The Education and Training Diploma programme is designed to prepare competent, professional teachers/trainers for the education and training systems as well as for industry. This training has become important in light of various developments in industry and in the education system such as:
- The growing demand in industry for competent trainers to assist in the development of employees in various industries.
- The push by the MOEC towards having only trained, qualified teachers at all levels of the education system.
- The trend towards Jamaica becoming an important producer of trained, competent and professional teachers and trainers to fill vacancies locally and internationally.
- First Degree from a recognized institution
- Successful Interview
18 months (full time & part-time)
The programme is offered both on a full time and a part time basis on the main campus of the VTDI, which is located at Gordon Town Road, Kingston 6 and at the Mandeville Campus (Manchester Road, Manchester). It is offered on a part-time basis in Montego Bay on the grounds of the Montego Bay Community College.
Total Number of Credits
Programme Structure – Full Time
| Semester 1
|Perspectives in Education
Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Principles of Teaching and Learning 1
Theoretical Aspects of Training and Learning
|Teaching Practice 2/Training (4 weeks – September - December)
| Semester 2
|Foundations of Curriculum Development
Facilitating Online Courses
Instructional Development and Design
Principles of Teaching and Learning 2 (Science, Business and Information Technology)
Teaching Practice 1 (4 weeks – January – April)
|Delivering and Facilitating Training
Issues, Reading and Research in Specialized Areas
Creating and Sustaining Entrepreneurial Ventures
Introduction to Counselling
Practicum is divided into the following periods:
Teaching Practice 1 January - April 4 weeks
Teaching Practice 2 September – December 4 weeks
Teaching Practice 1 September to December 4 weeks
Teaching Practice 2/Training January to May 4 weeks