Caregiver Certificate

Course Detail

University Canadian Imperial College
Qualification Certificate
Study Type Online
Duration 6 Months
Intakes Fall | Winter | Spring
Total tuition fee (local) Please contact [email protected] 
Total tuition fee (foreign) CAD 9,650 / session (as of 2020) (Contact [email protected] for more information)


The Caregiver Certificate trains students to determine and meet their patients’ needs, such as illness, disability, or aging. Students will learn ways to help these individuals cope with and/or overcome their challenges. This program is beneficial to individuals interested to begin a health care career and to gain more knowledge in healthcare, as well as for those new to Canada, with prior knowledge or skills in healthcare as trained professionals.


  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Introduction to Caregiving
  • The Brain and the Mind
  • Perspectives on Health and Disability
  • The Human Body 1 & 2
  • Advance Theory for Professional Support Workers


  • End of Life Cycle
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • (Students will choose one compulsory elective along with three additional electives.)

Elective courses:

  • Providing Person-Centered Care and Comfort
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Caregivers of Older Adults
  • Caregivers of Youth
  • Caregivers of Brain Injury and Stroke
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • Physical Activity and Chronic Disability
  • Children with Severe Disabilities

Entry Requirements

International students are required to have the following qualifications:

  • A secondary school certificate or equivalent;
  • At least 19 years old (for mature applicants);
  • Has an Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics / Completion of the General Educational Development (GED) with a min. score of 450;
  • An equivalent Advanced Level Certificate for Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Mathematics;
  • Proof of subject-specific requirements for International transcripts.

English Language Requirement (IELTS) for non-English speaking countries:

  • Band 5.5 to 6.0

*Please contact [email protected] to learn more about the compatibility between your country’s education qualifications and Canada’s entry requirements