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Professional Certificate in Learning and Development

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Education and training are taking on new significance in today’s increasingly competitive global economy as a result of ongoing workplace, occupational and demographic change. The skills and knowledge required today are constantly evolving, resulting in a growing need for training and education at all levels of the organization and at all stages of our lives. Many employers now include the development and delivery of in-house training as part of their strategy for meeting their workplace learning needs.


Who is this program for?

Individuals wanting to apply the principles of adult learning to their current or future training and facilitation roles will benefit from this program. The program is designed to help you improve on your facilitation, design, and assessment skills in various learning environments, whether you work in a corporate, academic or public sector organization.


How the program works

This program is presented using a hybrid of in class and online formats. Each course will be graded on a combination of in class participation, online participation and completion of assignments and/or case studies (where applicable). Students can expect to spend 10 hours per week during the online portion of the course. While each course may be taken as a stand-alone module, the program is highly integrated and courses are designed to be taken sequentially as outlined below.

All learning and development courses are enhanced with online learning. You will require access to the internet.


Program Requirement

The Professional Certificate in Learning and Development consists of five required and two elective courses, designed to enable you to develop practical knowledge and skills for designing and delivering education for adult learners in any capacity.

To be awarded the Professional Certificate in Learning and Development, participants must complete all seven courses by attending 100% of the in class portion of the course. Active participation in online discussion forums and completion of assignments are also required.


Certificate Completion

Track your progress in the program. Have your courses automatically applied towards your professional certificate program.



Request Information

Web form: Program Inquiry

Email: cstudies@uwo.ca

Phone: 519.661.3658


Course Selection

Course Course # Delivery Options Prereqs Availability
  Approaches to Teaching and Learning TADL6201 N Not Currently Available
  Needs Assessment TADL6202 Hybrid N Not Currently Available
  Program Design Methods TADL6283 Hybrid N Available
  Active Training Techniques TADL6206 Hybrid N Available
  Assessment and Evaluation in Learning Contexts TADL6205 Hybrid N Available
ElectiveChoose two courses:
  Teaching Online TADL6287 Online N Available
  Teaching with Technology TADL6284 Hybrid N Available
  Collaboration, Teams and Communities in Learning TADL6285 Hybrid N Available