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Get the Skills to become an Education Assistant

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Disclaimer – This diploma is delivered by Bay River College, a preferred partner of the Bredin Group.

33 Week* Educational Assistant Diploma

This program, delivered in partnership with Bay River College, will give our students the skills to focus and provide special attention to children with physical, learning, or emotional needs. Our students will learn to build and manage a team with leadership and avoid conflicts. The student will develop all the necessary skill that is required to work under a class teacher.

Students will also acquire knowledge of educational ethics, and maintain healthy relationships with pupils and parents. They will learn how to assist a class teacher during the class as well as help him to prepare the material required for his future lectures. They will learn to build new strategies and how to apply those strategies to the children for making them learn fast and easily.

Local Tuition Fees – $14,000

International Tuition Fees – $15,500

The best way to see if Bredin College is the right fit for you is to come in and tour the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a tour now!

Become a Qualified Education Assistant

The Education Assistant Diploma Program from Bredin College in partnership with Bay River College provides hands-on training with essential classroom skills such as team building, leadership and conflict resolution, and pupil observation and assessment

Course Information

Classes are led by dedicated professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you will train on industry-current information and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Introduction to Education System Infrastructure
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Child Development: An Introduction
  • Behaviour Support & Interpersonal Communication Fundamentals
  • Observation & Behavioural Management
  • Introduction to an Inclusive Classroom
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Team Building, Leadership and Conflict Resolution
  • Fundamentals of Written Communication
  • Supporting and Adapting Curriculum
  • Supporting Students with Exceptionalities & Use of Assistive Technology
  • Crisis Intervention and Prevention
  • Job Search Strategies

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and ability required to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of interesting educational settings, including:

  • Child/Youth Care Centers
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Summer Camps related organizations

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Real-World Training

Education Assistant students at Bredin take part in a 200-hour practicum experience through trusted college partners who understand the value of Bredin’s training. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working support professionals.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

In alignment with regulations and recommendations from the Ministry of Advanced Education (PPC Branch), Bay River College is the Designated Learning Institute (DLI) for this program.

Get Help to Fund Your Education

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESPs. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

Our instructor made the course a lot easier; he is very patient; he takes his time to explain and makes sure everybody understands. His method of using real-life experiences to explain makes it easier to assimilate.


This diploma is delivered by Bay River College, a preferred partner of the Bredin Group. This program is licensed to Bay River College and is delivered in its entirety by Bay River College in accordance with the Private Career Colleges Act of Alberta, 2005 S.O. 2005 CHAPTER 28 and the Private Vocational Training Act. Any student enrolled in this program will be under the direction and instruction of Bay River College and must comply with Bay River College policies, procedures, and requirements. This is including and is not limited to both domestic and international students.

Is a Rewarding Career in Education Right for You? Get More Info…

If you are interested in learning more about a career as an Education Assistant and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call:

Calgary 780-784-2020
Edmonton 780-784-2020
Spruce Grove 780-571-8692
Red Deer 403-967-1070