Futures Canadian College of Business, Health & Technology

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Personal Support Worker

Futures Canadian College of Business, Health & Technology

Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Online
Field of Study:Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Length:200 Hour(s)
Careers:Personal Support WorkerVisiting Homemakers


The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program prepares graduates to provide supportive care to individuals across their lifespan by assisting them with their activities of daily living, including clients experiencing cognitive impairment, physical disability, and mental health challenges.

The range of services provided by Personal Support Workers depend upon the individual needs of each person they support and may include personal care such as dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and other routine activities of living in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, home management such as shopping, light house cleaning and meal preparation, family responsibilities such as routine care giving to children and assisting with social and recreational activities.

As front line workers, Personal Support Workers must develop a broad range of abilities beyond dexterity skills. They must provide not only for the comfort, safety and well-being of their clients, but also demonstrate sensitivity and respect for those in their care. The attitude, abilities and approach of the PSW are critical to the well-being and health of the people they support.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Grade 12 (Ontario Secondary School Diploma)


    Equivalency (foreign credentials must be translated into English and compared for Grade 12 equivalency by a recognized organization)


    Mature student with a score of 11 or more on FCC's English Exam


    NACC Technical Literacy Exam

    Medical Certificate (Immunization Form)

    Signed Disclaimer for Students in Program Leading To Work with Vulnerable Sectors

    Canada wide Police Clearance of Criminal Record including Vulnerable Sector (within 30 days of starting school)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 22, 2021