Colleges and Universities Offering Personal Support Worker Certificate in Canada

  • Course Name: Personal Support Worker Certificate()
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  • Course Category: Certificate Courses


Institutions Offering Personal Support Worker Certificate

  •  ABM College, Alberta  
    Course Admission Requirements:
    1. Standard Admission
    Students must meet ALL of these criteria*:
    1. Passed Grade 12 or Equivalent
    2. Score of 15 or higher on Entrance Exam (Scholastic Wonderlic)
    3. Successful interview with ABM College Administration
    4. If student’s first language is not English, Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 with SLE Language Evaluation Test (Accuplacer)

    *All students must provide a current medical certificate, proof of Hepatitis B immunization, and clear criminal record check prior to admission.

    2. Mature Admission
    Students must meet ALL of these criteria*:
    1. At least 18 years of age prior to admission
    2. Score of 15 or higher on Entrance Exam (Scholastic Wonderlic)
    3. Successful interview with ABM College Administration
    4. If student’s first language is not English, Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 with SLE Language Evaluation Test (Accuplacer)

    *All students must provide a current medical certificate, proof of Hepatitis B immunization, and clear criminal record check prior to admission.

    Course Duration:
    28 Weeks
    16 In-Class
    12 Practicum

    Career Opportunities:
    - Caregiver/Companion
    - Residential Care Aide
    - Personal Support Worker
    - Nursing Assistant
    - Health Care Attendant
  •  Northern College, Toronto  
    (i) Domestic student requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
    -Grade 12 English (C, M, U) Or equivalent Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program).
    -Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program and must demonstrate equivalency with admission English requirements.

    (ii) International Student Requirements
    International Students English Proficiency Requirements we will require one of the following:
    -IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System – minimum overall score of 6.5 must be achieved, with no individual band score under 6.0.
    -TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Computer based overall minimum score of 79
    -PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic 58+

    Course duration: 2 Semesters

    Mode of study: Full Time
  •  Canadian All Care College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and successful completion of entrance examination

    Course duration: 30 weeks


    Course content
    -CPR and First Aid Training
    -Community Placement
    -Institution Placement (Nursing Home)
    -NACC Exam (All PSW students are required to do their NACC exam at the end of the program.)
    -Job Search and Career Development
    -Assisting the Dying Person
    -Assisting with Medications
    -Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
    -Health Conditions
    -Abuse and Neglect
    -Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
    -Care Planning / Restorative Care / Documentation / Working in the Community
    -Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
    -PSW Foundations
    -Safety and Mobility
    -Body Systems
    -Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  •  Stanford International College of Business and Technology, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -OSSD or equivalent, OR students are 18 years of age or older and pass the program entrance exam AND the NACC Literacy exam

    Course duration: 38 Weeks

    Course content
    -Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
    -Assisting the Dying Person
    -Assisting with Medications
    -Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
    -Health Conditions
    -Clinical Placement: Facility and Community
    -Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
    -Exam Review/Preparation
    -PSW Employment Skills
    -PSW Foundations
    -Safety and Mobility
    -Body Systems
    -Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene
    -Abuse and Neglect
    -Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
    -Care Planning, Restorative Care, Documentation and Working in the Community
  •  CLI College of Business, Health and Technology, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
    -Pass Standard Entrance Examination.

    Mature entry requirements
    -Be at least 18 years of age and pass a Superintendent approved qualifying test
    -Must pass Standard Entrance Examination.

    Course duration: 35 weeks

    Course content
    -Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
    -Care Planning
    -Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
    -Assisting the Dying Person
    -Assisting with Medication
    -Cognitive Impairment and Brain Injuries
    -Clinical Placement (Practicum)
    -Theory and In Class Practical
    -PSW Modules
    -PSW Foundation
    -Safety and Mobility
    -Body Systems
    -Assisting with Personal Hygiene
    -Abuse and Neglect
  •  KLC College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent (foreign credentials must be translated into English and compared for Grade 12 equivalency by a recognized organization) or mature student with a score of 14 or more on the Wonderlic SLE

    Course duration: 24 weeks

    Course content
    -Assisting the Dying Person
    -Assisting with Medications
    -Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
    -Health Conditions
    -Safety and Mobility
    -PSW Foundations
    -Body Systems
    -Assisting with Personal Hygiene
    -Abuse and Neglect
    -Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
    -Care Planning / Restorative Care / Documentation / Working in the Community
    -Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
  •  Canadian College of Business, Science and Technology (CCBST), Toronto  
    Course duration: 35 Weeks

    Course content
    -Assisting the Dying Person
    -Assisting with Medications
    -Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
    -Health Conditions
    -Clinical Placement (Community)
    -Clinical Placement (Facility)
    -CPR and First Aid
    -Care Planning, Restorative Care, Documentation, Working in the Community
    -Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
    -PSW Foundations
    -Safety and Mobility
    -Body Systems
    -Assisting with Personal Hygiene
    -Abuse and Neglect
    -Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
    -Keyboarding
    -Microsoft Word Level 1 and 2
    -Microsoft Outlook
    -Microsoft Excel Level 1 and 2
  •  Queenswood College of Business Health and Technology, Brampton  
    Course duration: 25 weeks (including 310 hrs of practical training)

    Course content
    -Environmental Safety
    -Human Development and Support
    -Assisting with Medications
    -Household Management Tasks
    -Family and Client Care Fundamentals
    -Elder Abuse
    -End-of-Life Care Strategies
    -Cognitive and Mental Health (includes GPA)
    -Clinical Placement (Community 110 hours)
    -Clinical Placement (Facility 200 hours)
    -Healthcare and Applied Legislation
    -Personal Support Worker Foundations
    -Collaborative Relationships; Interprofessional Teams
    -Health Promotion Strategies
    -Interpersonal Communications
    -Basic Assessment Techniques
  •  Canadian SciTech College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 or equivalent

    Mode of study: Part time

    Course content
    -Nutrition and Hydration
    -Care Planning / Restorative Care
    -Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
    -Assisting a Person Who is Dying
    -Assisting with Medications
    -Cognitive and Mental Health Issues
    -Health Conditions
    -Personal Support Worker Foundations
    -Safety and Mobility
    -Body Systems – including Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems
    -Assisting with Personal Hygiene
    -Abuse and Neglect
    -Household Management
  •  triOS College, Toronto  
    Course entyr requirements
    -Canadian High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (Mature students from Ontario must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date and
    successfully pass an academic achievement test.
    -Mature students from other Canadian provinces must be at least 19 years of age and a minimum of 1 year out of high school by the program start date and successfully pass an academic achievement test).

    Course duration: 31 weeks

    Internship: 12 weeks
  •  Dan Robert College of Healthcare, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 or Equivalent or Mature Student (19 years of age or older and out for 1 year or more)
    -Entrance testing required for all students not possessing a Grade 12 diploma at the general level
    -Fluency in English, demonstrated skill in written and oral communication and comprehension sufficient to meet the demands of the program as assessed by personal interview and student questionnaire or literacy examination
  •  Lambton College, Sarnia  
    Course entry requirements
    O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
    -Grade 12 English C or U
    -Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma.


    Course duration: 1 year

    Mode of study: Full time

    Program available in May and September
  •  Sault College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C or mature student status.
    -A mature student is someone who is 19 years of age or older by the first day of College and has not graduated from high school. If you have graduated from high school but haven`t been to school in a while, you`re an adult learner.

    Course duration: 1 year
  •  Centennial College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
    -English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
    -English language proficiency

    Course duration: 1 year
  •  Medix College, Toronto  
    Course content
    -Growth and Development
    -Cognitive Impairment, Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
    -Health Conditions
    -Body Systems
    -Computers
    -PSW Foundations
    -Abuse and Neglect
    -Nutrition
    -Care Planning, Restorative Care and Documentation
    -Working in the Community




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