A developmental services worker (DSW) supports people who have a physical and/or developmental disability to enhance their capacity to participate in all aspects of community living, and supports the full inclusion of Ontarians with developmental disabilities in society.
The apprenticeship program is for people interested in completing the Developmental Services Worker certificate while working in the field. The Developmental Services Worker certificate program allows the student flexibility to take courses without the requirement of classroom attendance.
In order to take courses in the apprenticeship program, the student must have an employer that is willing to sponsor them as a DSW apprentice, and enter into an apprenticeship training agreement with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD). Students are only eligible to take courses after registering with MLTSD.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Developmental Services Worker Certificate of Apprenticeship from the MLTSD. Those who complete the apprenticeship certificate program are encouraged to continue their studies to obtain the Developmental Services Worker Diploma. Bridging to the DSW diploma requires the completion of additional courses through distance and a placement. Further details will be provided as you continue through the program.
Registration for DSW Apprenticeship:
Once you have received an invitation email, we are hoping that this will ease the registration process for you as you are able to register online by clicking the links below.
Please Note: Those who register and do not have proof of the invitation email from Loyalist College, CEDSW will be removed from courses without notice. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you are not able to register online you may email email@example.com, or call 1-866-344-9944 to register.
IMPORTANT FOR ALL Registrations:
Please refer to "Important Dates" link above for semester start/end dates
You must follow the order of courses noted in the Student Handbook or in the Community Hub Courses listed in the links for registration are not in the order of completion
IMPORTANT – ALL Apprentices are responsible to track their courses and success in the program, look at your unofficial transcript in Banner, “How to” noted in your Student Handbook
Consider course hours so you do not overload yourself: the Loyalist DSW Program Coordinator has the right to remove students from courses if they are not eligible, you must not skip over courses when registering
Ensure you self-enroll in the DSW Apprenticeship Community Hub if you have not already done so, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
Go to the “Get started in your DSW Apprenticeship course(s) here” link below once you have registered. Login access to “My Loyalist” takes 24-48 hours after payment is received. Courses will be available in Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) on the course start date