Family Resource Practitioner – Advanced Certificate
Date(s) - Sep 3, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019
Northern Lights College
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The Family Resource Practitioner (FRP) Advanced Certificate provides education for personnel who support and assist parents of infants and young children in dealing with a wide range of challenges including child development, economic stress, adaptation to a new country and culture, separation and divorce, family violence, or mental wellness.
Certificate students will complete a unique offering of courses that will increase their ability to address family functioning and assist parents/caregivers with their children’s social, cognitive, emotional and physical development. The curriculum includes eight courses incorporating both cognitive and experiential learning, culminating in a final capstone project presented during the last course.
Admission to the program includes a pathway for ECEC and related HSW diploma graduates, as well as those who have experience working as a Family Resource Practitioner. For more information, please visit http://nlc.bc.ca/frp
The FRP Advanced Certificate enhances the career prospects of Family Support Practitioners, particularly those in prevention-focused parent/child engagement programs.
Location: NLC’s FRP Advanced Certificate is typically completed through a blended model of distance delivery, involving online and web/videoconference.
Length: The FRP Advanced Certificate can be completed over a one year period of full-time studies that may include a summer semester. Depending on available seats, part-time study is also an option. The program consists of 8 courses (360 hours). Each course is 3 credits, 45 hours.
Start: September to August for full-time completion in one year; part-time start dates may be available in September, January, and May. (Note: the EYPD calendar dates show September – December; that is for the first semester. Subsequent semesters are: Winter – January to April; Spring – May to August)
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Family Support Practitioners - New and Existing; ECEC Diploma graduates
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Depends on how many courses taken. Please see Registration link or email for more information
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ECEC Diploma, related HSW diploma or experience working in Family Support related positions
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