Admission Requirements

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate 

  • High school diploma with a minimum 50% in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2.
Field Placement Requirements
  • A criminal record check (with a vulnerable sector check) is required and you are responsible for requesting one through the RCMP in your hometown. The cost may vary. Based on the information received, students may be denied entrance into the program.
  • You may be required to possess a current First Aid in Childcare Certificate and may require a Child Intervention Records System (CIRS) check.
  • Applicants must be in good health.

Early Learning & Child Care Diploma

  • Successful completion of the Early Learning and Child Care certificate program or an equivalent with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
Field Placement Requirements
  • A criminal record check (with a vulnerable sector check) is required and you are responsible for requesting one through the RCMP in your hometown. The cost of a criminal record check varies among detachments. Based on the information received, students may be denied entrance into the program. 
  • A Child Intervention Record System (CIRS) check is also required. This can be done at any Children's Services office. You should consult your provincial government services for the nearest available detachment.
If you didn’t graduate from an Alberta high school, please refer to the English, math and science
 
If you don’t meet the admission requirements, please refer to admissions testing.

For further information call 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8579 or in Vermilion 780 853 8579.

Graduation Requirements

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate

When you successfully complete the requirements listed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, you will be awarded a Certificate in Early Learning and Child Care.

Early Learning & Child Care Diploma

When you complete the requirements listed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, you will be awarded a Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care.