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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 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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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

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 572 reviews
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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  • Raphaels Manasseh
    Raphaels Manasseh Nigeria It has been an insightful and well packaged course that I believe exposed me to relevant information that are key to social work. It is a good introduction to people who have no formal training but are serving in one capacity or the other helping people at different levels of life. The course also requires serious discipline and commitment to reading and taking every bit in the process seriously. I am glad that I participated in the course. Thank you ALISON 2015-06-22 13:06:25
  • Raphaels Manasseh
    Raphaels Manasseh Nigeria The course is exciting and exposes one to relevant skills and tools needed to function at the optimal level 2015-06-18 14:06:37
  • Asressash Mekonnen
    Asressash Mekonnen Mali This course will help me to improuve my knowledge in social work. 2015-05-29 20:05:17
  • Nilda Reynes
    Nilda Reynes Philippines It provides an opportunity for us who do not have the time to sit in the classroom to be able to study Social Work Course. 2015-05-27 01:05:46
  • Oyetoke Oguntola
    Oyetoke Oguntola Nigeria It is quite insightful 2015-03-23 14:03:53
  • Meenakshi Lall
    Meenakshi Lall United Kingdom Good 2015-03-22 19:03:03
  • Zanele Gumbo
    Zanele Gumbo United Kingdom I find the course outline very informative. 2015-03-06 22:03:23
  • Baranyi Attila
    Baranyi Attila United Kingdom Very good course! 2015-02-27 22:02:22
  • Rose Asuka
    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
  • JENNIFER MOOREHEAD
    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
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