Programs At A Glance 

One Year Program

Online ECA Level One Certificate

Top features

  • 1 year to complete
  • Evening classes
  • Delivered online  
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm / 2 evenings a week
  • Two guided workplace experiences 
  • Graduate with Classification Level One
  • Next class begins January 2021
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Two Year Program

Traditional ECE Diploma Program

Top features

  • 2 years to complete
  • Daytime classes
  • Delivered in person 
  • 9am-4pm / 5 days a week
  • Four 4-week practicum placements 
  • Graduate with Classification Level Two or Three
  • Next class begins September 2021
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NEW!!! FAST TRACK to launch your ECE career

Online ECE Accelerated Diploma Program

Top features

  • 14-16 months to complete
  • Daytime classes
  • Delivered online 
  • 1pm-5pm / 5 days a week
  • Four 4-week practicum placements 
  • Graduate with Classification Level Two or Three
  • Class Full - News Dates To Be Announced
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FAST TRACK for experienced ECEs

Online ECE Diploma Program with PLAR (see below)

Top features

  • 12 months to complete
  • Study from home
  • 100% Delivered online 
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm (Tue, Wed, Thu)
  • Practicum completed in your workplace 
  • Receive 50% credit toward course content and practicum through PLAR (see below)
  • PLAR process (see below) made simple through hands-on staff and peer support
  • Graduate with Classification Level Two or Three
  • Class Full - News Dates To Be Announced
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Are you an experienced ECE?

Understanding PLAR 

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) allows the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you have already gained through on-the-job training, formal education, and life experience to be assessed and counted as credit toward your ECE program.  

In other words, you already have a lot of the expertise that makes an ECE successful. Our team will work with you to help you demonstrate your expertise and gain the recognition you deserve.

The NSCECE uniquely specializes in PLAR with a staff facilitated and peer supported model that allows you to demonstrate your prior learning and receive credit for 50% of your program's content. 
Having your previous experience recognized saves you time and money by not having to retrain in skills you already have!

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