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Family Life Education (Cert)

Certificate (Cert)

Why choose the Certificate in Family Life Education?

Acquire the knowledge and skills to help improve the quality of life for families and individuals of all ages. Designed for those who are qualified in their own professions and wish to obtain additional training and practice in group leadership and small group dynamics; interpersonal relations and communications; and designing, facilitating and evaluating programs and workshops.

The aim is to increase knowledge and skills relevant to conducting family life education programs in service agencies, hospitals, schools, companies and religious institutions.

Program details

Program options

  • Certificate in Family Life Education (30 credits)

The Certificate in Family Life Education is designed for those who, although qualified in their own professions, wish to obtain additional training and practice in:

  • group leadership and small group dynamics;
  • interpersonal relations and communications;
  • designing, facilitating and evaluating programs and workshops; and,
  • prevention work with individuals and families.

Part-time basis

The courses in the certificate program are tailored to suit the needs of the mature student, and are designed for completion on a part-time basis.

Further academic study

Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied towards the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

See full degree requirements for this certificate in the Undergraduate Calendar

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
Course requirements for admission

None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.

You've sent your application from: Fall term deadline Winter term deadline
 Inside Canada March 1
Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
November 1
Not all programs are available for this term.
Please check program availability.
Outside Canada (International)  February 1    September 1

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

  • Program Planning, Design and Evaluation
  • Sexuality in Human Relations
  • Family Communication
  • Leadership in Small Groups

Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.

Career opportunities

Graduates are encouraged to apply to the following types of employers:

  • Community and social service agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Support group and volunteer organizations
  • CLSCs
  • Geriatric centres and residences
  • Drug and alcohol treatment centres
  • Schools and after-school programs
  • Mental health institutions
  • Women's and family centres
  • Community recreation centres
  • Religious organizations

Self-employment as a Family Life Educator is also a career option.

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