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Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care - Accelerated
Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care - Accelerated

Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care - Accelerated

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  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Completion of a 2-year or 3-year diploma, or a 3-year or 4-year bachelor's degree

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 80
  • PTE (Academic), 54, overall minimum
    50 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 105

Other requirements 

Clinical Pre-placement health form requirements and program policy

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet and complete all the mandatory Requisite health form requirements for this program. This will take up to 10 to 12 weeks to complete.

  • Students will need to process and provide proof of their medical records such as (MMR, Varicella, Hep B blood test reports/titers, Tdap shot valid every 10 years and Two Step TB Skin Test), a clear police vulnerable sector check renewed every year, Standard First Aid certificate renewed every three years and CPR level C renewed every year. This requirements must be submitted by the given deadline to ParaMed.

  • Students who do not comply with the program’s health policy and requirements will not be eligible to attend and are excluded from the field practicum which may jeopardize their academic standing and unable to graduate in this program.

  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check requirements and program policy (renew every year)

  • In compliance with the requirements of our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into field or clinical placement.

  • The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months. This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law.

  • Students are responsible for ensuring that the police vulnerable sector check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s).”

  • Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check.

  • Students who are unable to provide a “clear” police vulnerable sector check may not be able to start their field or clinical placement and therefore may be unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a “not clear” status will jeopardize their progress in the program. Our agency partners have the final decision for students being allowed to practice in their agency.

  • Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.

Course Information

Leadership Claims

This Child and Youth Care program has earned national accreditation from the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada, becoming the first of its kind in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area and the third in Canada to do so.

Program Overview

In the Child and Youth Care (Accelerated) program, you will have an opportunity to learn how to work effectively with at-risk children, youth and families who are experiencing developmental, mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Apply to this program stream if you have already completed a two- or three-year diploma, or a three- or four-year degree.

Code: C153

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Required Courses


  • semester courses

  • CYCS2011, Writing for the Profession

  • CYCS2030, Field Practice I

  • CYCS2034, Field Work Seminar I


  • semester courses

  • CYCS1050, Group Work with Adolescents

  • BST2003, Crisis Prevention and Intervention

  • CYCS2026, Trauma Informed Approaches

  • CYCS3016, Working with Families

  • CYCS3017, Mental Health

  • CYCS3020, Community Based Practices


  • semester courses

  • CYCS2035, Field Work Seminar II

  • CYCS2042, Human Sexuality

  • CYCS3018, Field Practice II

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Child and Youth Care graduates have found employment in:

  • treatment centres

  • group homes/residential placements

  • hospitals

  • schools

  • community-based treatment programs

  • shelters

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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