Lambton College

Child & Youth Care

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Program Information

School:Lambton College
Faculty:Child Services
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Youth Services/Administration
Description:

This program prepares students to work in a variety of agencies and organizations concerned with the complex challenges of children, youth and their families. Child and Youth Care practitioners utilize a relational approach, while working with children, youth and their families, building on strengths to facilitate positive change, while promoting resiliency, independence and self-advocacy. The ability to manage stress, present in a professional and dependable manner and work closely with others is key to succeeding in this field. This program is ideally suited for emotionally mature individuals with a strong desire to help children and adolescents in a time of crisis. Lambton College will prepare students for a rewarding and challenging career as a Child and Youth Care practitioner.

Lambton College gives students a superior experience by providing a three unique placement opportunities that can lead to future employment. Students enjoy small class sizes and personal attention, especially during practical work experience where academic subjects are put into practice in a concurrent supervised field placement. Field placements require a police record check including a Vulnerable Sectors Check.

URL:Child & Youth Care at Lambton College
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 

Applicants are required to have O.S.S.D. or equivalent with Grade 12 English C or U (minimum final grade 60%). Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5]
Application Notes : International applicants are required to have IELTS of 5.5; or passed Lambton Institute of English placement test; or successfully completed two years of secondary and/or post-secondary education in Canada or any English speaking country.

* 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 May 18, 2021