Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker

Personal support worker program at Clarkridge has been designed to provide enough knowledge and skills to the students to become competent and caring for their clients with compassionate while adhering to the required legislation. This program prepares you to assist elderly clients, individuals with disabilities, caring patients suffering with long term illness. Personal support worker works in multiple settings such as long term care facility, Hospital, community, and retirement care homes. Personal Support workers collaborate with other health care team members and patient’s family to achieve positive health outcomes.

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Program Details

Program Code PSW02
Duration 2 Semesters/35 weeks (1 Year)
Credential Certificate
Campuses Toronto, Brampton
Delivery Full-Time

Program Availability

Start Date Jan 2021
Campus Toronto, Brampton
Domestic Status Open
International Status Open

Program Highlights

✔️ This Personal Support Worker program reflects the latest practices and policies in the field.

✔️ Instructors will supervise the students in clinical practise to learn, grow and practice their newly acquired skills.

✔️ Faculty members are experienced, friendly, and supportive.

✔️ PSW programs train students to, assist patients in activities of daily life and home management services.

✔️ Students learn how to provide services to clients with physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

✔️ At Clarkridge, you will be trained to provide support services, assistance in mobility(lifting and transferring clients) with safety.

✔️ Clinical internship facilitates students with real insight into the future career to pursue employment opportunities in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitative centers, and retirement care home.


The Course consists of 14 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom and in the practicum.

✔️ PSW Foundations

✔️ Patient Safety & Mobility

✔️ Body Systems

✔️ Assisting with Personal Hygiene

✔️ Abuse and Neglect

✔️Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration

✔️ Care Planning, Restorative Care, Documentation, Working in the Community

✔️ Assisting the Family, Growth, and Development

✔️ Assisting the Dying Person

✔️ Assisting with Medications

✔️ Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries

✔️ Health Conditions

✔️ Clinical Placement (Community)

✔️ Clinical Placement (Facility)

Career Opportunities

Graduates can find employment in long-term care facilities, retirement residences, hospitals, hospices, in-home care, and health care service organizations. Personal Support Workers provide services to clients with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges. Relevant positions include:

✔️ Personal Support Worker

✔️ Patient Services Associate

✔️ Patient Assistant Liaison

✔️ Continuing Care Assistant

✔️ Caregiver

✔️ Health Care Aide

✔️ Hospital Attendant

✔️ Long Term Care Aide

✔️ Nurse Aide

✔️ Nursing Attendant

✔️ Orderly

✔️ Patient Care Aide

✔️ Patient Service Associate

✔️ Psychiatric Aide


Clarkridge Career Institute aims at providing a variety of programs to the students from Canada and across the world at both the campuses in Toronto and Brampton. Clarkridge is an emerging organization that fosters a close-knit learning ambiance for pupils and putting students at the heart of our organization.

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria.


✔️Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or

✔️Equivalent: Foreign credentials must be translated in English and assessed for Grade 12 equivalency by a recognized organization, or

✔️ Mature student with a score of 11 or more on the Wonderlic SLE (or other MCU approved test) Note: CAT and CAST no longer approved.


✔️NACC Technical Literacy Exam (passing score of 18), or

✔️IELTS – Int’l English Language Testing Services – Minimum score of 6.0 with no subject test score lower than 5.5; or

✔️ TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based test (IBT) – Over 80 with the minimum of each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

Fees of PSW (Full-Time)
The 2021 fee for two semesters is:

✔️ Call us at ( 416-635-7190) to know about the Domestic students fee.

✔️ International students fee – $12,460

National association of career college.