Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Start a new career as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) today! 

 

Program Overview

Personal Support Workers (PSWs) work in Hospitals, Long-Term Care Facilities, Retirement Homes and Home Care Agencies assisting the elderly and people with disabilities with their tasks of daily living, including personal care, mobility, home management and socialization.

Program Length

The PSW program is 700 hours in length, including In-Class Theory and Skills Practice, Clinical Placement and a Final Examination. Ask us about our flexible class schedules.

Theory (In-Class)

Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills of a Personal Support Worker (PSW) through 12 exciting modules which include:

  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety & Mobility
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene 
  • Assisting with Medications 
  • Mental Health
  • Health Conditions

Clinical Placement

Further your training by utilizing your knowledge and skills with local seniors. Just let us know your availability and we will assign you to one of our great host facilities which include long-term care facilities and retirement homes. 

Upon Completion

Once completed, graduates will earn the following credentials necessary for working as a PSW: 

  • MHA Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate
  • MHA Academic Transcript
  • NACC Certificate and PIN

Program Features

At Metrocare Health Academy we believe that preparation is the key to success. We have developed several robust resources for our students to advance their training and make learning simple.

Visual Learning

While in class you will experience each module through gorgeous presentations, which include key terms, detailed notes, wonderful images and interesting videos. 

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Keep it Simple 

Focus on the lecture instead of just trying to keep up with the notes. All of our slides and handouts are clean and simple to understand, yet detailed enough to grasp more complex concepts.

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Practice Makes Perfect

In our lab room students can utilize our extensive array of medical equipment and supplies to practice their skills and perform demonstrations.

Student Resource Centre (SRC)

Study how you want, when you want

Every Metrocare student gets exclusive access to our amazing Student Resource Centre (SRC). In the SRC, students can access module information, review materials, class schedules, online forms and more! 

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Career Development

Preparation to be Job Ready.

Jobs are won through determination and preparation. That's why our graduates receive:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation
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Skills Development

Never stop upgrading your knowledge

Metrocare has additional workshops to upgrade your skills and training including: 

  • Standard First-Aid & CPR
  • Food Safety
  • Dementia   

Proud Member of: 

National Association of career colleges
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Testimonials

See what our students are saying

"Lets all have courage to show everyone that Metrocare Health graduates will stop at nothing to achieve greatness!" - Affril C. -