COVID-19: UPDATE

Public post-secondary institutions in BC are prepared to welcome new and current students for classes in Fall 2020 through a variety of learning methods while continuing to adhere to public health guidelines.

In addition to their current services for students, institutions are also developing supports to ensure a smooth and successful transition into the new learning methods for their programs.

Our Helpdesk will remain available to answer any questions or concerns regarding applications.

Please find links to post-secondary institution websites regarding their response on COVID-19 in our FAQs.

Please find the Ministry of Education regular updates regarding COVID-19 here: Safe & Healthy Schools.

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Basic Education (Beginning Skills to End of Grade 8)


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Continuous

  • Campuses
    Broadway

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Term Based & Self Paced
  • Tuition Estimate
    No Tuition + $55 fees per term
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $10 - $50 per term
  • Credential Granted
    Statement of Completion
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

This is a developmental program.

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out VCC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: $35

1) Program Admission Requirements

Non-Academic

  • be at least 18 years old
  • attend an interview with Basic Education Department staff and participate in a reading, writing, or math assessment. (Bring any special tool or device needed for writing in Basic Education classes [eg - computer])
  • understand and speak or use English
  • recognize and write some letters of the English alphabet
  • answer questions on reading material at your level of understanding
  • be able to work co-cooperatively in a group learning environment or independently in a self-paced learning centre 
Admission Advice

Applicants:

  • not admitted to the program will be referred to the VCC program that best meets their needs.
  • who need more work on oral language skills will normally be referred to ESL programs.
  • who are deaf or hard of hearing will normally be referred to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.
  • who are visually impaired will normally be referred to the Visually Impaired Program.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

All applicants are required to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom.

Check individual programs at VCC for English proficiency requirements. 

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

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

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Students transfering between post-secondary institutions in B.C. may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to find program transfer credits or BC Articulation Handbook for entrance requirement equivalencies.

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC, you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.871.7000.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC, you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.871.7000. 

Mature Student

You must be at least 18 years old (unless you have graduated from Secondary School) to meet the general admission requirement for VCC. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

VCC International provides helpful information for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For information about applying to VCC, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.