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Grade 12 and equivalent OR Mature student status (19 years of age or older). Non native English speakers require proof of score of 60% on ULI ESL testing (or equivalent from other standardized testing mechanisms). International students need to pass an interview with ULI admissions department.

"This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training."

Caregiver with Patient

Caregiver Diploma

The Caregiver diploma is an intensive program designed especially for preparation to provide personalized care to children and older adults. The program will give the knowledge and develop the attitude, approach and skills critical to the well-being, comfort, safety and health of the clients. Caring for children and adults prepares students to provide companionship, assistance with keeping appointments, medication reminders, assistance with household chores, and encourage and assist in participating in an active and healthy lifestyle.


940 hours

Medical Terminology for Caregiver  60 hours

Caregiver – An Introduction  60 hours

Communication & Interpersonal Skills as a Caregiver 60 hours

MS Word Level 1 & 2  60 hours

MS Excel Level 1 & 2  60 hours

MS Outlook Level 1 & 2  60 hours

Growth & Development, Body Systems, Common Diseases & Health Conditions  140 hours

Personal Health, Hygiene and Care  140  hours

 Health & Safety  140  hours

Home Management and Professional Development  140  hours

Employment Readiness  20  hours

Courses may be modified or substituted as required to facilitate success in standardized testing or changes in standardized requirements. Alternate courses may be chosen to replace exempted course requirements based on experience and/or testing results. There is voluntary additional support available with the instructor at $50/hour. Course delivery subject to enrollment and may be altered.

"This program is not recognized by the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry and graduates are not eligible for registration"

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