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    Early Learning and Child Care Diploma - Full Program

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    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

    STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
    Jan*EdmontonIn person
    Open
    Limited
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    QUICK FACTS

    Program length

    2 years

    Credential

    Diploma

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    TUITION & FEES

    Part-time

    Tuition and fees for part-time delivery will vary depending on the number of credits and courses taken.

    September


    Canadian
    Total: $10,563.00

    International
    Total: $28,346.99

     

    January


    Canadian
    Total: $10,437.00

    International
    Total: $28,220.99

     
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    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent; or
    • 60% in English for ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899
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    Admission Requirements

    Academic Requirements

    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent; or
    • 60% in ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899

    Conditional or provisional admission may be granted to applicants who are missing admission requirements after satisfying other conditions. See Admissions Process for more details.

    English Language Proficiency Requirements

    If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

    Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:

    • CLBA: no section score below 8
    • IELTS Academic: 6.5; no section score below 6
    • TOEFL iBT: 84; no section score below 21
    • CELPIP General: 8; no section score below 7
    • CAEL: 60; no section score below 60
    • minimum of 80% in ESLS 8000 or ESLS 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or ESLW 8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861

    Note: ELP is a separate requirement from the English academic admission requirement.

    Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

    The following is not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum. There may be additional costs associated with completing this requirement.

    • Clear Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check. The original Police Information Check must be submitted in person, or by mail. Photocopies, faxes, scans, or emails are not accepted. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.

    International students must obtain a co-op work permit before beginning the work-integrated learning component of the program. A medical exam may also be required. See Co-Op Work Permit for more information.

    Progression

    Students must attain a pass grade in each course to progress through the program.

    Graduation Requirements

    To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses.

    Honours Criteria

    • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
    • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses