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bachelor

Degree

College Certificate in Personal Support Worker

Course code: #H136 (PC)

bachelor

Degree

College Certificate in Personal Support Worker

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $14,382 CAD

  • Application fee

    $100 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1 year

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Practice Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-February-2023 2023-02-01

Overview

College Certificate in Personal Support Worker

Where caretaking and friendship go hand in hand

In just one year, the Northern College Personal Support Worker program will have you out in the field, providing the vital long-term care that forms the backbone of community service.

In the classroom – and in the state-of-the-art practice labs – you’ll develop a solid code of ethics, hone your communication skills, and master the medical terminology and care protocols you’ll need on the job.

And – in a program that fosters awareness, sensitivity and respect for every individual’s unique needs – you’ll polish your approach in preparation for the close relationships you’ll develop with the clients in your care.

It all wraps up with a placement in a long-term care facility, and a valuable certificate that’s your gateway to a rewarding career.

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 of the Ontario provincial government’s plan to reform long-term care and support services provided to people living at home and in long-term care facilities. 

The Personal Support Worker Program is a two-semester program consisting of theory and clinical practice in both institutional and community settings.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,907

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $5,880
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,525
Tuition 1 person $14,382

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency test scores
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
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6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
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PTE

60
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writing
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speaking
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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

GSE: 10-34 / IELTS: Below 5.0
1-semester ESL program + 1-year GAS EAP program (semesters 1 and 2) + college program of choice. Non-SDS Students who score between 31 and 34 on the GSE will have the option of an interview to determine if they can bypass ESL.

GSE: 35-44 / IELTS: 5.0
1-year GAS EAP program (semesters 1 and 2) + college program of choice. Non-SDS Students who score between 41 and 44 on the GSE will have the option of an interview to determine if they can bypass the first semester of EAP.

GSE: 45-54 / IELTS: 5.5
Second semester of the GAS EAP Program only + college program of choice. Non-SDS Students who score between 51 and 54 on the GSE will have the option of an interview to determine if they can bypass both ESL and EAP. Students of this level may enter directly into the second semester of GAS EAP (PCG292).

GSE: 55-64 / IELTS: 6.0
College program of choice + Mandatory Enhanced Communications I and II (CM1933 and CM2933). Non-SDS Students who score between 51 and 54 on the GSE will have the option for an interview to determine if they can bypass both ESL and EAP

GSE: 65 / IELTS: 6.5
College program of choice (Enhanced Communications I and II not required)


Academic background and requirement

  • Proof of Senior High School Diploma/Certificate

Northern College requires all students to have their own PC laptop computer. The College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is mandatory for all students.

Career opportunities

  • Home Support Worker
  • Respite Worker
  • Continuing Care Assistant
  • Community Support Worker
  • Surgical Suite Attendants
  • Perioperative Support Assistant (PSA)

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