Introduction

Students whom qualify with extensive experience that is closely related to the role and responsibilities of a Personal Support Worker may request for advanced credits in both the Theory and Clinical Placement portions of the program. Kindly refer to the process of each below. 


Theory Credits

Introduction

Students may qualify for a credit of up to 1/3 (130 out of 390 Hours) of the in-class theory portion of the program.   

Requirements

  • Previous related courses and experience
  • Transcript of Marks and related documentation
  • Interview with the Program Director

Process

  1. Submission of Transcript of Marks and related documentation
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Program Director
  3. Attend a Personal interview with the Program Director, includes a review of previous student transcripts
  4. Challenge applicable Module Test and Performance Demonstration (if applicable)
    • Must achieve a minimum of 75%
  5. The Program Director will determine the amount of credits that will be granted based on the experience and performance on evaluations. The student will be notified once the credit has been determined along with a explanation of the decision. 

Clinical Placement Credits

Introduction

Students may qualify for a credit of up to 110 out of 310 Hours of the Clinical Placement portion of the program.

Note: May only be applied to the precepts portions.  

Requirements

  • Related experience to that of the roles and responsibilities of a Personal Support Worker 
  • Proof of related experience
    • i.e. employment letters indicating the following:
      • Length of employment
      • Duties performed
      • General evaluation of the student's abilities as a caregiver, etc. 
  • Interview with the Program Director

Process

  1. Submission of Clinical Advanced Credits Form and Employment Letters
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Program Director
  3. Attend a Personal interview with the Program Director, includes a review of previous experiences
  4. The Program Director will recommend the amount of credits
  5. The actual amount of credits given will be determined in agreement with the Clinical Instructor whom will evaluate the student's performance during Clinical Placement. 
  6. The student will be notified once credits have been approved and applied to their student file.