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How much do you know about children in care?

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How much do you know about children in care? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University. Images: Stephen Collins
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
There are lots of myths surrounding children in care. Can you decipher fact from fiction? Take our quiz to find out

Try A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Nov 2012
Could you manage 24 hours as a social worker? A Day in the Life... provides you with the opportunity to step into a social worker's shoes and to...

Engaging children and adults when there is problematic alcohol and drug use

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Feb 2012
Providing professional help to families where alcohol or drugs are being used requires a delicate approach, explains Andy Taylor.

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Becoming a critical social work practitioner

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Becoming a critical social work practitioner Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2014
What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This unit will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ...

Introducing social work practice

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of ‘social work values’ as well as the...

Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: (c) John Birdsall
Introductory level Duration 40 hours Updated 23 Dec 2013
This course will provide the foundations of understanding self-directed support in Scotland in the wider context of personalisation. Providing...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Wales) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...