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Personal Support Worker Bridging

Prepare for a fulfilling career in healthcare as a Personal Support Worker with our comprehensive program. In this program you will gain the skills and practical experience needed to thrive in this high-demand field. 

Location

North York

Duration

350 Hours

Internship

6 Weeks

Type

In Person

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Program Overview

This program is geared towards individuals with previous academic experience and/or training in a similar field of study. It is designed as a single training program that replaces and consolidates Health Care Aide and Home Support worker training.

The Personal Support Worker Bridging Program delivers a solid educational base to workers who provide long-term care and support service in both institution and community settings.

The Personal Support Worker Bridging Program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, and meets all operational standards of the National Association of Career Colleges, (NACC).

This program combines instructor led training with a clinical work placement designed to prepare students for a career in health care.

Program Highlights

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Your Career

The Personal Support Worker field offers excellent job opportunities. This is because the healthcare sector is growing rapidly, and many positions need to be filled due to high demand. This demand is primarily due to the increasing number of elderly individuals with growing health needs. Additionally, there’s a rising trend in home care, which is not only for seniors but for various age groups. This shift is driven by cost-effective care, patient comfort, and advancements in in-home medical technologies. Personal Support Workers typically work for private agencies, government, senior homes, nursing homes, hospitals, or in clients’ homes.

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

  1. MINIMUM OF GRADE 12 (OSSD) education or Equivalent or Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and out of school for 1 year or more) with a score of 11 or more on the Wonderlic SLE;
  2. Have a certificate, diploma and/or degree in the following: Health Care Aide – Canadian Graduate
    Home Support Worker – Canadian Graduate
    Personal Support Worker – Canadian Graduate
    Nurse or Registered Nurse – Domestic or Foreign Trained with Degree in Nursing
    Practical Nurse: Registered Practical Nurse (RPN); Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Domestic or Foreign Trained
  3. Technical Literacy Exam (Passing score of 18)
  4. Medical Certificate (Immunization Form) – Students must be fit to complete all components of the programs and have up-to-date immunization status.
  5. Signed Disclaimer for Students in Program Leading to Work with Vulnerable Sectors
  6. Canada Wide Police Clearance of Criminal Record including Vulnerable Sector within 30 business days of starting school
  7. Current Resume
  8. Admissions Interview with an Education Consultant
  9. Meeting with the Financial Aid Officer
  10. CPR & First Aid Certificates – Students must complete STANDARD FIRST AID and BASIC RESCUER CPR prior to field placement

If you are an international student please contact us for more information regarding admission requirements

Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.