Early Learning and Child Care – Certificate or Diploma – Vermilion Campus

Admission Requirements

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate 

  • High school diploma with a minimum 50% in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2.
Additional Requirements
  • A criminal record 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.
  • 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).
Additional Requirements
  • A criminal record check is required. You request it through the RCMP. Based on the information received, students may be denied entrance into the program. You must contact the RCMP detachment in your hometown. The cost of a criminal record check varies among detachments.
  • 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 provincial subject equivalencies. If you don’t meet the admission requirements, please refer to special admissions.

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

Graduation Requirements

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate

Students successfully completing the requirements listed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 will be awarded a Certificate in Early Learning and Child Care.

Early Learning & Child Care Diploma

Students completing the requirements listed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 will be awarded a Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care.





 
If you are an Alberta high school student planning on a career in child care, you could get a $2,500 scholarship from the Alberta government. Check out details 
 High School Child Care Scholarship.

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