This course is an introduction to a particularly broad and complex topic: the relationship between ideas about social work and what social workers actually do. The sorts of questions that we will be considering in this course are:
* What is it that social workers actually do?
* What is social work supposed to be trying to achieve - and how should we go about it?
* What ideas or theories do in fact - or should - underlie social work practice?
* On what basis should - or do - social workers make decisions about how to respond to different situations?
* What techniques are available to social workers?
* How does social work relate to other professional groups who may work with the same service users?
* How do social work values relate to theory and practice?
What is Social Work Practice and why do we need Theory?
What? How? Why?
Past, Present, Future: Perspectives on Change
Different Levels: Groups, Families, Communities and Society
Sharing Responsibility: Collaborative Working
Soft Policing? The use of Statutory Powers
Open to Possibilities: The Art of Reflective Practice
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Introduction to Social Care Practice and Theories Diploma
Introduction to Social Care Practice and Theories Diploma 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: 105 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