social care for children

Social Care with Children and Families online course

£350.00

Become a family support worker. After completing the course  you could be eligible to apply  to become a family support worker. These posts operate in places such as nursery, children’s homes, and refuge or family community centres. Potential earnings in this area up to £23,900pa.

Testimonial

“Quick marking of assignments has been very useful, also I love the positive feedback, its very encouraging” Lauren J

 

This is a very skilled and specialist type of social work. It requires flexibility, specialised knowledge and awareness and empathy with families, children and their situations and environment.

About Social Care with Children and Families

Professionals working with this specific group – families and children – can offer a range of services to their clients including support and guidance, counselling services  and even supervision for those who are facing the economic and social consequences of issues like substance abuse or problems related to illness. Social workers will often find themselves consulting and collaborating with authorities and professionals such as police, schoolteachers, medical professionals etc in their efforts to secure good outcomes for the families they are assisting

About Our Social Care with Children and Families Course

Our course will provide an introduction to subjects like family structures, and help you to understand and assess factors that come into play in many of these problem areas as well as familiarising you the correct courses and procedures that you have to follow when you work with families and children.

What are my options after this course?

Become a family support worker. After completing the course  you could be eligible to apply  to become a family support worker. These posts operate in places such as nursery, children’s homes, and refuge or family community centres. Potential earnings in this area up to £23,900pa.

Build your career. To further advance your career you might consider additional training/education in the social worker field.

*Source: Payscale.com, Oct. 2012

The Social and Political Context of Social Work with Children and Families

Principles of Social Work with Children and Families

The Process of Social Work with Children and Families

Direct Work with Children and Young People in the Family

Working with Adults in the Family

Working with the Family as a Group

Immediate Protection of the Child

Protecting Children 2: Ensuring the Child’s Future Welfare

Working with Children being Looked after by the Local Authority

Social Work with Families through Transitions, Loss and Gain

Children and Families and Special Needs

Empowerment and Partnership in Work with Children and Families

What Are Your Study Options?

We aim to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
Traditional paper-based;
Home study provides quick access to online courses material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
We can only approximate the time it takes to complete a course at it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 180 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

Tutor Support
This course provides unlimited access to your a personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your course and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with anything.

Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.

Award 1 is Social Care with Children and Families Diploma

Award 2 is Level 4 Social Care with Children and Families Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 4 ABC Award Certificate of Achievement.