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Royal Bridge College (RBCo) offers its students in the English As A Second Language program an exciting new pathway to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Download the RBCo ESL-BCIT Brochure.

Study Duration

RBCo: 2-6 months
BCIT: depends on the program you study.

Royal Bridge College

Work Permit

Eligible to apply up to Post-graduation Work Permit upon completing pathway program

Double Certifications

– RBCo ESL Certificate/ Diploma
– BCIT Credential

Program Requirements

Royal Bridge College ESL Program:

  • Applicant must be 14 years of age or older

Note: The admission requirement cannot be waived by school or by the applicant under any circumstances

BCIT English Requirements

English is the language of instruction and communication at BCIT. All applicants and registrants, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin, must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English. This language requirement ensures that all students will have the opportunity for success in their chosen courses and programs.

If your program requires: You need this course/grade from Royal Bridge College:
English 12 73% Level 6 (Advanced) with 80% or higher
English 12 67% Level 6 (Advanced) with 75% or higher
English 12 50% Level 5 (Lower-Advanced) with 75% or higher
If your program is: You need this course/grade from Royal Bridge College:
Technology Entry (TE) Level 5 (Lower-Advanced) with 75% or higher
Business Fundamentals Level 4 (Intermediate) with 75% or higher
For placement in: You need this course/grade from Royal Bridge College Inc:
COMM 0005 or ISEP TAE Level 5 Level 5 (Lower-Advanced) with 75% or higher
COMM 0004 or ISEP TAE Level 4 Level 4 (Intermediate) with 75% or higher

About British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

BCIT is a Canadian public post-secondary educational institution offering and delivering certificates, diplomas, bachelors, and master’s degrees in 350 programs in six schools and requiring a certain level of English proficiency as one of the prerequisites for application. BCIT is a training institution or center that delivers instruction or otherwise makes available training in a variety of fields to its international students. RBCo and BCIT desire to provide students interested in pursuing further studies at BCIT with the opportunity to satisfy the BCIT English Entrance Requirements by means of completing RBCo ESL program with the level of competency requirement. 

Study at BCIT

BCIT delivers programs and courses to nearly 50,000 students through our six Schools. Our faculty also work closely with the industry, delivering training, providing expert advice, and helping to bring ideas to market. Learn more about industry services at BCIT or reach out to our Schools through their websites.

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What you will need to apply for the Royal Bridge College ESL Pathway Program:

  • A copy of the student’s passport information page;
  • A copy of Care card (if applicable);