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Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Online
  • Length
    Four Semesters
  • Tuition Estimate
    $4268 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2176 Year One
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by May 1 for Fall entry, October 1 for Winter entry, or February 1 for Spring entry.

Application Fee: $25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C)
  • English Literature 12 (C)
  • ENGL 050 (C)
  • ENGL 099 (C)
  • university-level English course (C)
  • NLC Writing Assessment

Non-Academic

  • questionnaire
  • letter stating your background, interest, and goals for taking the program
  • two current letters of reference (must be written and dated in the last year) verifying your personal suitability for working with young children
  • certificate of good health from your doctor
  • Criminal Record Check

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy NLC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, to enter the University Transfer Program you must have one of (minimum score):

  • A TOEFL score of 213 CBT or 79 IBT
  • An IELTS score of 6.5

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

 

Out-of-Province

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

BC Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details contact a NLC advisor.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details contact a NLC advisor.

Mature Student

To be considered a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least a year. As a mature student you do not need to be a secondary school graduate but will have to meet the specific admission requirements of your desired program.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

 

How to Apply

For details on applying to Northern Lights College check here.

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