Admission Requirements

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate 

  • High school diploma with a minimum 50% in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2.
If you didn’t graduate from an Alberta high school, please refer to the English, math and science provincial subject equivalencies. 

If you graduated in Quebec with a Secondary School Diploma (DES), you must complete a Language of Instruction from Secondary V.

 

If you don’t meet the admission requirements, please refer to admissions testing. 
 
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.
  • A current First Aid in Childcare Certificate may be required.
  • An Intervention Record Check (IRC) may be required.
  • 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. 
  • An Intervention Record Check (IRC) may also be required.

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.