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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 781 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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  • Jennie Petroutsas
    Jennie Petroutsas Canada i just passed my last assessment and they said i got 86% out of the 80% passmark. but then i tried to claim my certificate and i was returned to the course outline saying i failed. 2016-07-23 23:07:30
  • Victoria Yesufu
    Victoria Yesufu Nigeria The course is highly educative and enlightening. Thanks to Alison 2016-07-15 11:07:38
  • amy cobweb-orlando
    amy cobweb-orlando United States of America Really interesting, appreciated the discussions about listening to people with understanding,and not judging. Being able to work-well with others and support diversity and& decisions. Additionally documenting what people say in a clear way,and allowing client's/those in need, to be included in process important. (I like to stay informed of helping others). Thanks/gracias/sorry be safe. a Thanks again, and& for being as confidential as possible. 2016-05-13 18:05:18
  • 7April Taylor
    7April Taylor United States of America Alison is a great site 2016-05-11 20:05:41
  • Yousif Ismail Gumaa Idriss
    Yousif Ismail Gumaa Idriss Sudan I think the four component of good practice in social work are knowledge, skills, values, and Understanding one's values is important when working with children or older persons , we see that in working with older person the social worker needs to consider not only social work ethics but societal culture and clients values . 2016-04-21 22:04:17
  • Vinícius Geraldo Almeida
    Vinícius Geraldo Almeida Brazil I really enjoyed this course because it provides a lot of points of view that I did not have about the Social Work. I liked this course because it provided to me real situations in audios and videos with the situation a professional life. 2016-01-28 18:01:38
  • 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
  • janefrancesObiegbu janefrancesObiegbu
    janefrancesObiegbu janefrancesObiegbu Nigeria Impressive 2015-10-20 12:10:11
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