Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Fall Semester 2020 (September) and Spring Semester 2021 (January) Intakes:

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older.
  • One of the following:
    • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%;
    • Literary Studies 12 with a minimum 80%;
    • English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%;
    • A university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-" grade; 
    • A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1120; 
    • An "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110;
    • LET (Langara English Test) with a minimum score of 3;
    • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;
    • IELTS 6.5;
    • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110;
    • TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) with a minimum score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in reading and writing, and a minimum of 18 in speaking and listening; or
    • LEAP (Langara English for Academic Purposes) level 8. 

Program Requirements

  • Two letters of reference, written and dated within a year of application, preferably, one of which indicates successful recent experience in the care of children under six years, particularly with groups of pre-school aged children. The second letter may be a personal reference. Babysitting experience alone is not adequate. Preferably, experience means 20 hours of volunteer or paid work in a licensed childcare centre with children six years and under.
    If as a result of COVID-19 closures you have been unable to gain experience, please discuss your application with a department chair to determine flexibility for admission.
  • Current First Aid Certification. Once acceptance has been offered, a First Aid Certificate from an approved first aid training program must be submitted to the early childhood education department. Approved first aid training programs are listed in the Schedule C of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act under Child Care Licensing Regulations.
  • Criminal Records Review. All students in early childhood education programs in British Columbia must complete a Criminal Record Review prior to initial registration. Practicum agencies require evidence of a satisfactory Criminal Record Review. If you have a criminal conviction, you are directed to contact the Criminal Records Review Program with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Security Programs Division with regard to specific questions involving criminal convictions and the ability to register as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of reference
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable)

Note: Be sure to check the prerequisites for the arts and science courses that are part of this program. In particular, the English requirements for admission to the program may not satisfy all arts and science course prerequisite requirements.

Admission Requirements:

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Fall Semester 2020 (September 2020) and Spring Semester 2021 (January 2021) Intakes:

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older.
  • One of the following:
    • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum 67% (see note);
    • Literary Studies 12 with a minimum 67% (see note);
    • English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 67% (see note);
    • A university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-" grade;
    • A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1120;
    • An "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110;
    • LET (Langara English Test) score of 2 or higher;
    • LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;
    • IELTS 6.5;
    • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110;
    • TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) score of 80 or higher with a minimum of 20 in reading and writing, and a minimum of 18 in speaking and listening;
    • Successful completion of LEAP (Langara English for Academic Purposes) level 8. 

Note: Applicants who completed BC English 12, BC English Literature 12, or BC English First Peoples 12 prior to September 2019 may use these courses to satisfy this requirement.

Program Requirements

  • Two letters of reference, written and dated within a year of application, preferably, one of which indicates successful recent experience in the care of children under six years, particularly with groups of pre-school aged children. The second letter may be a personal reference. Babysitting experience alone is not adequate. Preferably, experience means 20 hours of volunteer or paid work in licensed childcare centre with children six years and under.
    If as a result of COVID-19 closures you have been unable to gain experience, please discuss your application with a department chair to determine flexibility for admission.
  • Current First Aid Certification. Once acceptance has been offered, a First Aid Certificate from an approved First Aid training program must be submitted to the Early Childhood Education department. Approved First Aid training programs are listed in the Schedule C of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act under Child Care Licensing Regulations.
  • Criminal Records Review. All students in early childhood education programs in British Columbia must complete a Criminal Record Review prior to initial registration. Practicum agencies require evidence of a satisfactory Criminal Record Review. If you have a criminal conviction, you are directed to contact the Criminal Records Review Program with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Security Programs Division with regard to specific questions involving criminal convictions and the ability to register as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of reference
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable)

Please note: students admitted to the Certificate in Early Childhood Education may transfer into the Diploma in Early Childhood Education. It is important to note that transfer students are required to meet the admission criteria and progression requirements for the Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Students planning to transfer into the Diploma in Early Childhood Education should consult with the Early Childhood Education department advisors.

Please refer to the program application dates in the Application Information section.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Summer Semester 2021 (May 2021) Intake:

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older.
  • One of the following:
    • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum 67% (see note);
    • Literary Studies 12 with a minimum 67% (see note);
    • English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 67% (see note);
    • A university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-" grade;
    • A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1120;
    • An "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110;
    • LET (Langara English Test) score of 2 or higher;
    • LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;
    • IELTS 6.5;
    • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110;
    • TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) score of 80 or higher with a minimum of 20 in reading and writing, and a minimum of 18 in speaking and listening; or
    • Successful completion of LEAP (Langara English for Academic Purposes) level 8.

Note: Applicants who completed BC English 12, BC English Literature 12, or BC English First Peoples 12 prior to September 2019 may use these courses to satisfy this requirement.

Program Requirements

  • Attendance at one Langara College Early Childhood Education program information session.
  • Two letters of reference, written and dated within a year of application. One of which indicates successful recent experience in the care of children under six years, particularly with groups of pre-school aged children. The second letter may be a personal reference. Babysitting experience alone is not adequate. Experience means 20 hours of volunteer or paid work in licensed childcare centre with children six years and under.
  • Current First Aid Certification. Once acceptance has been offered, a First Aid Certificate from an approved First Aid training program must be submitted to the Early Childhood Education department. Approved First Aid training programs are listed in the Schedule C of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act under Child Care Licensing Regulations.
  • Criminal Records Review. All students in early childhood education programs in British Columbia must complete a Criminal Record Review prior to initial registration. Practicum agencies require evidence of a satisfactory Criminal Record Review. If you have a criminal conviction, you are directed to contact the Criminal Records Review Program with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Security Programs Division with regard to specific questions involving criminal convictions and the ability to register as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of reference
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable)

Please note: students admitted to the Certificate in Early Childhood Education may transfer into the Diploma in Early Childhood Education. It is important to note that transfer students are required to meet the admission criteria and progression requirements for the Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Students planning to transfer into the Diploma in Early Childhood Education should consult with the Early Childhood Education department advisors.

Please refer to the program application dates in the Application Information section.

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • You must hold an Early Childhood Education Certificate or Diploma from an approved institution or a valid Early Childhood Education Registry Early Childhood Educator Licence. (See Langara College Early Childhood Education Diploma Program)

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission form.
  • Official transcript indicating completion of an Early Childhood Education Certificate or Diploma or an official copy of your Early Childhood Education Registry Early Childhood Educator Licence.

Application and Supporting Documents Deadline

  • April 15 for the September intake.
  • September 30 for the January intake.

Late applications will be accepted if space is available.

Program Notes

  • For information regarding regulatory requirements for registration as an Early Childhood Educator in BC, please see the Early Childhood Information webpage at www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/ece or call 1.888.338.6622.