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Additional Qualification Courses and Programs

Additional Basic Qualifications, Additional Qualifications and their prerequisites are organized according to their purpose and content.

Who provides AQ courses?

Approved providers throughout Ontario. The College does not offer AQ courses.

What do AQ courses cover?

Content is based on AQ guidelines issued by the College, including:

  • the theoretical foundations for the course
  • learning approaches
  • education and teaching strategies used
  • assessment approaches
  • collaborative practices with learners, families and colleagues, including:
    • supporting dialogue
    • fostering partnerships
    • sharing decision-making
    • leadership.

Review of AQ Course Guidelines

The College reviews AQ guidelines. This process includes literature reviews, surveys, writing teams and other approaches. Reviews involve members of the profession, the public and educational partners.

Draft AQ Guidelines

Draft AQ policy guidelines are posted online as part of the provincial review and validation process. Members of the profession, the public, learners and educational partners can provide feedback.

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