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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

Engaging children and adults when there is problematic alcohol and drug use Copyrighted image Credit: Andy Taylor
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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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...

Introducing social work practice

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Introductory Level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
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...

Diversity and difference in communication

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Introductory Level Duration 16 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective...

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
Qualify as a social worker in England with this unique work-based degree, offered in partnership with employers – who must sponsor and register you...

An introduction to health and social care

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An introduction to health and social care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 May 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals,...

Foundations for social work practice

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Foundations for social work practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 600 hours Updated 15 May 2013 Register by 09 Jan 2014
Understand the key roles of social work, social work standards and codes of practice – and explore how they work in practice using case study...