Certificate in Social Work and Community Development - Amani Counselling Centre & Training Institute | Educartis

KSh46000 Total

9 months
On Campus


Course Overview

Over the course of nine months, this Certificate in Social Work and Community Development is intended to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to perform and manage development activities in their society, as well as influence and guide the future of their community. This programme offers a unique insight into current community development practice, as well as interaction with sector experts for a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience. 

Social work is a challenging, changing and high-growth profession that will put you in a position to make an actual difference in many people's lives.  If you're seeking to make lasting, significant change within your society, then a course in Social Work and Community Development could be the answer. If you're interested in working in this field, this on-campus course will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to work successfully as a change agent. 

Upon successful completion this course, students will receive a Certificate in Social Work and Community Development 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Successful graduates of this programme will:

  • Have the necessary knowledge to advance to a Diploma in Social Service Work and Community Development
  • Have a basic understanding of the models of social work practice, and their usefulness and limitations 
  • Be introduced to the social work code of ethics and its relevance to practice
  • Have a clear perspective on their actions as a practitioner
  • Be able to use their knowledge and skills deliberately and ethically to effect change in their communities 

Certification obtained

Certificate of Social Work and Community Development 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course is a great first step towards exciting careers in social work, including: 

  • Case Manager
  • Social Service Worker
  • Community Empowerment Coordinator
  • Community Mobilizer

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

This programme is well suited for any students looking to start a career in Social Work and Community Development. 

The admission criteria is as follows:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) 

How do I apply?

Please visit the Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institute to collect and complete an application form. Learners will pay a 1,000 KES non-refundable fee for application processing. Please attach the following documents: 

  • Copy of any previous certificates
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • Copy of your National ID/Passport

After application, you will be contacted for a formal interview. 

Payment options

The fee for this course is 46,000 KES.

Paid in Three Instalments
1st Instalment -12,000 KES upon admission
2nd Instalment - 17,000 KES payable within the first week of the second month
3rd Instalment - 17,000 KES payable within the first week of the third month
Ksh. 8,650 for KNEC Exam fee

Payment Options: 
Bank Cheque
MPESA Paybill

Detailed course information

This is a comprehensive nine month programme, taken on campus at the Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institute. The course outline is as follows:

  • Theories of counselling
  • Counseling skills and Practice
  • Counselling Process
  • Self Awareness
  • Group Theory
  • Contextual lssues

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