905-454-2300   18 Queen Street East,Brampton Ontario

Personal Support Worker Certificate

Personal Support worker certificate course  College of Health Studies  teaches personal support workers students to provides personal, emotional and supportive care to clients of all ages suffering with mental, cognitive, and or physical disabilities living in long term care facilities, residential homes, group homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centre, supportive housing, hospices, and schools.

The main emphasis is placed on the role of the personal support worker (PSW) in assisting with client care, empowering and respecting clients autonomy, values, beliefs and in being a facilitator in the healing process of clients suffering from physical and emotional pain.

Pre-requisite: High school diploma, or will be required to take an entry test for Adults, Standard first aid CPR for adult and children, Hepatitis B vaccine, TB mantoux skin test, Flu vaccine, Criminal reference check.  The college reserved to right to deny students admission that has a conviction that is not pardoned.

Course Content:

Module  1:         Individuality of the Person

Module  2:        Role of the Worker                                                        

Module  3:        Interpersonal Skills

Module  4:        Safety

Module  5:        Assisting A person with mobility

Module  6:        Abuse

Module  7:        Household Management and Meal Preparation

Module 8 :        Providing Optimal Support/care Planning

Module 9:        Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene

Module 10:       Assisting the Family

Module 11:       Cognitive Impairment  and Mental Health Issues

Module 12:       Assisting a Person to Manage Ongoing Conditions

Module 13:       Assisting a Person with Medication

Module 14:       Assisting a Person who is Dying


Course duration 28 weeks or 700 hours:

Note : Students with prior learning experience may qualify for credits if they meet the criteria.

Course offered days and evening  

A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course. To qualify, the student must successfully pass the theory and achieved an minimum grade average of 70% in all modules, pass inclass lab, PSW final NACC exam, and pass the institutional and community clinical component of the PSW course.