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Teaching for Learning in Applied Education

Share your expertise through education and inspire students to be successful.

You’re an expert in your industry, now equip adult learners with the skills and confidence they need to reach their career goals.

Combine your expert knowledge with effective teaching-for-learning skills and help a network of enthusiastic students become educational leaders that make a difference in their communities and around the world.

The Teaching for Learning in Applied Education program (TFL) builds the foundational skills needed to effectively train and teach adults in an applied learning environment.

This post-graduate program focuses on combining your subject matter expertise with teaching-for-learning techniques and educational technology, giving you the tools to help adult students achieve career growth and success. Learn to build effective lesson plans, incorporate diverse perspectives, foster equity through Universal Design for Learning techniques and create engaging, practical learning experiences.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
    Post-Graduate Certificate
  • Program Delivery
  • Intakes
    Fall, Winter and Spring
  • Program Length
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $2,900 – $3,400
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Part-time Delivery: Flex Ed Benefits

Flexible education is at the core of RRC Polytech’s part-time programming. Take advantage of a wide variety of programs, courses, seminars and workshops that help you quickly get the skills you need, when and where you need them.

Advance, Change or Start Your Career

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

Learn on Your Schedule

Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

Take Classes Online or in Person

Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.

Quickly Register for Courses

Registering for a part-time program at RRC Polytech is as easy as adding courses to your shopping cart. Our academic advisors will happily help you find the perfect program.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Instructors
  • Trainers
  • Facilitators


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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Build confidence and get real-time feedback from caring and experienced instructors through practice teaching sessions.
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Learn to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and content into your lessons and teaching methods.
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Develop interactive lessons that engage learners and nurture deeper understanding.
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Promote equity, diversity and inclusion in your learning environments, lessons and assessments through Universal Design for Learning techniques.
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Transition from industry expert to professional educator, combining your prior experience with valuable teaching skills.
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Seamlessly weave technology into all aspects of your teaching.

Graduate Success

Our grads are leaders in teaching for learning, equipping adult students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to reach their career goals. TFL grads teach at RRC Polytech, Assiniboine Community College, University College of the North and private vocational institutes and organizations throughout Manitoba.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

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The skills learned at RRC Polytech are valued across the province and give graduates the opportunity for a stable income as they start – or change – their careers.

100% – New Grads Hired

Join a thriving community of professional adult educators inspiring students throughout Manitoba.

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Build your skills alongside a network of enthusiastic peers and industry-experienced instructors in close-knit, engaging classes.

“As someone who came straight from industry with little training in adult education, TFL gave me tools and techniques that I could immediately apply to become a more effective instructor.”

Roberta Anderson – Instructor
RRC Polytech

“The layout and content of the course have helped me, as a new instructor, feel so much more confident in my classroom.”

Arleigh Mackenzie – Instructor
RRC Polytech

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

TFL is encouraged, if not required, by many post secondary institutions and industry partners. Instructors require TFL training to teach at Red River College Polytechnic, University College of the North and Assiniboine Community College. If you are interested in furthering adult education, we encourage you to apply – no previous teaching experience is required.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Adaptable
  • Challenge-driven
  • Empathetic
  • Level-headed
  • Planner


  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Lifelong learning
  • Organization
  • Problem solving


  • Teaching
  • Facilitating
  • Instructing
  • Students

All the Information You Need


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Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

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Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

Get Started with RRC Polytech

Start Your Application

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

Future Student Events

Explore our upcoming information sessions and events to learn more about our programs and to get your questions answered.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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