Introduction to Social Care Practice & Theories Course | learndirect

Introduction to Social Care Practice and Theories

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Overview

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?

Modules

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

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

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.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Introduction to Social Care Practice and Theories.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

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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?

Modules

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

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

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.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Introduction to Social Care Practice and Theories.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Hear from our past Students

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