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The Principles and Practice of Social Work 

The Four-Month course in the "Principles and Practice of Social Work" is conducted by the Open Campus, Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC), Mona, Kingston 7 Jamaica, from January to April each year.

The course is a generic one designed to meet the needs of persons working in the field of human services, either as professionals or volunteers, but who have not had the benefit of professional training in social work

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BSc in Youth Development Work

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The BSc in Youth Development Work is the first degree programme of its kind in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It was designed by the Undergraduate Programmes Department and the Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC) of the UWI Open Campus in collaboration with the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Caribbean Centre to fill a need in Commonwealth Caribbean countries for standardised professional training for youth workers in government service, non-governmental organisations and community groups. The courses are designed to support student acquisition of a set of regionally agreed Level IV competencies for Youth Work.

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The Diploma in Youth in Development Work

The Diploma in Youth in Development Work is offered through the Commonwealth Youth programme. This diploma is recognized as a tertiary level qualification in the Commonwealth countries. The diploma is offered through distance learning throughout the Caribbean. The programmes is for two years.

Core modules

  • ● Commonwealth Values in Youth in Development

  • ● Young people and Society

  • ● Principles and Practice of Youth in Development Work

  • ● Working with People in their Communities

  • ●Gender and Development

  • ● Learning processes

  • ● Management Skills

  • ● Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • ● Policy, Planning and Implementation

  • ● Conflict Resolution Strategies and Skills

  • ● Promoting Enterprise and Economic Development

  • ● Youth and Health

  • ● Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues

 

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The Diploma in Social Services 

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The purpose of this Diploma programme is to prepare a cadre of persons with the appropriate knowledge and functional skills for the effective development and practice of the social work role. The programme integrates theoretical perspectives and the practice of social work and provides a foundation for persons who need to upgrade their academic qualifications for further tertiary level studies and formalize functional skills.

The diploma provides a terminal qualification in social service for community workers and social service assistants that provides for entry into specific fields of employment. It provides the academic foundation for normal matriculation and credit exemptions as appropriate at the associate degree and bachelor degree levels.

PROGRAMME GOALS

The Diploma in Social Services is designed to deliver foundation level education and specialised training for persons in social work or community work fields for the effective development and practice of the community work and social service roles within the Caribbean context. These persons will be able to serve in para-professional positions and be able to respond to the occurrence of some of the social issues of the region.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

On completing this diploma programme, graduates will be able to:

1. demonstrate an understanding of the role and values of social work;
2. demonstrate proficiencies in written English and Mathematics, appropriate for a tertiary academic environment;
3. assist in the identification and assessment of non-complex case or community work;
4. assist in the recognition and referral of non-complex case and community work;
5. demonstrate knowledge of existing services for persons in need;
6. demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the need for confidentiality.

 

ASc in Social Work

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The purpose of this ASc programme is to develop human resources capable of responding to emerging and existing problems of 21st century within the Caribbean context. The programme addresses the theory and practice of social work and human needs and behaviours and provides an opportunity to formalize functional skills.

The ASc provides a terminal qualification in social work for social work assistants that provides for entry into specific fields of employment and academic progression with eligibility for advanced placement and exemptions into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work.

PROGRAMME GOALS

The ASc in Social Work is designed to provide training for social work assistants to prepare them for work in agencies and communities and to provide appropriate support to social workers within the Caribbean context. Students build competencies in functional areas which enable them to advance organizational goals. These persons will be able to serve in para-professional positions and be able to respond to the occurrence of some of the social issues of the region.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

On completing this associate degree programme, graduates will be able to:

1. demonstrate an understanding of the role and values of social work;
2. apply identification and analytical skills to non-complex case or community work;
3. apply recognition and referral skills to non-complex case and community work;
4. demonstrate knowledge of existing services for persons in need;
5. act as a support for persons before the court;
6. demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the need for confidentiality.