Provincial Instructor Diploma

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching has partnered with Vancouver Community College to bring the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP) to TRU employees. Students build knowledge and skills to design, develop, manage and evaluate the instruction of adults in post-secondary education, business, industry and non-traditional adult learning environments.

The program consists of eight courses total. The following will be offered at TRU on the following dates:



Sep 22-Nov 24, 2021

Technology for Teaching & Learning @ TRU
*Exemption will be given for PIDP 3240: Media Enhanced Learning

Jan 12-Mar 2, 2022

Assessment and Evaluation of Learning
*Exemption will be given for PIDP 3230: Evaluation of Learning

March 14-31, 2022  

Instructional Skills Workshop
*Exemption will be given for PIDP 3220: Delivery of Instruction

Program learning outcomes

  • Design, deliver and evaluate adult learning and teaching on a continuum of instructional approaches.
  • Create positive and engaging learning environments that promote respect for the diversity of learners.
  • Use instructional strategies and educational technologies appropriately to support and enhance teaching and learning.
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in the workplace and in the community.
  • Act in an ethical and professional manner when working in an adult education setting.
  • Develop professionally in response to trends in one's field of practice and in adult education.
  • Become a reflective practitioner.

Instructional activities, design and delivery mode

The program consists of seven 30-hour courses, and a capstone project. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the British Columbia Provincial Instructor Diploma.

The program is delivered by Vancouver Community College on behalf of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. The PIDP is recognized by public and private colleges and institutes. Courses are offered throughout British Columbia on a regular basis.

Evaluation of student learning

Evaluation of student learning is based on completion of course assignments or projects. Due dates and criteria for successful completion of each course assignment are outlined by the instructor at the beginning of each course.

» Learn more about the PIDP admission requirements and program descriptions

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