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PSW-Accelerated Program FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You are able to apply to this program at Ontario Colleges.
  • The official program name is Personal Support Worker (Accelerated). Cambrian’s admission intakes are coded as follows: April is PSPA, May is PSPG, and June is PSPC. Please ensure that you are applying into the year of 2020-2021 with the correct program code for the intake you would like. There is a non-refundable $95 application fee you will have to pay to complete your application (this fee is not covered by the government funding).
  • There are 40 spots available per each intake.
  • Have an Ontario Secondary School diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status
  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 (C), (U), or (M) or grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U)
  • You are able to apply as a Mature student by completing an English and math assessment with our Admissions department. To proceed with this, please email
  • The government funding is issued directly to the College on your behalf. This funding will cover your tuition and some other fees related to this program, as well as support a paid placement.
  • This program is delivered with both virtual and hands-on learning. Given the nature of this program and its placement, interested applicants should be prepared for in-person learning at our Sudbury campus.

We have an admission for April, May, and June.

  • Yes, however the funding that is provided for this program will need to be declared to OSAP and could trigger a recalculation of the amount you will receive.
  • You can expect class hours to be a minimum of 26 hours per week.