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Diploma in Social Work Studies


Diploma in Social Work Studies
Diploma in Social Work Studies

Understand the importance of social work within our society


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Course Description

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.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 670 votes
Course Title: Diploma in Social Work Studies
Course #: 350
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 25
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 18 April 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 10-15 Hours
Video/Audio: Low
Audio Only: Medium
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Karin Mellors
    Karin Mellors United Kingdom The information was relevant and has given me a good insight into the key skill set required to become a social worker. 2016-01-20 11:01:56
  • Annuja Dharmalingam
    Annuja Dharmalingam Singapore Helps me understand people of different ages and backgrounds. Helps with communication and understanding peoples' situation and responding appropriately to them. 2016-01-18 02:01:12
  • Njikam Iliassou
    Njikam Iliassou Australia Very good course for those who want to work in social as career. The course is very explicit, clear, easy and practical. 2016-01-14 14:01:58
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    janefrancesObiegbu janefrancesObiegbu Nigeria Impressive 2015-10-20 12:10:11
  • Syed Hossein
    Syed Hossein United Kingdom A Diploma in Social work will be my second step towards obtaining the Degree In social work. I have completed the level 2 in health & Social care last year. This will enable me to work as a Social care or health carer I want to be a Social Worker and want to make positive contribution to our community. As social worker I will help the community will work with the people of all age and community. Listen to their problem and support them. Winning their trust understanding them and giving them moral and emotional support will be my first priority. This Diploma will help me understand their needs and the way to help them with the different modules. 2015-10-19 01:10:42
  • Samuel Ebenezer
    Samuel Ebenezer India It has been a great experience, going through the study materials that has been an eyeopener on various concepts and methods of social work practice. the syllable is framed with greater clarity and logical flow that makes it easy for the person learning. The concepts are expressed in a much simpler way that it could be easily understandable without any further assistance. It would have been much better if the complete course line is available as handout, which would help for future reference on hand. 2015-09-23 13:09:39
  • Asma Muhammed Elnoor
    Asma Muhammed Elnoor Sudan It's very useful course 2015-09-16 00:09:12
  • Isidore Fuh Tanda
    Isidore Fuh Tanda Canada The social Diploma course is awesome and very unique. I very much admired the course outline, structure,contents and slides. The clear usage of language facilitates understanding. Above all, the audios and the varied experiences of the presenters bring authenticity and value to the course. On a personal the knowledge acquired has further built my professional knowledge and given me the confidence ,much needed skills and knowledge in this field. 2015-09-14 12:09:26
  • Janice Sirman
    Janice Sirman United States of America Easy to use. 2015-09-10 20:09:45
  • Musa Aminat motunrayo
    Musa Aminat motunrayo Nigeria I have been looking forward to study social work and I believe this diploma course here at Alison would be a great starting point for my career in social work service. 2015-09-08 14:09:34
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