and Language Assistant Program

Please contact Pacific Link College with questions regarding this program at 604-439-9255 Ext 104 or email


Program Overview


The accelerated Childcare and Language Assistant Certificate provides students with basic knowledge of working with children, including child development, early learning.


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It also covers regulatory environment, child guidance, health, safety, nutritional needs of children along with Responsible Adult, First Aid CPR and Foodsafe certificates in 12 weeks.

The courses are provided with a variety of activities via classroom, guest speakers, observations, in-class practice, and field trips.

Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, work as a team with a confidence to work with children with a full understanding and awareness of the regulations and policies specific to the workplace. The graduate will be confident in their decisions for their future career path or educational goals.

One of the requirements to work as an Early Childhood Education Assistant in a licensed childcare facility in BC is to be certified by the ECE Registry. The Childcare & Language Assistant Certificate program offered by Pacific Link College is not recognized by the ECE Registry. This means that upon graduation, students will have to apply for certification through the ECE Registry’s equivalency process. For more information about the process visit the ECE Registry website. 

The schedule and program end date are subject to change due to the student’s academic performance, course availability, academic breaks, additional electives, and study permit status.


Two Months of Theory Courses

Program Details

Responsible Adult Course Online | Head Start Online School

College Success Strategies and Orientation (20 hours)

Child Growth and Development: Foundations and Social Development (40 hours)

Child Growth and Development: Cognitive and Language Development (40 hours)

Guidance, Caring, and Behaviour Management (40 hours)


Health, Safety, and Nutrition (40 hours)

Foodsafe Certification (20 hours)

First Aid with CPR (20 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students Domestic Students
Tuition Fee $3,000 $2,170
Assessment Fee $250 $0
Application Fee $500 $400
Administration Fee $520 $0
Other Fee $300 $0
Textbook Fee $630 $630
Course Material Fees $300 $300
Total Fees $5,500 $3,500

Tuition refunds are based on policy stated in the college’s enrolment agreement and bound by the Private Training Act Regulation.



  • High school graduates or mature student status
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 10 level English or communications course (pass) or
    • IELTS 5.0 (4.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • TOEFL 35-45; or
    • PTE Academic (Minimum 29 Overall); or
    • CLB 5; or
    • CAEL 30; or
    • CELPIP 6; or
    • Duolingo 65-70 (; or
    • College entrance test (50% minimum); or equivalent
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with Pacific Link College admissions staff.

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Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate