This course enables you to think about what theory is and how it relates to social work methods. You will examine how and why theories are developed and how they apply to the practice of social work.
You will gain an understanding of how theories and methods can be evaluated, compared and contrasted, and thus best applied to your work. In these twelve units you will explore in great detail many of the current theoretical applications being utilised in social work practice today.
Making sense of theories and methods of social work
Anti-discriminatory theories in practice in social work
Using psychodynamic theories in social work
Using crisis intervention and task-centred theories in social work
Using behavioural theories in social work
Using cognitive theories in social work
Using systems theories in social work
Using theories based on social psychology in social work
Using humanist/existential theories in social work
Integrating theories and practice in social work placements
Using radical theories in social work
Using theories of advocacy and empowerment in social work
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 180 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Using Theories In Social Care Diploma
Using Theories In Social Care Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.