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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Personal Support Worker

Prepare for a caring career helping others.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field placement agencies require a police record check for vulnerable sector persons and a current record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities. Please refer to the immunization information on our website, or come in to one of the campus health centres.

Preparation for Application

It takes a special kind of person to succeed as a personal support worker. We strongly recommend that applicants research the demands of this career and consider undertaking related volunteer experiences or working part-time with older adults prior to the selection process.

Prior to commencing the practicum, and at individual expense, students must obtain a certification in CPR Level C and St. John Standard First Aid for adults, children and infants.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.