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National Certificate in Adult Education and Training

National Certificate in Adult Education and Training

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Designed for people working in adult education and training in Aotearoa, this online programme provides the foundation to becoming an effective educator.  If you are delivering adult education programmes and assessments in training environments such as wānanga, private training
establishments, polytechnics, workplace training or distance learning, then the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training will broaden your understanding of the needs of adult learners. Develop the skills to design learning sessions, tailor the way you train individuals and groups of adults, and evaluate sessions.

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to training adults in workplaces or further training in adult education;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the sector as appropriate;
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for training adults in workplaces or further training in adult education.

Part time study is recommended for this programme which is unit standards based (totalling 60 credits) and comprises of four compulsory units, four elective units and a choice between two units on delivery of culturally safe and inclusive learning.

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COURSE DETAILS
Location/s: 
National, Online
Start Date: 
Information Below
Finish Date: 
Information Below
Intake Details :

 

Total Fee for 2017:

There are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen, resident/permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a course related cost for resources per credit of study undertaken and textbook/s if required.

2017 Cost

$7.00 per credit for resources
(e.g. $420 for the 60 credit course – includes GST)

Fees must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

 

N.B. The above fee for resources does not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.

 

Duration

  • 17 weeks full time
  • Up to 2 years part time
  • Intakes are 17 weeks

Intake

Applications Close

Start

Finish

Intake 1 30/01/2017 13/02/2017 25/06/2017
Intake 2 13/03/2017 27/03/2017 06/08/2017
Intake 3 12/06/2017 26/06/2017 05/11/2017
Intake 4 27/07/2017 07/08/2017 16/12/2017

 

 

Delivery Mode:
Online
Total Fee for 2017:
$420
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
18 years
Minimum Qualification/s: 
  • Currently engaged in tutoring in a tertiary organisation; or
  • Able to gain access in an adult learning environment, where they can apply and assess strategies in an actual learning and teaching environment; or
  • Have training or facilitation responsibilities within a workplace; and
  • Have an aspiration to commence an adult training, development and education focused career; or
  • Have a desire to apply their education and training skills and knowledge within an adult learning environment; or
  • Have a wish to develop a career as supervisors, workplace trainers, administrators in the field of adult education and training in Aotearoa; and
  • May be required to:
    • Attend an interview, or if they live at some distance from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi campuses, complete a telephone interview; and
    • Meet the English Proficiency Outcomes as stated below in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 if ones first language is not English
Additional Information: 

Part time study (up to 2 years, 4 intakes)

Part time study is recommended for this qualification.

The intakes selected should not overlap, for example select intake 1 and 3, or intake 2 and 4. The number of credits selected per intake should depend on work, whanau and other
commitments. Students may complete papers in any order, however it is recommended that US 4098 is studied in the first enrolment as it acts as a foundation for the other papers in the
programme.

Compulsory papers – complete all of the following:

  • US7102 Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical models of adult learning (Level 5) 6
    credits
  • US7097 Facilitate interactive learning sessions for adult learners (Level 5) 10 credits
  • US7093 Design learning sessions for adults (Level 5) 6 credits
  • US20469 Evaluate adult learning sessions (Level 5) 5 credits

Elective papers – select a minimum of 30 credits from the following:

  • US7100 Manage learning events for adult education and training (Level 5) 8 credits
  • US11551 Moderate assessment (Level 6) 8 credits
  • US11552 Design and evaluate assessment materials (Level 5) 8 credits
  • US7110 Improve own professional knowledge and practice in adult education and
    training (Level 5) 8 credits
  • US4098 Use standards to assess candidate performance (Level 4) 6 credits

Elective papers – choose ONE of the following:

  • US7091 Establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults in New Zealand’s cultural setting (Level 4) 4 credits
  • US26009 Establish a culturally safe and inclusive multicultural learning environment for adults (Level 4) 3 credits

The following is a guide only:

Students may do fewer or more papers, time permitting:

First intake:

  • US 4098
  • US 7091 or US 26009
  • US 7102

Subsequent intakes:

Any of the following three combinations in no particular order:

  • US 7093 and US7097
  • US 7100 and US 11551
  • US 11552 and US 20469

Full time study (17 weeks, one intake)

Full time study is completing all 60 credits in one intake. However, due to the nature of the
assessments in the programme it is assumed that students will be working at least part time and therefore full time study is not recommended. Full time acceptance into the programme will be guided by the Programme Coordinator.

 

Study load

As a guideline, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours of study within an intake period. For example, 30 credits requires approximately 18 hours of study per week, 60 credits requires approximately 35 hours of study per week. The hours specified may be higher during periods of assessment.

All papers selected within a particular intake must be completed within that intake.

All courses require you to have a computer and internet access.

All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located online through the eWānanga Learning Management System.

Students are required to use their Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi webmail only for all
eWānanga communications.

Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online
eWānanga learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Kaitiaki or Facilitator Assistance

During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to kaitiaki or facilitators, who
endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their kaitiaki or facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have NOT emailed their kaitiaki or
embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be
withdrawn from the programme.

Career Opportunities

At the successful completion of this programme, graduates will have demonstrated competence in the design, delivery, assessment, evaluation and moderation of adult education and training courses suitable for training environments such as wānanga, private training establishments, polytechnics, workplace training or distance learning.

Further Study

Graduates of this certificate may be interested in further study with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

  • National Diploma in Adult Education and Training (Level 6)
  • Bachelor of Education – Teaching (Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Humanities (Level 7)
Course Code: US11551
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Moderate assessment (Level 6) 8 credits
Description:

This unit standard is intended for use by experienced assessors who wish to extend their skills and knowledge of assessment. People credited with this unit standard are able to: moderate assessment materials; verify assessment decisions and follow moderation administration requirements.

Application criteria: Candidates need access to two complete sets of assessment material including one set with four marked student scripts.

Assessment: Three assessments are to be completed.



Course Code: US11552
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Design and evaluate assessment materials (Level 5) 8 credits
Description:

Students who complete this unit are able to design and evaluate assessment materials.

Application criteria: Candidates need to have access to a moderator, preferably someone who holds US 11551 and/or US 4098 and has extensive adult training experience.

Assessment: Candidates will design assessment tasks and the accompanying assessment schedules for differing styles of assessment (short answer tests, practical observations, written assessments, etc.).



Course Code: US20469
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Evaluate adult learning sessions (Level 5) 5 credits
Description:

At the completion of this unit students are able to demonstrate knowledge of learning session evaluation aims and methods; prepare for the evaluation of adult learning sessions; implement and analyse learning session evaluations and review the evaluation process.

Application criteria: Experience tutoring or teaching is required.

Assessment: Four assessments are to be completed.



Course Code: US26009
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Establish a culturally safe and inclusive multicultural learning environment for adults (Level 4) 3 credits
Description:

People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify diverse cultural needs for a multicultural learning environment and establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults. This unit standard is for people wishing to teach or train adults in an environment outside New Zealand.

Application criteria: Candidates must have access to adult students.

Assessment: Two written assessments and several discussion boards.



Course Code: US4098
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Use standards to assess candidate performance (Level 4) 6 credits
Description:

People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for and conduct assessment; complete assessment administration and review the assessment practice.

Application criteria: Candidates must have access to full sets of assessment material (assessment instruments, assessor guidance notes, and assessment schedules) for the standards that they will be administering assessments for.

Candidates need to have access to someone qualified as a workplace assessor or an experienced tutor to observe them conducting an assessment. An appropriate observer is someone who:

  • Holds unit standard 4098 or is able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in assessment, or
  • Be a subject matter expert with experience in adult teaching, or
  • Be a supervisor or manager with experience in adult teaching.

Assessment: A portfolio will be submitted as evidence of the candidate planning for, conducting and reflecting on the administration of an assessment.



Course Code: US7091
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults in New Zealand’s cultural setting (Leve
Description:

People credited with this unit standard are able to identify diverse cultural needs in a New Zealand learning environment and establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults. This unit standard is for people wishing to teach or train adults in New Zealand.

Application criteria: Candidates must have access to adult students.

Assessment: Four written assessments and several discussion boards.



Course Code: US7093
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Design learning sessions for adults (Level 5) 6 credits
Description:

People credited with this unit standard are able to define learning outcomes for adult learning sessions; select learning session content; plan delivery processes of learning sessions; design assessment activities for learning sessions and plan a review of learning sessions.

Assessment: Three lesson plans are required.

It is recommended that US 7093 & US 7097 are studied concurrently. If enrolling separately US7093 should be completed first.



Course Code: US7097
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Facilitate interactive learning sessions for adult learners (Level 5) 10 credits
Description:

People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to facilitate, facilitate and review interactive learning sessions for adult learners.

Application criteria: Students must have access to a group of adult students and an appropriate observer. An appropriate observer is someone who:

  • Has held unit standard 7097 for 3 years or more or has an Adult Education training qualification.
  • Be a subject matter expert with experience in adult teaching, or
  • Be a supervisor or manager with experience in adult teaching.

Assessment: Assessments consist of three lesson plans. An analysis for each of the lesson plans is required and one lesson plan needs to be observed by a qualified and experienced instructor/trainer who trains adults. An observation form must be filled out by the observer and signed by both parties.

It is recommended that US 7093 & US 7097 are studied concurrently. If enrolling separately US7093 should be completed first.



Course Code: US7100
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Manage learning events for adult education and training (Level 5) 8 credits
Description:

At the completion of this unit candidates will be able to plan, organise and review learning events. This unit standard is relevant to staff within organisations providing adult education and training. It applies both to organisations for which the provision of adult education and training is the core business activity and to organisations where education and training support the core business activity.

Assessment: Two assessments are to be completed. This unit also requires the completion of discussion boards.



Course Code: US7102
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical models of adult learning (Level 5) 6 credits
Description:

At the completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of at least three theories of adult learning and critically analyse the concept and application of learning styles within adult learning contexts.

Assessment: Two essays of 1500 words.



Course Code: US7110
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Improve own professional knowledge and practice in adult education and training (Level 5) 8 credits
Description:

People credited with this unit standard are able to: critically reflect on own practice in adult education and training; work with stakeholders to improve own professional knowledge and practice; and review own professional knowledge and practice.

Assessment: Learners are required to complete two assessments consisting of a reflective journal and a portfolio.