Personal Support Worker Training Courses in Canada

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Personal Support Worker in Canada




Total 257 training courses and degree programs available in Canada.

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Sault College
Training Center(s): Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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The Personal Support Worker program at Sault College provides you with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of individuals across the lifespan. Personal support workers work under the supervision of registered nurses or registered practical nurses. The program includes 718 hours of instruction - 330 hours of classroom, 288 hours in the institutional practicum setting and 100 hours in community practicum.

Students in this program are not eligible for OSAP funding.

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Northern College
Training Center(s): Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, South Porcupine, Canada
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Personal support workers are unregulated health care providers. They work under the supervision of a regulated health professional, supervisor, or in the supported independent living environment under the direction of the client. They provide clearly identified personal care, routine activities of daily living and home management services, by following care/service plans and established policies and procedures. Personal support workers are responsible for their work to their clients and to their employers.

Workers providing long term care and support services form the backbone of both community and facility services. They are often the people with whom clients/consumers have the most contact and with whom they develop close relationships. The attitude and approach of workers and their abilities are critical to the well being, comfort, safety and health of the people they support. Education to prepare support workers assists them to develop a broad range of abilities beyond dexterity skills, which emphasizes the value of their role and reflects true sensitivity and respect for the individuality of each consumer/client. This program was developed as part o... [Read More]

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Loyalist College
Training Center(s): Belleville, Canada
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Personal support workers provide supportive care to clients who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. Develop the skills and knowledge to:
Follow a care/service plan incorporating the principles of rehabilitation and health promotion
Recognize, record and report any changes in the client’s/resident’s condition
Work cooperatively with clients of different backgrounds, their families and other members of the health care team
Effectively support clients in their day-to-day activities emphasizing trust, respect and individual choice

Get extensive practical experience before you graduate:
Learning is very hands-on, combining theory, placement, and laboratory practice
Extensive workplace experience culminates in a full-time placement, performing the full job functions of a personal support worker and working one-on-one with an experienced PSW. Clinical placements include long-term care facilities, in-home agencies, and retirement residences
Graduates are employment-ready in less than one year with no further qualifying exam or certification required

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Lambton College Toronto Campus
Training Center(s): Toronto, Canada
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As the health care system in Canada changes, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) is in increasing demand in health care facilities, retirement homes and home care settings.

The PSW assists clients with daily living needs including personal care, meals and household management.

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills to observe and respond appropriately while working in this profession.

Students entering this program in September 2014 are entering a Mobile Learning program. To be able to participate in the mobile learning experience, it is essential that all entering students have a mobile device with wireless capabilities.

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring
School/Trainer: Lambton College Learning & Training Solutions
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As the health care system in Canada changes, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) is in increasing demand in health care facilities, retirement homes and home care settings.

The PSW assists clients with daily living needs including personal care, meals and household management.

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills to observe and respond appropriately while working in this profession.

Students entering this program in September 2014 are entering a Mobile Learning program. To be able to participate in the mobile learning experience, it is essential that all entering students have a mobile device with wireless capabilities.

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Lambton College
Training Center(s): Sarnia, Canada
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As the health care system in Canada changes, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) is in increasing demand in health care facilities, retirement homes and home care settings.

The PSW assists clients with daily living needs including personal care, meals and household management.

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills to observe and respond appropriately while working in this profession.

Students entering this program in September 2013 are entering a Mobile Learning program. To be able to participate in the mobile learning experience, it is essential that all entering students have a mobile device with wireless capabilities.

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s): Barrie, Canada
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This program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide support services to people living at home, in long term care or acute care facilities, and to function as integral members of the health care team. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the health care team. They will also have demonstrated their ability to provide safe and competent care for individual clients who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are unregulated health care providers who work under the supervision of a regulated health care professional or in the supported independent living environment under the direction of the client.

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Centennial College
Training Center(s): Toronto, Canada
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The Personal Support Worker program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and assistance to allow individuals to lead active and fulfilled lives in the community and institutions. It focuses on the full range of home and health related services required by the elderly, clients with disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairment and also clients recovering from acute illnesses.

Your training will give you the flexibility to adapt to a variety of settings, such as in the home, schools, community residential facilities, nursing homes or chronic care facilities.

Program Highlights

Graduates have demonstrated the ability to:
•Act within the personal support worker role, under supervision, and by following care/service plans and established policies and procedures
•Participate as a member of the care service teams in both community and institutional settings
•Collaborate and report observations to appropriate health care team members in an ongoing, timely manner and document this information promptly
•Support the client’s personal and home management care requirements and pre... [Read More]

Personal Support Worker (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Canadore College
Training Center(s): North Bay, Canada
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This one-year certificate program trains students to offer personal care and home management services to clients in community or institutional settings. Personal support workers are valuable members of the health care team, providing services to clients with physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Students learn through in-class, hands-on labs and community placements. PSWs are highly sought-after as health care providers, working under a regulated health professional or in a supported independent living environment.

What You Learn
•Human biology
•Clinical and lab work
•Mental health
•Client, family and community
•Lifespan

Personal Support Worker (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
Training Center(s): Sudbury, Canada
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In just eight months, Cambrian College&,#146,s Personal Support Worker program prepares students to assist clients with activities of daily living. Students gain the knowledge and practical experience to contribute to the quality of life of individuals who live in a facility or community setting by promoting their independence, dignity, social, emotional and physical well-being, mobility, personal appearance, comfort, and safety. This program prepares students to meet the program standards as defined by the Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities. Three practicums are included: two in a long-term care setting or hospital and another in a community setting.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Personal Support Worker program may find employment in a community setting, long-term care facilities or hospital setting.

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