Ten Reasons to Choose StFX
(1) The Original
The Diploma in Adult Education has guided more than 7,000 training professionals over 30-plus years. In fact, our Diploma was the first of its kind to be recognized as an International / National Program of Excellence.*
over 6,000,000 km, criss-crossing the country more than a thousand times
(3) Designed for Working Professionals
The six modules can be completed part-time in approximately 1 year. Learners complete 3 consecutive days of training plus a 20-hour assignment for each of the first five modules. The sixth module is a self-directed training project.
We are known for providing effective, practical skills to new and veteran training professionals. Our learners can apply rigourous training standards immediately after finishing each module.
(5) The Standard
Learners complete the same modules, so they are able to speak the same language and to work together as a team following uniform training methodologies.
(6) Employer Recognized
Some 5,000-plus employers send their staff to our Diploma program or hire our graduates. SaskPower has sent more than 100 staff. Valeant Pharmaceuticals has a StFX wall of fame. Global Afairs Canada has sent its Centre for Intercultural Learning staff since the early 1990s.
(7) Experienced Facilitators Our facilitators are industry professionals. They are successful practitioners with decades of real-world training experience to share.
(9) University Credit
The Certificate (Modules 1 through 5) carries 6 StFX academic undergraduate credits. The Diploma (Modules 1 through 6) carries 12 StFX academic undergraduate credits. (Compare to those public and private institutions that offer professional development in adult education with no university credit value.)
(10) Recognized by the Institute for Performance and Learning
IPL. the national training professional association, awards 1 year of work experience credit for the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation to StFX Diploma graduates.