Community Support Worker Course

Coming Soon!

A small investment in time and money for an high-paying career.

Community Support Worker Course

About Our Community Support Worker Course

Focus College's 6-month Community Support Worker (CSW) Program meets the increased demand for Community Support Workers in British Columbia by giving training for graduates to work closely with people who are navigating through multiple, persistent challenges, including social and economic barriers, addiction, abuse, trauma, chronic health conditions, and others.

The community support worker course is a 6-month program that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful Community Support Worker.

The course entails classroom instruction, as well as fieldwork placements. Students learn about the various roles and responsibilities of Community Support Workers, as well as how to effectively communicate with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues.

This course offer students the opportunity to learn about the various services that Community Support Workers provide. They also cover the importance of developing trusting relationships with clients and working collaboratively with other service providers.

Students who complete community support worker courses will be prepared to make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.

Interested in learning more about Focus College or one of it's fantastic campuses? Book a tour!

Career Opportunities for Community Support Worker Course Graduates

Graduates of the Community Support Worker course can expect to find a career working in one of the following positions:

  • Community Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Indigenous Community Worker
  • Adult/living Community living
  • Shelter Support Worker
  • Shelter Diversion worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Personal Support Worker


The prerequisites for the Community Support Worker Course are as follows, students must have:

  • Grade 12/GED or 19+ years of age
  • Successful completion of Focus College English Assessment & Entrance Interview
  • Acceptable Ministry of Justice criminal record search within six months upon completion of the program, or proof that a criminal record search has already been requested.
  • Letter of reference attesting to suitability for dealings with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Negative TB test result submitted prior to first practice experience

Community Support Worker Course Tuition Breakdown - Coming Soon!

Community Support Worker Course Details

Hours of instruction: 720

Full-time duration: 6 Months

Attendance Expectations: Students are required to maintain their attendance as per the FC attendance policy.

Graduation Requirements: To graduate, students must pass the AC program at a minimum Grade of 50%.

5 Stars

I would highly recommend Focus College. Their great instructors cover all our questions and they offer small classes with hands-on learning. It’s a great place to learn.

Ira Orson, Focus College Graduate

Enroll Now

Focus College response to Covid-19

Updated March 16, 2020

Due to the current pandemic and the desire to protect the health of our students, Focus College is taking measures which incorporate social isolation.

For current students:

We are suspending our Advanced Diploma and Office Manager courses for the week of March 16-20th, to allow for temporary distance learning to be set up. If any students do not have access to a computer from home, we request that they notify the college immediately. Further information on how courses will be delivered will be available as the week goes on. Please monitor your student email for further information throughout the week.


Read more