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Diploma in Social Work Studies - Revised 2017

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Learn about the kind of work social workers do, and the skills needed by social workers to carry out this work.
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    10-15 Hours
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  • Certification

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In our modern societies many individuals, families and groups can unfortunately experience marginalization, disadvantage or social difficulties. Social workers are frontline professionals who work in partnership with these individuals, families and groups to help improve their difficult situation.

The course Diploma in Social Work Studies 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 further enhance your understanding of the work social workers carry out on a daily basis.

Alison's Diploma in Social Work Studies 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.

Having completed this course you will be able to;

  • Define the key aims of social work.
  • Discuss the role of social work in the community.
  • List the four components of good practice.
  • List the key skills in the social work process.
  • List the key skills in social work which involve the senses.
  • List the key thinking skills in the social work process.
  • List the important factors in relation to responding to children’s needs.
  • Discuss critical practice.
  • Discuss case studies which highlight important aspects of social work.

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:

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