This Social Care - Skills Course has been structured so that students can choose exactly the area they need to develop by setting their own learning priorities.
These courses can be used by qualified social workers in practice as a source of professional updating, as well as by trainers, lecturers and practice teachers as a source of learning material. They can also be used by individuals who are eager to learn more about a particular area of Social Work.
In Session One you will examine what partnerships are before looking at the requirements for partnership working in Session Two. This will set the scene for Sessions Three and Four where you will look at issues of good practice and how you could use these in your social work.
However, given the complexities of partnership, it is inevitable that there are tensions and you will identify and explore these in Session Five. In Session Six you will develop your own strategies for evaluating partnerships in which you will engage in your professional life.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Define the term "partnership" as it is used in social work and social care
- Outline the benefits of working in partnership
- Explain why partnership is integral to good practice
- Identify the main skills needed to work in partnership
- Explain how partnership can address some of the criticisms made of social work methods
- Identify some of the tensions and dilemmas posed by the partnership approach
- Carry out an evaluation of partnership working.
What are Partnerships?
Why Work in Partnership?
Partnership in Practice
Challenges for Partnership
Tensions in Partnership
Evaluating Good Partnership Practice
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 20 hrs.
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.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Working In Partnership With People (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
Working In Partnership With People (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.