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Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate


Develop the skills to work with people who have exceptional needs, helping them acquire educational, social, vocational, recreational and personal life skills. This employment-ready eight-month certificate will prepare you for a career working in schools and community agencies.

Students who complete the program may choose to ladder directly into year 2 of the Human Services Diploma program.


Graduates help individuals in learn educational, social, vocational, recreational and personal life skills. Opportunities exist for jobs such as education assistants and community support workers.

Admission Requirements

Limited admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Two letters of reference

Required supplementary documentation

 If you don’t meet the requirements

You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the requirements of this program.

» Talk to a student recruiter about your options. You may be eligible for free tuition. Or learn more about upgrading.

Next Steps

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