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Diploma in Personal Support Worker

The course developed in collaboration with NACC gets you working in 6 months in a rewarding career.

The course has been designed to equip students with all the clinical and administrative knowledge and skills of Personal Support Worker, required to start a fulfilling career in human health sector. By pursuing the PSW course at Brampton College, students learn the skills of basic nursing, social service, and supportive care for ongoing conditions and cognitive impairments.They get in-depth knowledge of assisting patients with medications and palliative care. They also learn to work in community and provide long term health care facilities to people.

Course Duration

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Full Time

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Course Outline

  1. PSW Foundations
  2. Safety and Mobility
  3. Body Systems
  4. Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  5. Abuse and Neglect
  6. Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
  7. Care Planning, Restorative Care,Documentation, Working in the Community
  8. Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
  9. Assisting the Dying Person
  10. Assisting with Medications
  11. Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  12. Health Conditions
  13. Clinical Placement (Community) 110 hrs
  14. Clinical Placement (Facility) 200 hrs
Expectations and Goals

After acquiring a Diploma in PSW course, you can be eligible to in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, community health care agencies, long-term health care facilities, retirement homes, hospitals, schools day programs, private duty, hospice and group homes. As a Personal Support Worker, you may also work through community agencies that provide patients with in-home visits.


Grade 12 from any country

Age must be 18 years or above

Good understanding of English language

Course Materials

Will be provided.

Other Costs


Career Prospects

Personal support Worker

Expected Starting Salary: 20$/hr