PSW North

Accelerated Personal Support Worker Program

We are still accepting registrations for September 2021 

Free Tuition With No Fees and Paid Placement Available

If you are currently working in a support role in Long Term Care, Home or Community Care, you can accelerate your PSW certification.   If you are not currently working in a Long Term Care Facility, you can still apply for this program to earn your PSW Certification. 

Orientation is mandatory and you must attend one of the orientation sessions and write the literacy exam.  See details below.

Session Dates for 2021-22

There are two intake options for the 2021-22 year:

Session 1: September 27, 2021 - January 21, 2022 - Registration is now Closed

Session 2: February 7 - June 8, 2022

Program completion dependent upon placement hours.

Program Details

  • Flexible programming allows students to continue to work while completing school
  • A combination of online and in-school training at Good Sheperd CS in Port Perry
  • Earn 6 high school credits while earning your PSW accreditation
  • Paid placement dependent upon meeting program expectations

Eligibility

  • To accelerate your PSW certification, you must be currently working as a Resident Aide or in Long Term Care.  Students with no experience can participate in the full program. 
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum score of 80% on the Literacy Test provided by the school
  • Successful personal interview
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship/Permanent Residency

Orientation Sessions

Students must attend an orientation session to begin the application process:

Orientation - Virtual on Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Register by Tuesday, November 2 at 12:00 pm using the link below.

November 3, 2021 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm 

The November 3 literacy test will be virtual and link will be emailed on the day of orientation.  You will have 2 hours to complete and submit the literacy test back on November 3 by 2:30 pm. 

Click here to register to receive the literacy test

 You have until November 2 at 12:00 pm to register.

Contact Us

If you require more information, contact us at credit.reg@dcdsb.ca or 905-438-0570 x57164

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