Entrance Requirements

This program is designed for individuals who have paid work or volunteer experience in settings which offer Life Skills training or counselling.

You must:

1. Possess good oral and written knowledge of English as evidenced by a post-secondary credential (certificate, diploma, or degree). Those lacking a credential must write the CPT and achieve a score of 60.

2. Provide typed résumé including extensive work history (3–5 years), and copies of professional or para- professional credentials.

3. Show a documented interest and experience in human services through two letters of reference from an employer or someone working in the field attesting to your suitability for coaching life skills. Letters should include:

    a. Examples of exposure to the kind of clientele group you wish to work with.
    b. Examples that show that you have successful life skills.

4. Provide a letter outlining your personal suitability for the program.

5. Provide a written statement from your doctor stating that you are in good physical and emotional health.

6. Give your permission for a criminal records check.

7. Attend an orientation session.

8. Have an interview with the program director to assess your personal suitability for working with people.

How to Apply

1. Obtain a UCFV application form from any Admissions and Records or Student Services office.

2. Submit the application form, along with the following documents to the Continuing Education office (address on form):

Documents required:

3. You will be notified of the date and time for an interview.

4. Upon acceptance, you will be given registration instructions.

Program Outline

Course Title Credits
LSC 501 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications 2
LSC 502 Group Skills  2
LSC 503 Career Counselling Skills 2
LSC 511 Introduction to Life Skills Programming 2
LSC 512 Instructional Techniques 2
LSC 530 Practicum 3
                                                       TOTAL: 13

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