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Certificate In Personal Support Worker

Loyalist College - Belleville Campus Loyalist College - Belleville Campus, Canada

Intake Jan 2024, May 2024

Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 15900

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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12 months


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Program Overview

Help with personal care can mean the difference between people living independently and giving up their homes. The demand for personal support workers is greater than ever and keeps growing in order to meet the needs of a retiring population. Make a difference every day by helping people live with independence and dignity.

Experiential learning
In this hands-on program, you will learn to effectively support clients in their day-to-day activities, emphasizing trust, respect and individual choice:

  • Learn in small clinical and lab groups under the guidance of experienced faculty.
  • Practise monitoring and recording changes to clients’ conditions in Loyalist’s Human Simulation Lab with manikins simulating realistic scenarios.
  • Learn from guest speakers about a wide variety of topics pertinent to supporting residents in long-term care and clients in their own homes.
  • Learn how to shop for clients and provide nutritious meals on a balanced budget.
  • Learn and practise skills in a virtual learning environment (VLE) as an avatar.
  • Learning combines theory, laboratory practice and clinical placement all in the same week so students can apply what they’ve learned in a real-life setting.
  • Students have completed placements with Belmont Long-Term Care Facility, Moira Place, Hastings Manor, EJ McQuigge Lodge, Trent Valley Lodge Nursing Home, Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Hastings Centennial Manor, Helen Henderson Care Centre Lodge, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Canadian Red Cross, ParaMed and St. Elizabeth’s Belleville.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 5

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 7.0 - With No Band Less Than - 6.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English

7 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

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11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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Each year Loyalist College provides over $1 Million in funding to students through awards, bursaries, scholarships and work study opportunities. Certain scholarships and bursaries available are:

  • IODE Ontario Lucy Morrison Memorial Bursary
  • Alliance Marketing Scholarship Program
  • Bill 7 Award Scholarship
  • Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship
  • Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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