Sign-up today to join over 5 million learners already on ALISON:

Diploma in Social Work Studies


Diploma in Social Work Studies
Diploma in Social Work Studies

Understand the importance of social work within our society


Join 24,771 other students.
4 561

Course Description

This free 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.


Social workers are committed professionals who work in partnership with individuals, families and groups experiencing marginalisation, 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 some video and audio based case studies which will help you further enhance your understanding.

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 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 a good knowledge of the four components required for good practice in social work and become aware of children’s rights. You will have a good knowledge of the day-to-day experience of a social worker and learn an approach called ‘constructive” social work. How to analyse evidence and arguments using social science techniques will be outlined.


Manage a Group of Learners

Share This Course!

 
Module Title
Module 1: What is Social Work?
Module 2: The Needs of Service Users
Module 3: Case Study: Redcar and Cleveland Mind
Module 4: Four Components of Good Practice - Knowledge
Module 5: Four Components of Good Practice - Social Work Process
Module 6: Four Components of Good Practice - Values and Ethics
Social Work Assessment 1
Module 7: Four Components of Good Practice: Social Worker Skills - Using the Senses
Module 8: Social Worker Skills - Thinking Skills
Module 9: Social Worker Skills - Combining Thinking Skills and the Senses
Module 10: Social Worker Skills - Managing Information
Module 11: Responding to Children's Needs
Module 12: Critical Practice in Social Work
Module 13: Constructive Social Worker
Module 14: Evidence and Argument in Social Science
Social Work Assessment 2
Social Work End of Course Assessment

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 561 reviews
Course Title: Diploma in Social Work Studies
Course #: 350
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 25
Content Origin:
Course Description:

This free 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.


Social workers are committed professionals who work in partnership with individuals, families and groups experiencing marginalisation, 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 some video and audio based case studies which will help you further enhance your understanding.

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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

  • aaa
    Oyetoke Oguntola Nigeria It is quite insightful 2015-03-23 14:03:53
  • aaa
    Meenakshi Lall United Kingdom Good 2015-03-22 19:03:03
  • aaa
    Zanele Gumbo United Kingdom I find the course outline very informative. 2015-03-06 22:03:23
  • aaa
    Baranyi Attila United Kingdom Very good course! 2015-02-27 22:02:22
  • aaa
    Rose Asuka South Sudan This Diploma in Social Work studies is educative and all the modules are interesting indeed this is what is happening in real life in our societies/communities. 2015-02-21 21:02:47
  • aaa
    JENNIFER MOOREHEAD United States of America I enjoyed taking this course. I learned so much that i never knew before..it was very informative in all aspects. 2015-02-17 23:02:16
  • aaa
    tanya wheeler United States of America It was on track and informative. I enjoyed and learned from the course. 2015-02-04 14:02:47
  • aaa
    Angela Malabwa Russian Federation Diploma in Social Work is a good course. It has taught me that the Welfare of human beings is very important. I have learnt that as a Social worker I need to be accountable. I also need to have the knowledge, the skills and understand the values and process in Social work. I have also learnt that Social Workers intervene in points where people interact with their environments. All in all Social work is more concerned about enhancing the well being of people. To give a second chance to those that thought it was finished. I find it very exciting. 2015-01-01 17:01:09
  • aaa
    Mayur Visani India The Social work is all about being compassionate and caring. It is a selfless service to the community, the underprivileged and down-trodden. It is caring for and sharing the sufferings and miseries of the people who are helpless and destitute and vulnerable. It requires the knowledge of psychology and sociology. A social worker has to interlink with the service uses and other agencies.The social work agency has to be professional, follow a code of ethics and keep away from certain pitfalls during planning stage. Our less fortunate brothers and sisters should be given support so that they can overcome their problems & crisis. Moral support is to be provided by the social workers by helping to build supportive network. They have to develop management skills such as managing information, care management etc. To keep pace with the 21st century the social workers have to be smart, specific and well informed. They should possess the skills of thinking, analyzing and giving positive feedback. I recommend this course as a compulsory part of curricula. 2014-12-29 05:12:21
  • aaa
    Gloria Chike United Kingdom I really enjoyed it. 2014-12-25 15:12:50
More Comments and Reviews >>

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Free, Online Diploma in Social Work Studies Course.