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Diploma in Social Work Studies

Sociology
Free Course

Learn more about what social work is, the skills needed to be a social worker, and what social workers do.

  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    OpenLearn
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

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 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 enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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