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Using Theories In Social Care

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Overview

About the Using Theories in Social Care Diploma

Social work and community care are both practical professions. Most roles will involve heading out and working together with service users and trying to implement positive change in these people’s lives. However, in order to succeed with the practical challenges, social workers must have an understanding of social care theories.

This distance learning course has been designed especially to educate students about the theories used in social care. The 12 engaging online modules cover a number of topics, ranging from anti-discriminatory theories in social work practice to cognitive, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of human behaviour. The qualification will come in useful for those already working in care giving roles or those who desire to secure these jobs in the future.

You do not need any previous social care experience or any prior qualifications to apply. All you need to enrol on a home learning course at learndirect is access to a computer and the internet, and the motivation to work in your own time.

What happens after the course?

If you want to use your new found knowledge to become a fully qualified social worker, then you will first need to obtain a HCPC accredited degree. If you do not already meet university entry requirements, you may consider completing an Access to HE diploma with us.

Even without a degree, this qualification is a great addition to your CV. There are plenty of jobs where this knowledge will come in helpful; especially if you are working with people. The skills and knowledge you gain on this programme may lead you towards a career in:

  • Social care
  • Youth work
  • Counselling

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

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

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 Using Theories In Social Care.

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)

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About the Using Theories in Social Care Diploma

Social work and community care are both practical professions. Most roles will involve heading out and working together with service users and trying to implement positive change in these people’s lives. However, in order to succeed with the practical challenges, social workers must have an understanding of social care theories.

This distance learning course has been designed especially to educate students about the theories used in social care. The 12 engaging online modules cover a number of topics, ranging from anti-discriminatory theories in social work practice to cognitive, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of human behaviour. The qualification will come in useful for those already working in care giving roles or those who desire to secure these jobs in the future.

You do not need any previous social care experience or any prior qualifications to apply. All you need to enrol on a home learning course at learndirect is access to a computer and the internet, and the motivation to work in your own time.

What happens after the course?

If you want to use your new found knowledge to become a fully qualified social worker, then you will first need to obtain a HCPC accredited degree. If you do not already meet university entry requirements, you may consider completing an Access to HE diploma with us.

Even without a degree, this qualification is a great addition to your CV. There are plenty of jobs where this knowledge will come in helpful; especially if you are working with people. The skills and knowledge you gain on this programme may lead you towards a career in:

  • Social care
  • Youth work
  • Counselling

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

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

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 Using Theories In Social Care.

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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