This Social Care - Skills Course has been structured so that students can choose exactly the area they need to develop by setting their own learning priorities.
These courses can be used by qualified social workers in practice as a source of professional updating, as well as by trainers, lecturers and practice teachers as a source of learning material. They can also be used by individuals who are eager to learn more about a particular area of Social Work.
In this course we look at ways of creating and sustaining quality environments for social work and social care. The term "environment" covers all aspects of the physical and social conditions in which we work.
It involves the physical aspects of safe living and working conditions as well as the social structures and processes. The political, economic and technological components of the environment affect the quality of the work we do. We will use examples from a range of environments including residential, day and community settings of social work and social care for adults and children.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
* Describe the components of quality social work and social care environments
* Explain how to create and sustain a quality social work and social care environment
* Explore the tensions within and between quality social work and social care environments.
Exploring the Tensions
Creating a Quality Environment
Sustaining a Quality Environment
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Creating Quality Social Care Environments (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
Creating Quality Social Care Environments (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
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: 25 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