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Diploma in Social Work Studies Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Social workers are committed professionals who work in partnership with individuals, families and groups experiencing marginalization, 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 video and audio based case studies which will help you further enhance your understanding during this social work online course.

    Alison's free Diploma in Social Work Studies 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.

  • This course will help you to understand the importance of social work within society. You will gain knowledge of the four components required for good practice in social work and become aware of children’s rights. Understand the day-to-day experience of a social worker and learn an approach called ""constructive” social work. As a bonus, how to analyze evidence and arguments using social science techniques will be outlined.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 17 )
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Module 1: What is Social Work?
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Key Roles of Social Work
    • Case Study: The Durrants
    • Case Study: The Durrants Audio File Part 1
    • Case Study: The Durrants Audio File Part 2
    • Individuals and Communities
  • Module 2: The Needs of Service Users
    • Needs of Service Users - Whose Views
    • Needs of Service Users - What Views
    • Needs of Service Users - What Services
    • Needs of Service Users - Moving Forward
  • Module 3: Case Study: Redcar and Cleveland Mind
    • Case Study: Redcar and Cleveland Mind
    • Case Study: Redcar and Cleveland Mind Video 1
    • Case Study: Redcar and Cleveland Mind Video 2
    • Case Study: Redcar and Cleveland Mind Video 3
  • Four Components of Good Practice - Knowledge, Soc...
  • Module 4: Four Components of Good Practice - Knowledge
    • Four Components of Good Practice - Knowledge
    • Biographical Work
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Social Sciences and Law
  • Module 5: Four Components of Good Practice - Social Work Process
    • Social Work Process Examination
    • Three Models of Examination
    • Examination Stages
    • Social Work Process Deciding on Outcomes
    • Social Work Process Planning
    • Social Work Process Intervention
    • Social Work Process Evaluation
  • Module 6: Four Components of Good Practice - Values and Ethics
    • Values and Ethics
    • Anti-Oppressive Practice
    • Codes of Practice
    • Professionalism
  • Social Work Assessment 1
    • Social Work Assessment 1
  • Four Components of Good Practice - Social Worker S...
  • Module 7: Four Components of Good Practice: Social Worker Skills - Using the Senses
    • Using the Senses: Listening and Talking
    • Using the Senses: Observing
    • Using the Senses: Feelings
  • Module 8: Social Worker Skills - Thinking Skills
    • Thinking Skills: Analysing
    • Thinking Skills: Managing
    • Thinking Skills: Reflecting
  • Module 9: Social Worker Skills - Combining Thinking Skills and the Senses
    • Combined Skills - Constructive Feedback
    • Combined Skills - Inter-Professional Working
    • Combined Skills - Interviewing
    • Using Interviews in Social Work
    • Combined Skills - Leading
    • Combined Skills - Negotiating
    • Combined Skills - Supporting
    • Combined Skills - Working with an Interpreter
  • Module 10: Social Worker Skills - Managing Information
    • Key Skills: Information Technology
    • Key Skills: Information Literacy
    • Key Skills: Information Recording
    • Key Skills: Information Creating Reports
    • Key Skills: Writing in Social Work
  • Social Work Practice
  • Module 11: Responding to Children's Needs
    • Responding to Children's Needs
    • Parenting Capacity
    • Case Study: The Palmer Family
    • Case Study: The Palmer Family Audio File 1
    • Case Study: The Palmer Family Audio File 2
  • Module 12: Critical Practice in Social Work
    • Critical Practice in Social Work
    • Critical Practice: Audio File 1
    • Critical Practice: Audio File 2
  • Module 13: Constructive Social Worker
    • Constructive Social Worker
    • Professional Power: Audio File 1
    • Professional Power: Audio File 2
    • Professional Power: Audio File 3
    • Anne Farmer - Social Worker
  • Module 14: Evidence and Argument in Social Science
    • Evidence and Argument Used in Social Science
    • Evidence and Argument Used in Social Science: Audio File 1
    • Evidence and Argument Used in Social Science: Audio File 2
    • Evidence and Argument Used in Social Science: Audio File 3
  • Social Work Assessment 2
    • Social Work Assessment 2
  • End of Course Assessment
  • Social Work End of Course Assessment
    • Social Work End of Course Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 6: Four Components of Good Practice - Values and Ethics
Topics List ( 1 )
Social Work Assessment 1
Social Work Assessment 1
Topics List ( 3 )
Module 7: Four Components of Good Practice: Social Worker Skills - Using the Senses
Topics List ( 3 )
Module 8: Social Worker Skills - Thinking Skills
Topics List ( 1 )
Social Work Assessment 2
Social Work Assessment 2
Topics List ( 1 )
Social Work End of Course Assessment
Social Work End of Course Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours

  • Publisher

    OpenLearn

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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