Downtown Vancouver College Campus

Welcome to the Sprott Shaw Downtown Vancouver College Campus!

Situated in the heart of Vancouver, our Downtown Vancouver college campus is located at the corner of Pender and Howe. Also known as Sprott Shaw Pender, our Downtown college’s central location and proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, shopping centres, bus stops, and SkyTrain stations make it the perfect location to start your studies.

Sprott Shaw College in Downtown Vancouver takes great pride in its dedicated instructors and accelerated educational programs that help our students enter the workforce quickly. Smaller class sizes foster a feeling of community and provide a higher level of communication between students and instructors. We are proud of our graduates and the rewarding careers they have built throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Our Downtown Vancouver college also benefits from being centered in one of the most lively cultures in the country. With its enviable mix of big-city conveniences and stunning natural scenery, there are few better places to start your career. Mountain ranges, sprawling parks, and ocean views are only a short drive away. Need a break from your studies? We’d recommend checking out English Bay, Stanley Park, or Grouse Mountain!

Looking to learn more about our college in Vancouver or a specific program? Contact our advisors today or book an in-person tour and we would be happy to help!

Our Downtown Vancouver college campus (also known as Sprott Shaw Pender) is one of our two college campuses in Vancouver, BC. For more information about our East Vancouver campus, click here.

What People Are Saying About Sprott Shaw Downtown Vancouver:

Su Hyun KangSu Hyun Kang
01:35 12 Jul 24
I've been so happy for being mahvash's student. She helps student a lot whenever they are struggling with the lecture. Thanks to her, I can suceesfully pass each course as I understand everything regarding it. I do appreciate her hardworking:)
arash madaharash madah
04:28 24 Jun 24
I have learned a lot with my best teacher, Ms. Mahvash. I had awesome experience and I enjoyed her class. She had great knowledge. Thank you
23:21 23 Jun 24
Mahvash uses different teaching methods to help everyone learn. Her lectures are clear and well-organized, making them easy to follow. She asks interesting questions and encourages discussions, which keeps the class engaged and helps us understand the material better. She is a wonderful instructor.
Sepideh MohseniSepideh Mohseni
17:53 23 Jun 24
I had ECE course and wonderful experience with my greatest teacher Mahvash. She created a positive impact on my life. She motivated me to love the subject she was teaching, always interested in helping and supporting me. I highly recommend her. Thank you
04:01 04 Jun 24
I completed the ECE Basic course at Downtown Campus. I was able to successfully complete the practicum with professional and active support from Karen and positive and warm feedback from Mahvash. I am so grateful to them.
Anita AntanaskovićAnita Antanasković
17:00 15 May 24
I enrolled to take ECE course and I had an amazing experience mainly because of my amazing teacher Mahvash. She help me through my schooling from start to finish. She is very understanding and educated and I always felt her guidance was positive and I highly recommend her
06:59 10 May 24
I am currently enrolled in the ECE course at the Downtown campus. Today, I received the Best Student certificate.My English skills are not the best, but I was able to have fun when doing the different assignments and presentations thanks to my instructor Mahvash. Her lectures are very interesting, and they kept me motivated to go to every class since the beginning of the course for the past 7 months. I will be starting my practicum soon. I will truly miss Mahvash and the class.
03:51 30 Apr 24
I feel so grateful to this college, I got so many support from My instructor Mahvash, and Karen during my stressful period, I feel like they are the lights shining and guiding me to the right direction!
Jien LeeJien Lee
21:23 11 Apr 24
Shamal MudiyanselageShamal Mudiyanselage
19:44 15 Feb 23
Hai, I’m shamal doing BAM with co-up. It’s being only 3 weeks with my collage and I’m having amazing time. Appreciate all the help from staff and international office as well. My first class teacher mr.Anderson he is a great teacher. With Kes he is very helpful with our current course. I recommended to anyone who willing to have such experience with amazing teachers and collage please joing and explore your dream.
00:44 03 Feb 23
I took a ECEA course at SSC pender! I like this school's teachers!! They helped me a lot.I graduated and got an ECEA certification finally!Thank you so much.
AthenaYaoyao WuAthenaYaoyao Wu
02:24 27 Jan 23
I completed the ECE diploma in this school. Practicum coordinator Karen Abalos helped me a lot. She provided me with many suggestions to successfully complete all practicum ! ! I recommend this school to everyone !
22:39 26 Jan 23
I have recently graduated from this college. I can say for sure I spent one of my precious and memorable times of my life in ECE class. Our instructor Mylyn Nuguid was not only an awesome teacher, but also a supportive friend to us. She was patient, respectful and so thoughtful. She helped us reach our goal in this beautiful journey.
Candy GamaCandy Gama
22:38 23 Jan 23
I just finished Early Childhood Education at Sprott Shaw College in West Pender downtown Vancouver. I have learned so much in my classes with Ms. Mylyn Nuguid. She paces the class just right so you feel challenged but not overwhelmed. In her classes Ms. Nuguid asks questions and gets the students to respond which is both fun and promotes faster learning. She provides both a great mix of listening, speaking and practical learning activities and a very safe, supportive learning environment. As a student, you feel pushed to learn and try out new competencies, feel safe and supported in doing so and gain valuable feedback that helps you to improve. It has been a great experience. She is a very thoughtful teacher who puts a lot of thought into how she presents the materials, her lessons were engaging, useful, and she was very patient with everyone in class always encouraging her students to try. I would highly recommend her. Ms. Nuguid, from the bottom of my heart, i would like to say I can’t thank you enough for all your hardwork for all of us to be a good in what we do, we did it! 😘😘😘
May AgcaoiliMay Agcaoili
23:18 09 Feb 22
My instructor in this educational institution is exceptional. She goes way beyond in order to assist and accommodate us. She patiently teaches us the modules and she makes sure that she would review with us before and after every quizzes. The course may be challenging but because of the dedication and patience of my instructor-Mindy Thandi, I am more motivated to learn. Thank you Mindy! 🙂 The other staffs have been very approachable and kind. They have been a big help to us. I very much appreciate the assistance.
Katrina PunoKatrina Puno
22:01 09 Feb 22
Campus is clean and easy to locate. Our instructor Mindy is an absolute gem. She is very professional, patient, knowledgeable, and it is really easy to follow the class' discussions when she teaches. She can get the class engaged even when we do it online. If only we can have her as a Lab Instructor too. We have learned so much from her and she always is available for any of our questions. Our class is really lucky to have her.
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Programs Offered in Downtown Vancouver:

From health care to early childhood education, our Downtown Vancouver college has numerous programs available to help you start your career. Popular programs at this campus include Early Childhood Education, Tourism & Hospitality, Business Administration & Bookkeeping, Office Administration, and more. As with all of our programs, our instructors prioritize hands-on, practical experience to ensure that you have the skills you need to thrive in your career. Be sure to ask about the practicum and job placement assistance programs we have available!

Our college in Vancouver also features a range of health care and nursing-related programs for those looking to start their career in the healthcare industry. Diploma programs for Practical Nursing and Health Care Assistants are always enrolling new students and can help you start your career in under 2 years!

Curious about a specific program? Not sure which career path is right for you? Our advisors are here to help! Get in touch with an advisor today!

For a full list of programs being offered at our college in Vancouver, BC, click here. 

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The Sprott Shaw Downtown Vancouver Advantage: 

Like all Sprott Shaw College locations, our Downtown Vancouver campus is fully-accredited and all programs are government-approved. When you study at Sprott Shaw, you can expect the following advantages: 

Monthly Start Dates & No Waitlists* 

  • Tired of scheduling your life around university waitlists and when courses are being offered? Us too! It’s why we have regular start dates to ensure that when you are ready to start building your career—we are too!

Graduate Faster with Accelerated Programs 

  • We get you into your field faster than public schools. Earn your diploma in under 2 years with our accelerated programs.

Experienced Instructors & Hands-On Learning 

  • Our curriculums and experienced instructors provide the hands-on experience you can depend on in your field. 

Practicum Placements Available 

  • Practicum and Job Placement assistance is available for most of our programs. Our graduates complete their diplomas with the knowledge and work experience needed to get hired.

Lifetime Refreshers and Employment Services

  • We stand by our students and our programs. Need a refresher course or help to get a job post-grad? Our team is here for you no matter when you completed your program.

For tuition help, speak with our advisors to review the different financial options, scholarships, and grants available for you. 

*Some programs may have short waits between monthly start dates

What Our Downtown Vancouver Students are Saying: 

“My instructor in this educational institution is exceptional. She goes way beyond in order to assist and accommodate us.”

– May A.

“Instructors are very supportive. We have a small cohort that is very supportive. I wouldn’t be successful in the program if not for the tremendous support of my classmates, instructors, and our Practical Nursing coordinator.”

– Marie Y.

“If you’re interested in the ECE field, Sprott Shaw College is the place to go!”

– Joanah P.

“The instructors are smart and approachable. The school is very accessible.”

– Sharon Y.

Early childhood educator instructor standing in her classroom.

Virtual Tour of the Vancouver Downtown Campus

If you have any questions about our Downtown Vancouver college campus, program availability, funding options, or anything else, reach out to our academic advisors today and get the answers you’re looking for!

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Sprott Shaw College respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples on whose unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories we live and work.

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L’Hermitage Hotel
Best Western
Sheraton Wall Centre
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society
Cannon Group
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Meet Our Downtown Vancouver Instructors 

Brenda R – Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing (PGCN)

I began my nursing career in 1981 when I became a nurse at Vancouver General Hospital. Over the years, I have been a clinician, teacher, front-line worker, and even ran my own private practice. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master’s in Counselling, and am a Registered Nurse (RN).

Julie G – Practical Nursing (PN)

Over the course of my career, I have several years of nursing and nursing education experience in Alberta and BC. My teaching experience includes the BScN program at a university, Royal Canadian Institute of Technology, and teaching and creating curriculum for Internationally Educated Nurses Program. My nursing practice includes acute care (ICU, burn unit), maternity, medical/surgical, and international public health. My academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing, and being a Registered Nurse (RN).

Ashok B – Business

I have a Master’s in Business Management and over 36 years of international experience working with Mazda, Whirlpool, Hallmark, and other companies across 19 countries. I am a member of the Surrey Board of Trades and sit on the International Trade and Education committees. My teaching experience includes being a visiting lecturer at various colleges and universities across Canada.

Frédérique B – Practical Nursing (PN)

I have been in the nursing field since 2005, mostly in acute care, and have been instructing in classroom, lab and clinical settings since 2015. I am also part of the PN curriculum team. I have my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received my licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Jeffrey S – Hospitality & Tourism

I hold my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and my Provincial Instructor Diploma. I have 18 years of student-focused teaching and learning in several post-secondary private and public institutions, 25 years of hospitality experience in hotels across the United States and Canada, and 7 years of senior management experience with the Alma Mater Society at a local university.

Kristel P – Practical Nursing (PN)

In 2009, I completed my licensed practical nursing (LPN) program and graduated from Sprott Shaw as the valedictorian. After this, I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and have worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal. With 10 years of nursing experience, I decided to pursue my passion for teaching and came back to Sprott Shaw to teach.

Tena G – Practical Nursing (PN)

I graduated from the Registered Nurse (RN) program in Alberta and have over 25 years of experience in healthcare. Over the course of my career, I have held a variety of nursing positions in both the acute hospital and long-term care settings as a staff nurse, patient care coordinator, patient services manager, accreditation coordinator, and director of care. I am currently the Practical Nursing Coordinator at Sprott Shaw.

Irrin J – Strategies for Student Success (SSS)

I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master’s in Social Work, and Master’s in Psychotherapy and Counseling. Before moving to Canada, I was a school counsellor for over 4 years in Dubai and continue to offer that support to students at Sprott Shaw.

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