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

2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This two year Diploma in Social Work and Community Development is designed to give students the hands-on experience they need in order to participate effectively in national development as important change agents, as well as become vehicles for community transformation. Through practical field attachments and supervision, this programme offers learners a unique insight into current community development practice for an educational experience that extends well beyond the classroom. 

Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in Kenya, providing challenging, meaningful, and remunerative career opportunities that allow you to help people overcome struggles including addiction, abuse, or mental illness. If you're looking to make a real difference in your community, then a career in social work and community development may be the right path for you. Our on-campus, two year course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to take this step with confidence. 

Upon completion of this programme, you will receive a Diploma in Social Work and Community Development. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Successful graduates of this course will be able to: 

  • Understand and interpret the history of the social work profession and its contemporary structures and issues.
  • Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
  • Practice without discrimination and with respect regardless of a client's age, class, color, culture, disability, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, religion and sexual orientation.
  • Evaluate research studies, apply research findings to practice, and evaluate their own practice interventions.
  • Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly.

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Certification obtained

Diploma in Social Work and Community Development 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This diploma is a great step towards exciting careers including: 

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

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 C - 

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 78,500 KES.

Payment plan
Module 1- 37,600 KES
Module 2- 31,575 KES
Module 3- 30,475 KES

Payment Options: 
Bank Cheque
MPESA Paybill

Detailed course information

Taken at the Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institute, this on-campus course takes place over a period of two years, providing a comprehensive learning experience for students interested in entering the counselling field. 

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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