Adult & Tertiary Teaching (Level 4)

Do you want to take your facilitation skills from ordinary to extraordinary?

New Zealand Certificate in Adult & Tertiary Teaching (Level 4)

DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR FACILITATION SKILLS FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY

The Adult and Tertiary Teaching 4 programme provides essential foundation skills, knowledge and attributes for those engaged in adult and tertiary teaching or training.

WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME?
  • Learn the foundation skills and techniques to become a great educator/trainer
  • Increase confidence in your role
  • Get the best from your training sessions through effective planning and engaging delivery
  • Create learning environments that are fun, and value diversity and participation
  • Complete a qualification while still working
WHO SHOULD ENROL?
  • Trainers/Facilitators/Community Educators wanting to increase their skills and knowledge.
  • Workplace systems trainers wanting to increase their training skills.
  • Team members responsible for on-boarding new staff in the workplace.
WHEN IS THE NEXT INTAKE?

In 2022 we will have intakes starting in April and August.

Enrolments are now open, so secure your place as fully funded spaces are limited.

IN WHICH REGIONS WILL THE PROGRAMME BE DELIVERED?

The programme is delivered in various regions throughout New Zealand, provided that minimum learner numbers are met.

You are also able to join as part of an online group, where face-to-face sessions are facilitated via Zoom.

FEES
$0.00 - Fully funded by the government for New Zealand citizens and residents.
ENTRY CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS
  • New Zealand citizen or resident.
  • Must be able to facilitate training sessions with a group of at least 3 adult learners.
  • Full support from your manager, supervisor, or senior colleague.
  • Regular access and use of a computer with reliable internet.
  • 24 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above (10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits); or a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or equivalent workplace experience.
  • Learners who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.
MANAGERS COMMITMENT
  • Actively support and encourage your team member throughout the programme (including pre-course goal setting and assessment sign-off).
  • Allow flexibility within work hours to attend all face-to-face sessions and complete the required learning activities.
  • Monitor your team members’ progress and achievement of assessments and provide additional support where necessary.
PROGRAMME INFORMATION

So that you can balance your work, family, and study commitments, the four modules of the programme are delivered over a 12-month period, part-time.

CREDITS: 40

PROGRAMME DURATION: 12 months (part-time)

TIME COMMITMENT:  NZQA guidelines suggest up to 400 hours of total study time for a 40-credit programme. This is the equivalent of approximately 9 hours study per week. Depending on your previous experience and academic achievement, this may vary to a certain degree of total study time for a 40 credit programme, this is the equivalent of 9 hours study per week.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY

This programme is delivered via blended learning and a flipped-classroom model.

What is blended learning?

  • Blended learning combines both online learning and face-to-face sessions.
  • Online learning will include readings, watching videos, using interactive media, quizzes, taking part in online discussions and completing assessments.

What is a flipped classroom?

  • A flipped classroom is where learners are introduced to content (often online) prior to attending face-to-face sessions.  When attending face-to-face sessions (in person or via Zoom), this content is then put into context.

How many sessions do I attend?

  • There are five full day face-to-face sessions to attend throughout the duration of the programme.
  • The remaining hours of learning are completed online, in your own time over 12 months.
MODULES/CONTENT

Module 1: Principles and theories of adult learning
Describing principles and theories of adult learning. By the end of the module you will be able to:

  1. Describe principles and theories of adult learning in terms of how adults learn in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.

CONTENT TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How adults learn
  • Introducing learning theories
  • Learning/teaching approaches based on the learning theories
  • Considering learning styles
  • Understanding the Aotearoa New Zealand teaching/learning context
  • Relating the theories, frameworks, and principles to your own teaching context

Module 2: Planning for delivery
Planning for the delivery of learning sessions for adults. By the end of the module you will be able to:

  1. Identify learning outcomes for adult learning sessions
  2. Select adult learning session content
  3. Plan delivery processes of adult learning sessions

CONTENT TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Engaging adults in learning
  • Sharing thoughts on teaching and learning
  • Identifying stakeholder and learner needs
  • Identifying learning outcomes
  • Demonstrating cultural awareness
  • Developing training content
  • Considering physical resources
  • Assessment
  • Self-reflection, peer reflections, tutor feedback and feed forward
  • Reviewing and evaluating learning sessions

Module 3: Delivering the learning session
Delivering learning sessions for adults. By the end of the module you will be able to:

  1. Prepare for and deliver learning sessions for adults.

CONTENT TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Accessing and preparing physical resources
  • Creating an inclusive environment
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Barriers to learning
  • Learner-centred approach
  • Lesson delivery

Module 4: Reviewing and evaluating
Reviewing and evaluating teaching practice and identifying areas of improvement. By the end of the module you will be able to:

  1. Review, evaluate and identify areas of improvement for own adult education teaching practice.

CONTENT TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Determining what to evaluate
  • Designing effective evaluation
  • Reviewing your own teaching practice
  • Developing an action plan to improve your own teaching practice
UNIT STANDARDS

US 29690 (v1) – 6 Credits
Describe principles and theories of adult learning

US 7093 (v5) – 10 Credits
Plan for delivery of learning sessions for adults

US 29692 (v1) – 14 Credits
Deliver learning sessions for adults

US 29693 (v1) – 10 Credits
Review, evaluate and identify areas of improvement for own adult education teaching practice

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