Diploma in Social Work and Sustainable Self Support - Premese Africa Development Institute | Educartis

Nairobi
36 weeks
Diploma
On Campus

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Course Overview

This 36 week Diploma in Social Work and Sustainable Self Support is designed to provide a conducive space in which students can learn more about empowering community members to take up ownership of the improvement of their lives and environment. Taken on-campus at the Premese Africa Development Institute, this course gives students the strong theoretical foundation and hands-on experience they need to participate effectively in national development as important change agents, as well as become vehicles for community transformation. 

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 may be the right path for you. This 36 week, comprehensive diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to take this step with confidence. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Put into practice key aspects of this field including project proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation, conflict resolution, and gender equity practices. 
  • Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
  • Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly.
  • Understand and interpret the history of the social work profession and its contemporary structures and issues.
  • 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.

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Certification obtained

Diploma in Social Work and Sustainable Self Support 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Social Worker
  • Project Management Officer
  • Community Health Practioner 
  • Community Development Trainer 

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Admission Criteria

To apply for this course, students must have a minimum of a KCSE Mean Grade of C- (Minus) 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an application form
  • Provide 2 passport sized photos
  • Provide a copy of their National ID/Passport/Birth Certificate 
  • Pay a 1,750 KSH registration fee 

Payment options

The fees for this programme are payable by: 

  • MPESA 
  • Bank transfer 
  • Cheque

Note
Students can pay for their fees through an instalment plan set forth by the institution. 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Premese Africa Development Institute. The course outline is as follows:

Semester 1 (12 Weeks) 
  • UNIT DCD-CO-101: Participatory Community Development and Leadership Skills (PACODELS)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-102: Management of Community Based Institutions (CBIs)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-103: Social Research Methods (SRM)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-104: Disaster Management &First Aid Administration (DM-FAA)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-105: Development Communication (DOC)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-106: Purpose Driven Life for Millennials (PDL-M)

Semester 2 (12 Weeks) 
  • UNIT DCD-CO-107: Community Based Management of Chronic Diseases (CBM-CD)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-108: Report Writing Skills (REWS)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-109: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-110: Gender Equity in Community Development (GE-CD)
  • UNIT DCD-CO-111: Introduction to Information Communication Technology (ICT) 
  • UNIT DCD-CO-112: The Concept and Practice of Preventive Health& Alternative Medicine (CP-PAH)

Semester 3 (12 Weeks) 
  • UNIT DSW-113: Entrepreneurship and Job-Creation (EJC)
  • UNIT DSW-114: Conflict Resolution & Arbitration (CRA)
  • UNIT DSW-115: Principles and Practice of Social Work; Methods and Helping Process (PPSW-MHP)
  • UNIT DSW-116: Food and Nutrition for Mother and Child Health (FN-MCH)
  • UNIT DSW-117: Social Psychology & Society (SPS)
  • UNIT DSW-118: Social Integration of Physically Challenged (SI-PC)

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