Ontario School Board Courses

PSW Courses at School Boards

School Boards Courses Explained

School Boards from across Ontario offer reasonably priced personal support worker courses. These course typically have 100% of the curriculum devoted to outlined PSW related learning and have the lowest average tuition costs.

These classes vary by location; some are offered on a part-time basis, some full-time and a few school boards even offer weekend only courses.

This mixture of flexibility and low cost make the courses very attractive. However, there are some downsides.

Advantages of School Board Courses

  • Low Tuition
  • Flexible Course Schedule (varies by location)
  • Course is focussed on PSW related learning

Disadvantages of School Board Courses

  • Lack of Prestige
  • Lack of Alumni Support
  • Easiest to obtain; easiest to replace

In a nutshell:

School Board courses are an economical and fast way to obtain a PSW Certificate. Typically $1250 - $1500 will pay for a course, books and supplies. Most courses are completed in 8 months.

However, since the barrier to entry is so low—in terms of time & money— the system ‘spits’ out new PSWs at a fast rate.

When viewing resumes, employers will typically select PSWs with Ontario Public College credentials over those with School Board certificates.

This can be overcome by a PSW that works hard, makes networking contacts and that continually upgrades their resume skill set.

All of these factors need to be weighed before making a decision regarding where to take a course. Two other options include:

Ontario Public Colleges

Private Colleges

To view a course, the tuition cost, time of year offered, campus location and other relevant information click on the schools name below.

You can also view all courses offered in a town by clicking on the towns name.

Employer City
Algoma District School Board Elliot Lake | Blind River | | |
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic DSB Belleville | Kingston | Trenton | |
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Kemptville | Cornwall | Brockville | Morrisburg |
Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario Ottawa | | | |
Durham District School Board Oshawa | | | |
Grand Erie District School Board Brantford | Simcoe | | |
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Hamilton | | | |
Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB Peterborough | Cobourg | | |
Lambton Kent District School Board Sarnia | | | |
Limestone District School Board Kingston | | | |
Niagara Catholic District School Board St. Catharines | Niagara Falls | Welland | |
Niagara DSB - St.Catharines Lifetime Learning St. Catharines | | | |
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Ottawa | | | |
Simcoe County District School Board Barrie | Orillia | Midland | Bradford |
St. Albert Adult Learning Centre Sudbury | | | |
Thames Valley District School Board London | St. Thomas | | |
Toronto DSB - Yorkdale Adult Learning Toronto | | | |
Toronto District School Board - City Adult Learning Centre Toronto | | | |
Waterloo Catholic District School Board Kitchener | Cambridge | | |
Waterloo Catholic District School Board Kitchener | Cambridge | | |
Waterloo Catholic District School Board Kitchener | Cambridge | | |
York Region District School Board Richmond Hill | | | |