Confederation College

Child and Youth Care

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Program Information

School:Confederation College
Faculty:Community Services
Field of Study:Child Care Provider/Assistant
Description:Sometimes, life can be overwhelming. You can create meaningful change in the lives of children and youth experiencing challenging life contexts by becoming a Child & Youth Care professional.

Confederation College’s Child and Youth Care (CYC) advanced diploma program will give you the skills and knowledge needed to relate to, engage with and empower vulnerable children and their families. Through a wide range of courses including trends in child and youth care, sociology of family, youth substance use and marginalized youth and crisis experiences, you will be provided with a solid foundation to engage relationally while being developmentally responsive, trauma-sensitive and self-reflective. You will also gain a strong understanding of issues of oppression and racism, along with approaches to support health and wellness for Indigenous youth. An ability to foster resilience and self-advocacy with young people and their families will contribute to achieving social justice and be the cornerstone of your professional identity. Field placements will give you on-the-job training in a variety of environments.
URL:Child and Youth Care at Confederation College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Program Requirements (for domestic students):
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level.
  • or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment.
  • or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED).
  • or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE).

    If you do not meet these admission requirements, we encourage you to consider the College Access or General Arts and Science Certificate or General Arts and Science Diploma programs or Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE); if you successfully complete one of these programs, you will be eligible to apply to programs in the Community Services area.

    Program Requirements (for international students):
  • A high school/senior secondary diploma; original transcripts as well as a notarized, translated copy must be provided where applicable.
  • English Proficiency; academic IELTS: 6.0, no band lower than 5.5, except for students from India who must have no band lower than 6.0 to meet SDS requirements.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 19, 2022

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