Good Practices in Social Work

Free Course
Understand the importance good practice in the social work area.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This course will introduce you to the main theories and practices within social work, and help to develop the skills needed to be a social worker.

You will also learn about the four components of good practice which are pivotal to the social work sphere. There are video and audio based case studies which will help you further enhance your understanding during this social work online course.

ALISON's free Good Practices in Social Work online course an ideal introduction 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.

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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 factors which are important to service users.
  • Discuss the impact which a social worker’s approach can have.
  • List the four components of good practice.
  • Discuss the knowledge component of good practice.
  • List the key skills in the social work process.
  • Discuss values and ethics in relation to social work.
  • Describe professionalism in relation to values and ethics.

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