Diploma in Social Work Studies
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.
Understand the importance of social work within our society
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. 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.
- 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