Canada

Diploma in Social Services

Canada

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford, Canada

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About Course


Key information
Duration
: 2 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 17.00 CAD / Per Year
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.5/9 | TOEFL 80/120 | PTE 60/90
Exam Intake
: Sep
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • Diploma in Social Service Worker

  • Participate in two supervised practica with community-based agencies and schools.
  • Program eligible for financial aid
  • The Social Service Worker diploma is a two-year, 62-credit program that prepares students to work in social service agencies and schools. Graduates work in a variety of settings, including corrections, family support, Indigenous services, mental health, residential care, settlement services, substance use, and women’s services.

    View the program outline for the Social Service Worker diploma

    Indigenous Focus

    The Social Service Worker diploma – Indigenous focus prepares students to work in culturally safe ways with Indigenous Peoples in social service agencies and schools. Graduates practice from a place of cultural humilty and develop an understanding of the impact of colonization on Indigenous communities. 

    View the program outline for the Social Service Worker diploma – Indigenous focus

    Both streams of the Social Service Worker diploma provide students with employment-related skills while earning university-level credits towards a Bachelor of Social Work or other degree. Graduates interested in becoming social workers may seek employment as a social service worker before going on to complete a degree.

    The number of transfer credits in each stream depends on students’ choice of courses. Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended.

    Students may pursue the Social Service Worker diploma on a full- or part-time basis.

    Assessment of prior learning is available for qualified students.

  • CAREER EXPECTATIONS

    The British Columbia 2025 Labour Market Outlook identifies social work as a high opportunity occupation with excellent projected employment rates.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    View the Social Service worker diploma entrance requirements and the Social Service worker diploma — Indigenous Focus entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.

Entry Requirement


  • Applicants must have All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE/Indian School Certificate (awarded by CICSE)/Higher Secondary School Certificate/Senior Secondary (12th Class) Examination
  • Applicant must be high school passed.

Application Process


  • nternational students are advised to apply as early as possible for a better selection of the program. The university invites students from all over the world to experience quality education at the University of the Fraser Valley. Note that the application portal for international students is different from that for domestic students.

    Application PortalOnline Portal

    Application Fee: Undergraduate: 150 CAD, Graduate: 250 CAD

    Basic Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Official high school or post-secondary transcripts depending on the program you are applying for.
  • Valid Passport
  • English language proficiency test scores of tests like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.
  • International students may need their transcripts to be evaluated before submitting them to the institute.
  • Students applying from India still in high school can submit a copy of transcripts from Grade 11.
  • Course-specific requirements for graduate programs like work experience, personal statement, letters of recommendation, writing sample, etc.
  • English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    All international applicants who do not have English as their primary language of instruction will need to provide scores of English proficiency tests like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, etc. Scores vary depending on the type of program you are applying for. Thus, students are requested to check the minimum scores required depending on their program type. The following table demonstrates the minimum scores required for degree and diploma level graduate and undergraduate programs.

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