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Get the Skills to Be a Community Support Worker

A Community Support Worker helping a man in a wheelchair.
Gain the skills and confidence to help people as a Community Support Worker

45 Week* Community Support Worker Training Program

  • Jun 17thCommunity Support Worker Bredin College (Red Deer) 5010 - 43 Street, 5th Floor Red Deer AB Canada T4N 6H2
  • Jun 17thCommunity Support Worker Bredin College (Edmonton) 9th Floor 10004 – 104 Avenue NW Edmonton AB Canada T5J 0K1

Community Support Workers are vital for many people to achieve a higher level of independence and quality of life.

If you’re organized, enjoy helping others and are looking to get established in a steady, professional career in a short time, a Diploma in Community Support could be an excellent opportunity.

Become a Qualified Community Support Worker

The Community Support Worker Diploma Program from Bredin College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career support without spending years in school.

As part of the program, you will get your very own laptop that you will use to help you develop relevant skills for Community Support work. Feel confident and at ease knowing you can practice your skills anywhere you are, all while receiving quality face-to-face instruction on-campus at Bredin College.

Classes are active and led by dedicated professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you’ll train on industry-current information and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Family Dynamics
  • Substance Use
  • Crisis Intervention
  • At Risk Youth
  • Community Service Administration
  • Canadian Social Policy
  • And More!

Plus, you’ll receive specialized First Aid and CPR training. Becoming skilled in these essential programs you’ll be prepared to pursue rewarding positions. Training in First Aid and CPR can open more doors to potential employment opportunities.

Students complete this program in 45 weeks*.

The best way to see if Bredin College is the right fit for you is come in and tour the school. You can tour our facilities, meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get more info

Flexible Schedules

Students can choose between morning and afternoon classes—4 hours per day. Choose the schedule that best fits your life!

Real-World Training

Community Support Worker students at Bredin take part in a 4-week practicum through trusted college partners who understand the value of Bredin’s training. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working support professionals.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program you’ll have the knowledge and ability required to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of interesting healthcare settings, including:

  • Government Support Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Private Contracts

Positions are also available in recruitment agencies, sports and leisure, case work and training facilities.

Is a Community Support Worker Career Right for You? Find Out! Take the Bredin "Counseling Professional Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Counseling Professional Career Training Readiness Score Now >>

Get the Support of a Proven Employment Leader

Our roots are in employment solutions. Our parent company, Bredin Centre for Learning, has been an employment leader in Alberta for over 40 years. We’ve helped thousands of people get the tools and support it takes to secure rewarding professional positions.

As a Bredin College student and graduate you’ll benefit from the resources and rich network of employer connections Bredin has developed over the years. Our Career Placement staff have the skills to help you every step of the way, from developing a standout resume to job hunting, interview techniques and more!

We offer career-focused training that’s directly tied to today’s labour market.

Get AFFORDABLE Career Training

Bredin College is dedicated to offering an affordable, accessible career training option in Alberta. You get the skills you need to succeed with no unnecessary filler to drag out the program and drive up costs. We pride ourselves on offering high-value programs.

Get Help to Fund Your Education

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESP’s. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

Is a Rewarding Career in Community Support Right for You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Community Support Worker and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call Edmonton (780-784-2020), Calgary (780-784-2020), or Red Deer  (587-273-0225).

* Program length when completed in normal time.