- Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals).
- Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment.
- For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here.
- Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
International students can meet the English requirement by completing or demonstrating one of the following four options:
- Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
- Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOEFL Score of 70 or Equivalent Standardized External Assessment, OR
- Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools, OR
- International students that can provide a Canadian transcript (or evaluated credentials) showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
- Parts I, and II (at the successful completion of Parts I and II the student will receive an ECE Basic Certificate) will be taken prior to III, IV and V
Note: No Diploma will be issued for this program without the successful completion of Part I and II.
- 70% average upon successful completion of all courses
- CPR, First Aid and FoodSafe, Emergency First Aid-Community Care – will be completed during the program
An Early Childhood Education Basic Certificate from Sprott Shaw College is given upon successful completion of all ECE Basic courses in this program.
After successful completion of this certified and approved ECE Certificate Program. Students will have to:
- Register as an Early Childhood Educator in BC.
- Apply to the ECE Registry for registration and provide the following:
- An official transcript issued by Sprott Shaw College of courses completed (photocopies not accepted)
- A letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s personal suitability to the field of Early Childhood Education and satisfactory completion of the required 500 hours of work experience, written by the supervising Early Childhood Educator
with whom the applicant worked
- Application can be made for a one-year certificate while obtaining 500 hours of work experience
- After completion of Part III, IV, and V, application may be made to the ECE Registry for Certification in Post Basic Children with Exceptionalities
- After successful completion of one of the following courses, application can be made for Assistant Status (EC100, EC110 or EC180)
- An Early Childhood Education Children with Exceptionalities Diploma from Sprott Shaw College is given upon successful completion of all courses in this program
Successful completion of any of the following courses – EC100, EC110 or EC180 individually or as part of a program will allow the student to apply for assistant status. Successful completion of EC100 includes attendance of a minimum of 90 instructional/classroom hours to be eligible for this certificate.
Child Care sites may require more current and/or additional CRC (for instance: RCMP) and/or other immunizations (to be done at student’s expense) prior to practicum and/or observing. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Practicum sites are subject to availability.
Practicum training may be conducted in shifts to accommodate placement facilities’ needs (such as 8-hour shifts). Necessary Ministry licensing requirements will be included in the curriculum and scheduled throughout the program.
Students can expect to complete 1 – 3 hours of homework per day.
ECCFACP Emergency Child Care First Aid and CPR Level C (1 day) (Comp/Inc)
FoodSafe FoodSafe (Comp/Inc)
* Early Childhood Education Children with Exceptionalities was reviewed and approved by the Private
Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary
Education and Future Skills.