Training and Adult Education


Adult Continuing Education and
Workplace Training

As someone who helps adults learn, you have the opportunity to encourage and model lifelong learning. UVic's Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) is an exciting, award-winning, professional development program that can help you increase your confidence and enhance your effectiveness as an adult educator or trainer in:

Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)

What does the CACE program offer?

  1. Career opportunity -take advantage of the growing demand for highly qualified adult educators and training professionals.
  2. Confidence - get the tools you need to enhance your skills in this award winning program.
  3. Flexibility - study in a program designed to fit your life as a busy professional.
  4. Excellent instructors - learn from some of the best adult educators in the country.
  5. Options and Transfer credit - receive credit for courses you’ve already taken and apply CACE to professional designations.

Learn More About our Certificate in Adult & Continuing Education Program

Sample the CACE program this spring:
Special fee for the curious—no application required!

We're giving you two opportunities to sample a CACE session this spring. Spend an evening in the CACE program and gain some valuable skills you can take back to your workplace. These sample sessions won't earn a CACE credit but they will give you the flavour or what you can learn in this great program.

Session 1: How to Design and Deliver Engaging Learning in the Workplace

Session 2: Training Needs Assessment: Overcoming Challenges

Courses for Trainers and Adult Educators

Workplace training courses are available to anyone interested in adult teaching and learning. Courses are offered onsite at the University of Victoria on weekends, in the summer and by distance education, making learning accessible by part-time learners, outside working hours. Shape your development in this field by taking any or all of these courses. Here’s a small sample of the courses we offer:

E-learning Design and Development
This quick-paced, highly participative workshop for training professionals, will provide hands-on opportunities to practise, serving to demystify the design and development of e-learning.
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Improving Performance through Learning Transfer
This course help you develop training transfer strategies that will enhance the impact of training on performance and organizational effectiveness in your workplace.
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Instructional Design in Adult Education
We will examine primary models, the characteristics of instructional design, and the process of development. You will learn to apply the specific uses to adult education settings.
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Instructional Techniques Workshop
If you wish to be an instructor, then the Instructional Techniques Workshop (ITW) is the place to start! If you are experienced, ITW will be a powerful, experiential workshop or laboratory in which to refine your practice.
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Planning Program Evaluation
This course will introduce you to the concept of program evaluation and its application in adult and continuing education.
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Program Planning in Adult Education
Identify and examine the planning procedures and strategies which result in efficient and effective programs for adults learning in a wide variety of social and institutional settings.
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See all our Workplace Training Courses for Adult Educators

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) recognizes the UVic CACE program

cstd logoCSTD, Canada's leading association of workplace learning professionals, sets the standards for training and development in Canada. CSTD recognizes that the University of Victoria's CACE program upholds the competency categories for the training and development industry outlined in CSTD's Competencies for Training and Development Professionals.

Students enrolled in the UVic CACE program are eligible for student membership with CSTD, and UVic CACE graduates are given a credit of one year towards the work experience requirement of the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation.

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"Every CACE course was unique and completely transferable to my daily work. I will highly recommend CACE to anyone in the field."
- Program participant

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