Return, Earn & Learn (REAL)

The Return, Earn and Learn (REAL) program allows students aged 16 and over to earn credits towards their diploma or to upgrade past courses. If you failed a course or quit a course, you may qualify for credit recovery or credit continuation.  REAL program courses can be completed in a school setting or by correspondence.


There are three options to register for the REAL program:

  • Call Your Local AAEC Centre to set up an appointment;
  • Walk-In Registrations. Our continuous intake process means that you can register at any time!
  • Fill out the Online Registration Form and a representative will be in touch with you.

What You’ll Need

Bring the following paperwork and documentation:

  • Proof of Citizenship (i.e. Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, etc.)
  • Photo Identification (Driver’s License, Health Card, etc.)
  • Original Transcript From Your Previous School. We can help you get a copy if you are unable!

Course Availability

The Return, Earn & Learn (REAL) program is operational on continuous intake, which means that students can start a course at any time between September and June. All of the following courses are available at all six of our locations.