BC Provincial Instructor Diploma
The BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program provides participants with an excellent opportunity to develop and refine their skills, concepts, and best practices to become an adult educator. The PIDP serves a diverse community of current and future adult educators by providing relevant courses that prepare them for:
- Entry into employment
- Career advancement
- Higher level education
- Participation in the formal and non-formal adult education community
The PIDP provides adult educators with the knowledge and skills needed to design, develop, manage and evaluate the instruction of adults in post-secondary education, business, industry and non-traditional adult learning environments. It also provides instructors with an accredited development program leading to diplomas and degrees at Vancouver Community College and other institutions.
The program places a priority on developing the practical abilities to fulfill the role and responsibilities of adult educators. It also emphasizes the development of personal attributes needed to assume the duties of a professional educator. The program stresses classroom leadership and facilitation, as well as motivational skills and human relations skills.
The BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program embodies the following core values which guide our decision making and conduct. As adult educators, we:
- Strive for excellence as we design, deliver, and evaluate participant learning in each of our courses.
- Strive to deliver a relevant, current, and practical program founded in current research and best practices.
- Respect diversity and strive to be inclusive in all our activities.
- Strive to model professionalism, fairness and ethical behaviour with students, staff and colleagues.
The 30-hr courses are offered in several formats:
(a) Classroom – daytime Monday to Friday
(b) Classroom – two weekends
(c) Classroom – evenings for five weeks
(d) Online – in eight week blocks
(e) Hybrid – online and one weekend
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the British Columbia Provincial Instructor Diploma.
VCC manages the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education. The PIDP is recognized by public and private colleges and institutes. Courses are offered throughout British Columbia, Alberta and online. For further details on this program please see the Participant Handbook. This handbook will answer many of your questions and provide you with an overview of the courses, enrollment procedures and program policies.