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Personal Support Worker Program

Program Overview

Take advantage of the many opportunities available in the Health Care industry by enrolling in Westervelt’s Personal Support Worker program.

At Westervelt, you will be fully prepared to care and enhance the lives of the elderly, those in need of specialized care and individuals with physical limitations. Train in our fully ­equipped classrooms and have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is similar to how it will be in the workplace. This hands-­on training will help you transition easily to your new career. In addition, a Facility-­Based Practicum, as well as a Community­-Based Practicum, will allow you to practice what you’ve learned in the classroom setting in a real work environment.

Financial assistance is available to students who qualify. For assistance, please contact our Admissions team for more information.


National Association of Career Colleges
Approved by the Ministry of Long-Term Care Act

Program Courses

Westervelt’s Personal Support Worker program is designed by the National Association of Career Colleges, and this training is approved by the Ministry of Long-­Term Care Act.

  • Assessing Client Needs
  • Following Care Plans and Basic Personal Care
  • Patient Safety & Mobility
  • Records Documentation
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Mastering the Attitude of Success (TPI MAS)
  • Enriched Academy
  • Basic Knowledge of Medical Conditions
  • Medication
  • Vital Signs
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • WHMIS & Fire Safety
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology Studies
  • Cognitive & Mental Health Issues
  • Palliative Care
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches
  • Externship

Career Opportunities

Personal Support Workers work in Long­-Term Care Facilities, Retirement Facilities, Hospitals, or assist patients in residential settings.

Program Details

Duration32 Weeks
Program TypeCertificate
CampusesBrantford, Kitchener, London