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."
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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.
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.100 hours Exam Preparation may be included in total hours. There is voluntary additional support available with the instructor(s) 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"