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Education Assistant Diploma (Inclusive Education Support Worker)

The Education Assistant Diploma program prepares students to work as an education assistant and inclusive education worker, alongside the classroom teacher, supporting children and adolescents with disabilities, diverse abilities, and educational support needs. As an EA you become a crucial asset to the education system and play a key role in the success of these children and youth.

The Surrey Community College EA Diploma Program is a 5 month program. This program includes 200 hours of practicum experience right here in Surrey Schools. This allows you to build peer to peer connections, gain hands-on experience and prepares you to be “ready to work” upon graduation. Our dedicated instructors also provide supervision and support throughout the entire practicum experience. With support so close at hand, any questions or assistance you may need will be quickly provided.

Upon graduation you can expect to feel fully supported, educated, and qualified to start your new and rewarding career uplifting our communities’ by supporting learners and assisting teachers. 

Consultations are by appointment only, but not mandatory, please call 604-595-6077 to discuss your questions.

We begin accepting applications for the February 2024 cohort in October 2023 (until seats are full), and begin accepting applications for the September 2024 cohort in March 2024 (until seats are full). Once seats are full, we will start a waitlist for the program in case any students decide to withdraw or do not meet the tuition deadline. Please note that Police Information Checks should be completed on or after the initial admissions opening date, for example, do not get your police check prior to March 1st if you are applying for the September cohort so that the police check is still valid when your program begins.

Application and other resources can be found on the How to Apply page.

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