English language requirements

Practical Nursing/Access to Practical Nursing

Students who are applying to VCC's Access to Practical Nursing or the Practical Nursing programs must meet specific English language requirements.

Please choose the option that applies to you:

Students who have completed three years* of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC's English 12 'B' and English Language Proficiency requirements by completing one of the following options:

* English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not considered in the three-year calculation

 

VCC requirements English 12 'B'

Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate English at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

Minimum 64%
Academic English 12 or equivalent Minimum 72%

 

Students who have not completed three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC’s English 12 'B' and English Language Proficiency requirements by completing one of the following courses AND one of the following assesments:

English or ESL coursesEnglish 12 'B'
Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate English at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction Minimum 64%
Academic English 12 or equivalent

 

Minimum 72%

 

VCC ESL Pathways 8
Listening and Speaking 8 (ELSK 0815)

AND

Reading and Writing 8 (ELSK 0820)

Satisfied

 

AND

 

AssessmentsEnglish 12
'B'

CELBAN
Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Listening: 10.0
Speaking: 8.0
Reading: 8.0
Writing: 7.0

IELTS
Academic module

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Listening: 7.5
Speaking: 7.0
Reading: 6.5
Writing: 7.0

Overall: 7.0

 

Proof of credentials

All applicants using external credentials (e.g. degrees, credits, or test scores) to meet VCC's English language requirements must provide proof upon application.

 

Questions?

See more options for meeting VCC's English Language Requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your program and want more information about VCC English assessments or courses, please contact Advising Services.