Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Spring Semester 2022 and Fall Semester 2022 Intakes

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 2

Additional Requirements

Applicant Notes

  • Applicants must carefully review all of the Information and watch the presentation on the ECE website in lieu of an in-person Information Session.
  • Letters of reference are to be 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page. 

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Spring Semester 2023 Intake and onwards:

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 2

Additional Requirements

  • Information session
  • Two letters of reference
  • Current First Aid Certification
  • Criminal Records Review 

Program Notes

  • Letters of reference are to be 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Spring Semester 2022–Fall Semester 2022 Intakes:

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 3

Additional Requirements

  • Two letters of reference
  • Current First Aid Certification 
  • Criminal Records Review

Applicant Notes

  • Letters of reference are to be 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.
  • 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 on the Application Information page.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Spring Semester 2023 Intake and onwards:

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 3

Additional Requirements

  • Information session
  • Two letters of reference
  • Current First Aid Certification 
  • Criminal Records Review

Applicant Notes

  • Letters of reference are to be 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.
  • 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 on the Application Information page.

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

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, or ECE Certificate to Practice
International Applicants: Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, or ECE Certificate to Practice

Applicant Notes

  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • 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.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.