Academic Calendar 2022/23

Adult Education

Workplace Education associate certificate

The Workplace Education associate certificate is a four-course (12-credit) certificate designed to offer a foundation in applying adult learning and education principles to the workplace. The credential can be used to support related employment or further studies in adult education in the undergraduate program at UFV or graduate studies in other institutions.

Entrance requirements

There are three pathways into the certificate courses:

Option 1: New students

New students can apply to Qualifying Studies. Students will be required to meet the admissions requirements for Qualifying Studies.

Option 2: Current UFV Adult Education students

Current UFV students in the Bachelor of Arts (Adult Education) are free to register for these courses to meet the certificate requirements and to use towards their degree requirements.

Option 3: Current UFV students

Current UFV students enrolled in other degree programs can contact the department for permission to register in the certificate courses.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section. Other than the $25 graduation fee, there are no additional fees for the certificate.

Program duration

The Workplace Education associate certificate is one year in duration.


The program is located at the Abbotsford campus. Most courses are offered online with the exception of a few classroom sessions, with video conference access for distance students.

Program outline

Certificate requirements: 12 credits

Course Title Credits
ADED 320 Adult Learning 3
ADED 340 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
ADED 407 Organizational and Workplace Learning 3
ADED 408 Assessing Adult Learning 3

Note: Students in programs other than the Bachelor of Arts (Adult Education) or Adult Education Studies should contact the department for permission to register in the certificate courses.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or higher) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).


Students must complete at least three of the four courses required in the certificate at UFV. Only one of the four courses is eligible for transfer credit or PLAR.

For more information, contact the Adult Education Department at 604-854-4500 (4621).

Graduation requirements

Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the four courses to be eligible for the certificate.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students