International Diploma in Intergenerational Learning (IDIL)

Dates of our next course: Monday 27th September - Sunday 21st November 2021 (please note the course lasts for 8 weeks however it includes a weeks break for the October holidays). Registration will open April 2021 (please watch for the announcement here and in our newletters).

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of intergenerational work, its purpose, impact and practical application to enable them to apply this within their own work. Students can complete their studies at times which are suitable to them as long as this falls between the start and finish date.

The course is open to all including: community workers, care home activity coordinators, nursery/playgroup staff, primary/secondary teachers, classroom assistants, community learning & development, social care professionals, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, leisure & physical activity professionals, employment advisors, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, librarians and third sector professionals of all backgrounds and levels.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this online training course students will:

  • Understand what we mean by intergenerational practice and projects and what they can achieve.
  • Understand the ways in which intergenerational practice and projects are of relevance in different contexts and situations and why they are so important in today’s changing society.
  • Understand how intergenerational practice and projects can contribute to more inclusive communities and workplaces.
  • Understand and recognise the importance of monitoring and evaluating intergenerational projects.
  • Understand some of the opportunities and issues, which can arise in monitoring and evaluating an intergenerational project.

Students will be able to:

  • Recognise and put into practice the practical and theoretical understanding they have gained through the course in planning intergenerational projects and centres.
  • Apply the standards of intergenerational work.
  • Successfully create opportunities and overcome some of the challenges, which may arise bringing different generations together.
  • Apply appropriate methods for the monitoring and evaluating intergenerational project.

Quotes

  • “I found this course easy to follow and navigate. Resources and tasks were in a logical order and extremely easy to access, without being too heavily reading based. The assignments and activities were the perfect balance of both open to interpretation with enough guidance to know you were on the right track. This enabled me to reflect on my own practice and complete tasks in the context of the work I am currently involved with. The forums and contact with other students was invaluable. The network of other industry professionals was of benefit to bounce ideas and share problem solving etc. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to a colleague or fellow intergenerational professional.”
  • “The course has focused my intergenerational practice and has given me confidence when engaging with others on how to deliver an intergenerational project relaying some of the do’s and don’ts for success.”
  • “I feel the course has given me the skills to be more confident when evaluating and has made me think more of what the aims and objectives of the projects are and how best to achieve them. It has given me more encouragement to set up new projects and inspire others in the way I have been inspired.”
  • “I really enjoyed undertaking this course and am very grateful for all the feedback that has been given throughout. The enthusiasm of the tutors for the course has been very clear from the outset and the encouragement they have given to students is one of the strengths of the course.”

Timescale
The course will run over a 7 week period consisting of three on-line modules taking approximately 75 hours to complete. Each student will receive support from a named tutor online.

Accreditation
The course is accredited through the International School of Postgraduate Studies at University of Granada in Spain and by the CPD Standards Office who will provide 50 hours of CPD if successfully completed.

If you would like to attend the course please register your interest by sending an email to Alison Clyde.