.
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. The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) works to elevate the performance and learning profession by setting the standard for excellence in professional practice in Canada through a competency framework, code of ethics, and sought-after professional designations.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), (or equivalent), OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Identify the vision, values, and strategic direction of a client organization in order to determine learning needs.
  • Propose potential learning solutions to bridge performance gaps based on data collected and current measures of training and performance.
  • Consult with stakeholders to design curricula that meets outcome based learning requirements, supports legal, ethical and moral factors, and engages learners in various settings and learning management systems (LMS).
  • Design learning experiences, including lesson plans, utilizing various teaching methodologies that promote best learning practices.
  • Create a sensitive, positive, engaging, and practical learning environment that facilitates learning by applying adult learning principles.
  • Support the transfer of learning through intentional learning practices designed to meet performance objectives
  • Evaluate the transfer of learning using a variety of teaching methodologies to meet organizational goals

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Spring Registration: February 3, 2020
Fall Registration: July 6, 2020