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Life Skills Facilitator Certificate

The overall goal of this program is to enable participants to acquire the theoretical knowledge in interpersonal communications, work with groups, learn instructional techniques and life skills. Graduates of this program will have successfully demonstrated the ability to facilitate and monitor group processes, and to guide others to utilize effective communication, decision making and problem solving techniques. The program will be of interest to professionals and para-professionals currently employed in the human and social service fields.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (including English 12 with minimum 50% or alternatives) plus further post-secondary education (certificate, diploma or degree) in a related helping or social service profession

  • Minimum three years related work experience

  • Submission of two professional references (forms are available from the Continuing Studies offices)

  • Submission of a detailed resume including education and work experience

  • Submission of personal statement of rationale for program participation

  • A criminal record check clearance from the B.C. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Office. Okanagan College's admission offices will provide applicants with instructions and forms for applicants to submit to the Solicitor General's Office and a deadline for the College to receive the clearance letter. Applicants should only initiate their criminal record check when instructed by Admissions. Failure to provide a clearance letter by the deadline will result in a cancellation of the applicant's admission application.
  • Participation in a selection interview

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each component with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.


LSF 01 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
LSF 02 Group Skills
LSF 03 Career and Employment Counselling
LSF 04 Instructional Techniques
LSF 05 Introduction to Life Skills Programming
LSF 06 Life Skills Facilitation Techniques
LSF 11 Practicum

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:

Continuing Studies




  • Part-Time


2018-19: $3,711


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 09/26/2018