Adult Basic Education (ABE) Intermediate Program for Youth

Upgrade your academic training in a comfortable environment. Complete the ABE intermediate program and earn your Grade 10 equivalency while studying at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre, located off-campus. The ABE program will prepare you for Grade 11 studies at VCC or in the public school system, entry into a career program, or for employment. With individual, self-paced instruction in English, mathematics, science and social science, the learning environment in the adult basic education program is structured to meet the needs of young adults aged 15 to 18 years.

Broadway Youth Resource Centre
2780 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: 604.709.5640

Program Status

Accepting applications.
Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Self-Paced Varies ABE Intermediate Certificate Broadway Youth Centre Full-time

Apply Now

Apply Now

Online Fax / Mail In Person
If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and fax to 604.443.8450 Visit us at one of our campus locations.

After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

This program is available to young adults between the ages of 15 and 18 who are in need of academic upgrading but are unable to enter other educational programs. The program is open to any student who has been out of school for at least one year or who has permission from their secondary school principal confirming a need for this program. Students may be referred through community agencies, schools, parents or students themselves.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

English 10
ENGL 0751
0.0 credits
Math 10 - Part 1
MATH 0750
0.0 credits  course outline
Math 10 - Part 2
MATH 0751
0.0 credits  course outline
General Science 10
SCIE 0751
0.0 credits
Social Science 10
SOSC 0751
0.0 credits

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee $30
Tuition Fee Tuition free
Student Union Fee $25.18 per term
College Initiative Fee varies
Student Union Health Plan Fee $ 0.0
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $ 0.0
Other Costs Some textbooks and instructional materials are provided.

U-PASS $140 subject to eligibility.

Tuition Fee Calculator

Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students making advanced payments for programs/courses or installment payments for current programs, will be required to pay increased rates. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Earn your Grade 12 diploma, improve your literacy skills or upgrade your academic qualifications to pursue further study and start a new career.

VCC offers a range of academic courses for adults designed to meet individual goals. Attend an information session to meet our teachers, ask questions and learn how to apply for adult upgrading courses.

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