Early Childhood Education Diploma

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the ECE Diploma?

You need to complete the Application for Admission form which is available for printing on our website at www.ufv.ca/ar. Please send the application along with a cheque.  It will be $45.00 if you have not attend UFV previously, and $20.00 if you have previously attended.  

If you have completed an ECE Certificate at a different post secondary institution, we will need your official transcripts from that institution, a copy of your certificate and a copy of your license to practice.

How much does it cost to apply?

It will cost $45.00 to apply if you have not attended UFV before.  If you have attend UFV previously, it will cost $20.00. You can send your “Application for Admission” form, and a cheque to Admissions and Records. If you want to apply in person, you can certainly do this as well. You also have a choice by paying with cash, cheque, Mastercard, VISA, American Express, or debit.

How much will this Diploma cost me?

We have this information outlined in another location under “Fees and Costs for the ECE Diploma Program. The tuition fees are subject to change every September.
You may want to update your tuition estimate by checking in the UFV calendar which is updated and available at www.ufv.ca/calendar.

How long is the Diploma program?

It depends if you want to attend part time or full time. If you want to take all the classes available for one speciality, then it will take you two semesters or one year to complete. If you start in Summer (May - June), you will then graduate the following June. There are three semesters, the Summer starts in May - June,  the Fall starts in September and ends in December. The 3rd semester is called Winter and it starts in January and ends in April. Check for Important Dates. It also includes the class days and the exam schedule.

What if I have completed my ECE Certificate at Langley College?

Langley college has closed and UFV have no agreement with them.

No more transfers will be permitted.  The time limit has expired.

If you want to check if you have met all the requirements you can contact the Department Assistant/Advisor located at the Abbotsford Campus.

Can I apply for the ECE Diploma if I have not completed the ECE Certificate?
‌ No, you must complete the ECE Certificate first before going on to the Diploma.

How are the classes scheduled in the ECE Diploma Program?

You can check the timetable to see how each course is scheduled at www.ufv.ca/

Go to 'Admissions"

Select 'Semester Info', then Timetable.

Our classes are offered in the evening to accommodate students who are working. 

Can I take the ECE Diploma Part-time?

The ECE Diploma Program is a part-time program. This means that the classes are in the evening. If you do not have a lot of time for classes, you can take as little as one class per semester.

When does the ECE Diploma start?

The program starts in the Summer Semester (May). However, we accept applications on a continual basis. If you plan to start in September we like to see the applications in January or February.

What are the requirements to be admitted to the ECE Diploma Program if I graduated from another institution? 

Complete an Application for Admission to the program which is available for printing on the web at: www.ufv.ca/ar. Select Forms. Complete the application with a cheque for $45.00 and hand it in to the Admissions and Records office.

  • An official transcripts from the post-secondary institution that you have graduate from the ECE Certificate. If you are a UFV ECE Certificate graduate, then you do not need to submit official transcripts, we have your records available.
  • A copy of your ECE Certificate (if you come from another institution)
  • A copy of your License to Practice. (if you come from another institution)

We do not accept any application from Private Colleges.

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