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Diploma in Developmental Services Worker (ACCELERATED) Loyalist College - Belleville Campus Loyalist College - Belleville Campus, Canada

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CAD 15000

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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24 months


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Program Overview

As a Developmental Services Worker (DSW), you will assist people with disabilities to live as valued, contributing members of the community. By providing support and advocacy, you will work towards full inclusion for the betterment of the entire community. The program curriculum promotes individualized and inclusive approaches, reflective of innovative practices in the field.

Experiential learning
Learn to effectively support people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, and people with a dual diagnosis:

  • Develop hands-on skills that will help people grow, develop relationships, and actively participate in their community.
  • Identify and connect people to community opportunities and resources.
  • Collaborate with people with disabilities to overcome barriers and promote full inclusion.

Apply theory in a real-world setting with three faculty-supervised field placements:

  • Begin with four weeks in the second semester and increase to seven weeks, and then 12 weeks in the final semester.
  • Work on-the-job three to four days per week, and bring those experiences back to the classroom to enhance your learning.
  • Students have completed placements in residential programs such as Community Living and Pathways to Independence; public and private schools; adult education programs; and organizations in their home communities.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 4

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • 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 (C) level or equivalent.

6.5 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 110

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11000 Per year

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