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Diploma in Social Work Studies - Revised 2017

Sociology
Free Course
In modern society, several individuals, families, and groups experience serious financial difficulties. A social worker is a front-line professional who works to help improve these people's difficult and unfortunate situation. In a clear, step-by-step manner, this Diploma in Social Work Studies course will help you understand the concept of social work, introduce you to its importance to the community, and prepare you for a meaningful career.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    OpenLearn

Description

Outcome

Certification

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First and foremost, what is social work? This is a profession that aims to alleviate the conditions of the people in need of help or welfare. This course will give you a clear view of what social workers do and the effects they have on individuals and communities. To help you gain a strong understanding of this subject matter, you will be given case studies throughout the course.

Next, the course will discuss the four components of good social work practice. You will learn about the skills an effective social worker needs to have, in particular the skills of listening, observing, talking, and feeling. You will also be taught how to properly analyse, manage, and reflect on important social work topics. To help you professionally manage information, you will also learn how to write and create reports. Finally, you will look at the requirements of children and parents in need and how to assist these people.

This Diploma in Social Work Studies course is ideal for professionals who are already in a health-related or care-giving occupation and want to expand their knowledge in the area of social work. It will also benefit learners who are hoping to start a career as a social worker. If you are interested in learning the critical practices of social work, this free online course will teach you everything you need to learn. So why wait? Get started, today.

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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:

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
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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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Course Reviews

Robynlee J.
one year ago
GB
Robynlee J.

Awesome course! great content!

Amelia Okerson C.
one year ago
US
Amelia Okerson C.

The course was very direct.The materials used made it very easy to understand and with my personal experiences I could also relate to most of the topics in each modules.

Katrina P.
2 years ago
GB
Katrina P.

I loved doing this course so much could do it when kids were in bed or if I had 5 min in the day would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about doing it

Patricia              E K.
2 years ago
US
Patricia E K.

This course was informative i love it

Ahmed M.
2 years ago
US
Ahmed M.

This course was amazing, I have learnt a lot of knowledge and skills. Study is free - so amazing!

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