PLAR Candidates MUST 1st apply via EECD! (click here for link)

NEW!!! FAST TRACK to launch your ECE career

16 Month ECE Diploma Program Online

  • 16 months to complete
  • Daytime classes
  • Delivered online 
  • 4 hours a day / 5 days a week
  • Four 4-week practicum placements 
  • Graduate with Level Two or Three
October 4th, 2021

FAST TRACK for experienced ECEs

ECE Diploma Program with PLAR (see below)

  • 14 months to complete
  • Study from home
  • 100% Delivered online 
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm (Tue, Wed, Thu)
  • Plus 26 additional hours of modules & training
  • 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 Level Two or Three
  • Starts Spet 7th, 2021

Streamlined Level One

Online ECA Level One Certificate

Top features

  • 9 months to complete
  • Evening classes
  • Delivered online  
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm / 2 evenings a week
  • Two guided workplace experiences 
  • Graduate with Level One*
January 2022 & July 2022

Accelerated & In-Person

On-Site ECE Diploma Program

Top features

  • Accelerated 12 month program
  • Daytime classes
  • Delivered on campus
  • 5 days a week
  • Four 4-week practicum placements 
  • Hybrid classroom for online/remote learning (sick-days/lockdowns) 
  • Graduate with Level Two or Three
September 7th, 2021

*With required DEECD orientation

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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!




Course Descriptions

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

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