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Diploma in Social Work Studies


Diploma in Social Work Studies

Diploma in Social Work Studies

Understand the importance of social work within our society


Students: 20,395
Course Description

This free online course is ideal for professionals who are already in a health-related or care-giving occupation and who want to learn more about social work, and for learners who are interested in social work as a career.


Social workers are committed professionals who work in partnership with individuals, families and groups experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage or social difficulties.
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This course will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding of what social work is, the skills needed to be a social worker, and what social workers do.


There are also some video and audio based case studies which will help you further enhance your understanding.


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Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

This course will help you to understand the importance of social work within society. You will gain a good knowledge of the four components required for good practice in social work and become aware of children’s rights.
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You will have a good knowledge of the day-to-day experience of a social worker and learn an approach called ‘constructive” social work. How to analyse evidence and arguments using social science techniques will be outlined.
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Module Title
Module 1: What is Social Work?
Module 2: The Needs of Service Users
Module 3: Case Study: Redcar and Cleveland Mind
Module 4: Four Components of Good Practice - Knowledge
Module 5: Four Components of Good Practice - Social Work Process
Module 6: Four Components of Good Practice - Values and Ethics
Social Work Assessment 1
Module 7: Four Components of Good Practice: Social Worker Skills - Using the Senses
Module 8: Social Worker Skills - Thinking Skills
Module 9: Social Worker Skills - Combining Thinking Skills and the Senses
Module 10: Social Worker Skills - Managing Information
Module 11: Responding to Children's Needs
Module 12: Critical Practice in Social Work
Module 13: Constructive Social Worker
Module 14: Evidence and Argument in Social Science
Social Work Assessment 2
Social Work End of Course Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Diploma in Social Work Studies
Course # 350
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 25
Content Origin
Course Description 

This free online course is ideal for professionals who are already in a health-related or care-giving occupation and who want to learn more about social work, and for learners who are interested in social work as a career.


Social workers are committed professionals who work in partnership with individuals, families and groups experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage or social difficulties. This course will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding of what social work is, the skills needed to be a social worker, and what social workers do.


There are also some video and audio based case studies which will help you further enhance your understanding.

License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 18 April 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 10-15 Hours
Video/Audio Low
Audio Only Medium
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download No
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Guadalupe Sanchez United States of America very good information 2014-12-12 00:12:50
  • Rachel Akwuba United Kingdom As an academic student, I have seen that even though we may come from different branches of studies, but the principle is totally the same. but the fundamental is that one has to maintain that unique entity at all times. I will look at the articles samples mentioned during my study then be able to compare them with my nursing essay writing. It all make sense, when dealing with client even a child, one must take into account their entire family how would removing him/her affected them, but one must ask this question, what you are doing is it for the protection of the child? or what. then look for a supporting article to make their case. Thirdly, to those who make decision, on behalves of nation, do they get it right. Is ok for them with their salaries, whereby they can save money for the rainy day, but for the poor and needy, how much were you paid?, can you put away any amount talk less of saving. Is your wages enough to your needs? Why not provide general public with employment and stop doing what you will not be thankful of. Social work is a professional job like every other employment. if they are not there who will do it. It show that we are looking out for everyone, no matter what. but let not pretend when things are not working. Do something to help one another especially those in needs. 2014-11-28 15:11:44
  • Nadia Nembhard-hunt Thailand Extremely informative course. I have learned quite a bit from it and now feel more equipped in taking on a job as a Social Worker. I like the fact that we had videos and audios to make it more interesting as you can see real life cases. 2014-11-20 06:11:14
  • Simone Marsh Jamaica It is clearly outlined 2014-10-22 19:10:57
  • Simone Marsh Jamaica Impressed with the layout. 2014-10-22 19:10:28
  • Simone Marsh Jamaica It is arranged in a systematic way. 2014-10-22 19:10:52
  • Simone Marsh Jamaica It gives clear guidelines as to how to deal with different social issues as well as how to deal with them. 2014-10-22 19:10:43
  • Simone Marsh Jamaica As an educator, this course will help to give a clearer insight as to why children are faced with numerous learning problems. 2014-10-22 19:10:43
  • Lungile Sweetness Shabalala South Africa This is what I always wanted from the age of six. I know I can do it. I have a passion for the course. Where there is interest and passion, there is always success and hard work for succession. 2014-10-22 14:10:35
  • Bosede Awesu Nigeria The social work diploma course is very enriching, informative and instructive and is a good course of study for any one involved in social work. The course is both theoretical and practical (in reality) with somebody with an accounting background now involved in social work would find the course of study of great benefit. 2014-10-11 00:10:49
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