VCC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP)

The Provincial Instructor Diploma provides the instructional skills to teach adults in private and public post-secondary institutions in BC. PIDP credits are transferable to many universities. The program consists of seven courses and a final practicum. Vancouver Community College offers courses all over the province including several on BCIT's Burnaby campus.

For information or registration, call Vancouver Community College at 604-871-7000 ext. 7488 or 7499.

Who is eligible for funding?

This financial support is available to any FSA member, full-time or part-time who is currently teaching at BCIT and has completed the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) or the equivalent Provincial Instructor Diploma Program's course PIDP 3220. (The ISW is offered at no cost year-round at BCIT in a variety of formats.) Financial support is also available for BCGEU part-time instructors.

If you are a full-time BCGEU Vocational Instructor, please visit the PD/CSD (Professional Development/Career and Skills Development) ShareSpace site for information about funding.

How does it work?

How do I apply?

How do I get reimbursed?

  1. Download the BCIT Travel/Professional Development Expense Claim form (FIN-21) from The Loop or through the Instructional Development Committee website and save to your desktop.
  2. Complete the FIN-21 pdf form on-line. Do not fill out the form in handwriting, except for signature/date of yourself or the authorized signer in the LTC.
  3. Save a copy of the FIN-21 for your files.
  4. Print the FIN-21 and sign and collect all the supporting documents of your claim such as below:
    • original detailed receipts for the VCC course and original textbook receipts. Original receipts must show your name, course description, amount and method of payment OR have the method of payment attached (credit card, point of sale receipt, or copy of credit card statement showing this transaction only).
    • If no method of payment is detailed on the original receipt (i.e. tape receipt produced by POS machine) please provide a copy of your credit card statement showing payment to VCC.
    • Documentation indicating successful completion of the course.
  5.  Send everything to the Learning & Teaching Centre, Attention: Faculty Development Co-ordinator.
  6.  The LTC will add the Org code and have it signed and forward to Finance for payment.
  7.  Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing and payment. Finance is very efficient when they have all the documents.

Transferring your ISW credits to the PIDP at VCC

If you have taken the PIDP 3220 (also called the Instructional Skills Workshop at BCIT) and you wish to continue on with the PIDP, follow these steps when applying for an exemption of credits:

If you cannot find your official ISW certificate from BCIT when applying to the PIDP:
Any application or exemption fees when applying for the PIDP will be reimbursed to you as per the BCIT reimbursement policy.