Certificate in Caregiver Program

  • Brief Program Description

    This course has been developed mainly to train caregivers/support workers who are going to work with
    infants/children with various physical and emotional abilities or status, and improve their communication skills.
    Caring for an infant provides a valuable service to the mother because it enables her to have more time and energy
    for herself and her family. The learners will have extensive knowledge of taking care of young and mothers and how
    to work and communicate effectively with family.

  • Duration and Delivery Mode
    • 12 Weeks, Combine,

Admission Requirement

  • Applicants must provide proof of meeting English language competency requirements. (Please refer to the language proficiency policy.)

Language Competency Requirement

  • Applicants must be at least 19 years of age prior to the start of the study period OR must have graduated from grade 12 (or equivalent).
  • Applicants must have ONE of the following as proof of Language Proficiency OR Gateway College English Placement Test
  • English as Mode of Instruction from prior education (3 Consecutive Years): Minimum grade C is required
  • Standardized English Language Test ReportFor applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of one of the following test scores
English Proficiency Test Overall Score Speaking Listening Writing Reading
IELTS* 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
CEPIP* 5 5 5 5 5

* The test result is valid for two years.



Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion.

Starting Dates

Year 2024:  April 18  / July 01 /  September 09

If the program is full at the time you wish to register, please register for the next available start date. In the event of cancellations or transfers, we will move students ahead accordingly. This is done on a first come first serve basis and we cannot hold a seat without a deposit.

Career Occupation Caregiver, Personal Aide, Personal Care Attendant, Child Care Provider, Nanny

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to: • Provide person-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual client. • Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of clients and families. • Provide personal care and assistance in a safe, competent and organized manner.

Learning Objectives 2

Understand moderately complex social exchanges (such as expressions of and responses to gratitude, hopes, appreciation, complaints, disappointment, satisfaction, dissatisfaction, approval and disapproval). • Understand moderately complex directions and instructions for technical or non-technical tasks. • Understand moderately complex communication intended to influence or persuade (such as requests, reminders, orders and pleas) in situations related to personal or general experiences. • Understand short group interactions, discussions and meetings on generally familiar topics. • Understand extended descriptive or narrative monologues or presentations about personal experiences, general knowledge or familiar work-related topics, even when some information is presented out of sequence. • Participate in less routine social conversations for many everyday purposes (such as expressing and responding to appreciation, complaints, satisfaction, dissatisfaction and hope). • Participate in routine phone calls