CHIYF-DP Child and Youth Care

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.
      and
  2. Nineteen Years of Age
    • You must be 19 years of age or older before September 30th in your year of registration
      and
  3. Academic Communication (ACA) or English Language Assessment (ELA)
    • Before applying, determine which assessment (ACA or ELA) is appropriate for your situation
    • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet required levels
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
      • If you meet one of the following English Language Requirements, complete the Academic Communication Assessment:
        • Successful completion of an equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction
          or
        • Completion of all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction but you did not complete three years of high school
          or
        • English Language Requirement Option 1 or 2
          or
      • If you do not meet the above English Language Requirements, complete one of the following approved English language assessments at the required levels:
        • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
          Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8
          or
        • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
          Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0
          or
        • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
          Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.0
        • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts.
          and
  4. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  5. Recent Volunteer or Work Experience
    • Submit a completed Child and Youth Care Program Volunteer/Work Experience form confirming completion of 40 hours of recent relevant volunteer or work experience.
    • Relevant volunteer or work experience means working specifically with youth-at-risk or vulnerable children in a therapeutic community based agency or a managed care program. This usually will not include work in daycare settings or camps.
    • To be considered recent, these hours must have been completed within the two years prior to application.
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying.  Submission of this item is due by July 15

If you are a graduate of RRC's Youth Recreation Activity Worker (YRAW) program you may apply for entry into Year 2 of this program.  In addition to being a graduate of the YRAW program, you must also meet  Regular Admission Requirement 4 as outlined above. 

If you are a graduate of the RRC/Ndinawe Child & Youth Care Worker (C&YCW) Certificate program you may apply for entry into Year 2 of this program.  In addition to being a graduate of the C&YCW program, you must also meet Regular Admission Requirement 4 as outlined above. You will not be assessed an application fee if you submit a paper application form to one of the College's Student Service Centres within 30 days of graduating from C&YCW and identify yourself as a C&YCW graduate.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in one credit of:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of applicaiton, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 3 through 5

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

Prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to terms 2, 3, and 4, you will be required to submit the following:

  • Certification in Basic First Aid with CPR Level C and AED
  • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)
  • An original official Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check (provincial)

If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program.

If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.

For more information visit https://www.rrc.ca/supports/student-records/police-information-check/

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