Foundational Learning Instructor Program (FLIP)

0 Friday, February 17, 10:00 – 11:00
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Location: virtual

Region(s): North, West Central, East Central, Central, South, Edmonton (ECALA funded), Calgary (Calgary Learns funded), Other (I am not part of a CALP-funded organization)

Foundational Learning Instructor Program    (FLIP)

Foundational Learning Instructor Program    (FLIP)

Portage College and the Ministry of Skilled Trades and Professionals will be continuing and expanding our Foundational Learning Instructor Program. I am pleased to announce the renewal of the highly successful Literacy and Numeracy foundational instructor micro credential courses. These programs provide on-demand professional development for Foundational Learning providers.

How to register or get more information?

Registration is continuously open but is limited to 35 individuals per course. For more information about this program and to register, call toll free at 1-888-745-0719 or email Please feel free to visit our program website here for additional information. 

When does the program start and end? 

The current program opens January 9, 2023; however, participants can begin any time after that date. The online programming is asynchronous, with instructor support throughout the courses. The program will finish on June 15th, 2023 and the next offering will commence in the Fall of 2023.

How much does the micro- credential courses cost?

Offered at no-cost to CALP staff and volunteers - Thanks to the generous support of the Alberta Government. (Ministry of Skilled Trades and Professionals department).

Who is eligible for the program?

Any staff or volunteer currently working with an Alberta CALP is eligible to sign up.

What is a micro-credential and how does it work for participants?

Micro-credentials are short-term, flexible learning programs designed to provide industry-specific skills. These programs are typically made up of a series of smaller courses that culminate into a larger certification.

The Instructor in the Foundational Learning Micro-credential program has two specializations for participants - Literacy and Numeracy. Participants will begin their respective programs with a short introductory mini-course, and once completed, they will be able select a further six mini-courses based on their area of need and interest. Courses can be completed in any order, and participants can be work at their own pace. Each mini-course is expected to take between 7 and 10 hours to complete. All courses are facilitated by faculty with extensive experience in Adult Education.

Once all of the mini-courses have been completed, participants will work directly with our faculty to apply their learning to a unique case study through a capstone project. Each project will be unique, and will be driven by the participant’s unique CALP context. Learners will receive recognition for each course completed, and will receive a Micro-Certificate with their specialization once they have completed all required components.

Will this program be relevant to CALPs?

The Instructor in Foundational Learning micro-credential program was developed specifically for Alberta Community Adult Learning Programs. The curriculum is based on current provincial guidelines and both Federal and Provincial resources. Courses were determined through feedback from CALP’s, and designed in collaboration with the Community Learning Network.

If you have some time, please take a look at the video provided by Kaycee Madu, Deputy Premier and Minister of Skilled Trades and Professional, as well as the associated press release:

We hope you are as excited as we are about this program, and we look forward to working with many of you through this micro-credential program.