Lakeland College

Child and Youth Care

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Program Information

School:Lakeland College
Faculty:Human Services
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Youth Services/Administration

Connect with at risk youth and children. Learn how to support them and their families. Lakeland provides real world learning with 4 practicum placements in your 2-year program. You'll be placed at an agency, organization or school 5 days a week for 4 weeks. You might even do that practicum in an international location. Every other year you could broaden your perspective by working in a different country and culture. Experience the benefit of our unique-in-Canada animal assisted therapy elective.

Along the way you’ll develop knowledge and skills such as:

  • observing, reporting and assessing skills in case management situations
  • building therapeutic relationships
  • helping children and youth who have behavioural or learning difficulties
  • supporting family interventions
  • recognizing symptoms of abuse & addiction
  • building resiliency
  • working with children and youth in diverse settings
  • URL:Child and Youth Care at Lakeland College
    Length:2 Year(s)
    Cost per year:*
    International: $17,885
    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 a high school diploma with at least: 65% in English 30-1 or 80% in English 30-2. Out-of-province students or students who do not meet the admission requirements should refer to special admissions.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
    Application Notes : Lakeland College classes are taught in English, so you'll need adequate written and oral English skills to be admitted to one of our programs regardless of your citizenship status or country of origin. If English is your second language, you must show English proficiency through one of the following: 1. Meeting program admission requirements, 2. Admission by special status, or 3. An acceptable score on one of: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum of 86 on the iBT exam and a minimum score of 21 in each of the four tested areas. If your program requires spoken language proficiency you will need a minimum of 26 points in the speaking component; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - minimum score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score; CAEL (Canadian Assessment of English Language) - minimum score of 60 overall with at least 60 on each band score; MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) - minimum score of 80 with no component less than 76. Must include the speaking test.

    * 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 August 10, 2022