Adult and Higher Education Instructor Post-Diploma Certificate

Enhance your instructional skills!

Offered online with full-time and part-time options available!

Do you have a passion for instructing adults?  Are you responsible for delivering training, workshops, or leading professional development in your workplace?  Are you currently or anticipating teaching in a post-secondary environment and wish to hone your instructional skills?  If so, the Adult and Higher Education Instructor Certificate, offered fully online, is designed for you.

Gain a new skill set

The Adult & Higher Education Instructor Certificate, offered fully online, can be completed in 12 months of full-time study or in various part-time pathways.

We designed this certificate to prepare you to instruct in an adult education, workplace or post-secondary environment.  The courses within this program allow you to integrate technology into lessons, engage learners and create learning environments to help your learners succeed.  You will also have the opportunity to take a course on Indigenization to explore contemporary and historically significant documents such as the Calls to Action, Truth and Reconciliation Report and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

In your final course you will explore topics that are meaningful to you and relevant to your professional field through your choice of Capstone project.

The full list of courses and their descriptions is located here.

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution


A two year diploma or equivalent training from an accredited institution in any discipline


Provincial Trades Certificate or Red Seal Journeyperson’s Certificate.

*While the minimum admission requirement is a post-secondary level diploma, it is recommended to have a Bachelor’s Degree due to the research component in some of the courses.


Spring 2020:

  • INTR 400 Research and Reflective Practice
  • INTR 401 Quality Course Design

Summer 2020:

  • INTR 402 Assessment and Evaluation

Fall 2020:

  • ADHE 400 Technology Enhanced Learning
  • ADHE 403 Inclusive Education
  • ADHE 401 Indigenization: Educational Contexts

Winter 2021:

  • ADHE 402 Learner-Centred Education
  • ADHE 404 Research Integration Capstone

For RDC’s official Academic Calendar, please click here.

Computer requirements for online learning can be found here