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Early Learning and Child Care Diploma ELCC Diploma

NorQuest College

NorQuest College
The ELCC Diploma program builds upon the ELCC certificate program. The second year of the program allows students the opportunity to complete a diploma parchment and provides students with further skills to enhance their leadership abilities. The diploma program will be delivered primarily face to face and in a hybrid model including face to face, on-line, and through video-conferencing.

Office of the Registrar
10215 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements
Admission into Year 1:
  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of the GED, with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts; Reading and Writing; or
  • Successful completion of COMM 1007
Admission into Year 2:
  •  Successful completion of NorQuest College's Early Learning and Child Care certificate or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP must have been completed within the two years prior to application to the program.  Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following:
  • CLBA overall score of 8, no section score below 7
  • CELPIP overall score of 8, no section score below 7
  • TOEFL iBT overall score of 84, with no section score below 21
  • IELTS Academic overall score of 6.5, no section score below 6.0
  • CAEL overall score of 60, with no section score below 60
  • Completion of ESLS 8000/ESLS 8100 and ESLW 8000/ESLW 8100 with a minimum 80%
  • Completion of ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861 with a minimum 50%
Note: Meeting the English language proficiency requirement does NOT exempt the applicant from meeting the English academic course work required for admission to this program.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,256.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,813.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,007.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated April 05, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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