Adult Education

Break into the empowering field of learning design

Break into the empowering field of learning design

Instructional design skills are essential for any teacher or trainer who wants to deliver a first-rate learning experience. In fact, the field of learning design is bursting with opportunities.

UFV's Integrated Learning Design (ILD) associate certificate addresses the growing need for professionals who are skilled at creating innovative curriculum and holistic learning experiences.

As part of the five-course program, you acquire the tools and knowledge to create research-informed learning environments, design instructional content and assessments, and evaluate learning activities.

Customize your Integrated Learning Design studies by choosing from a selection of interdisciplinary courses available face-to-face, online, or in a blended format. You may opt to develop practical skills in graphic design, project management, communications, or e-learning technologies.

Take the Integrated Learning Design associate certificate as a stand-alone program, or use it as a pathway into a degree program such as UFV's Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education, or the Bachelor of Integrated Studies.

Upon completion of the Integrated Learning Design program, you are ready to enter the workforce and tackle the challenges of developing and implementing engaging curriculum and training materials.

The program is also an excellent choice if you are a mid-career professional looking to enhance your instructional skills.

Career outlook for Integrated Learning Design

The Canadian Occupational Projection System predicts steady growth in the field of adult education and instructional design, with more positions available than qualified job seekers for the 2017-2026 period.

UFV's Integrated Learning Design can open the door to fulfilling careers in a variety of sectors, including private training establishments, community agencies and governments, K-12, or post-secondary education.

After completing the ILD certificate, you may find work as a learning designer, instructional designer, training and development consultant, workplace trainer, e-learning developer, curriculum designer, or group facilitator. With additional credential or work experience, you may advance to positions such as college and planning instructor, vocational school administrator, public health educator, or education consultant.