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Featured courses for you to study

  • Introduction to social work in Wales
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    Social care 

    Introduction to social work in Wales

    Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual perspectives: it also takes place in a social context. Society, demography, geography, national legislation, national policy, and language all play an important part, both in the lives of service users and carers and in the practice of social work practitioners. This course will introduce you to the importance of recognising that social work practice happens in context. In particular, you will learn about what this means for social work in Wales – in the Welsh context.

  • Perspectives on social work: Individual stories
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    Social care 

    Perspectives on social work: Individual stories

    In this series of four interviews you will watch a service user, a carer, a social worker and a social work manager talking about their different experiences. The interviews will illustrate the importance of listening to people’s stories, the importance of relationship in social work practice, and the importance of the context in which social work practice takes place. You will consider questions about the interviews, and will reflect on the implications for practice of what the individuals have to say.

  • Small country, big history; themes in the history of Wales
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    History 

    Small country, big history; themes in the history of Wales

    The course reveals source materials for a number of topics in Welsh history from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries. It looks at the way historians do their work by aligning these sources with the writings of major historians of Wales. It allows you to decide whether these writings provide an accurate interpretation of the evidence.

  • What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales
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    Education 

    What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

    This is a personal development course for carers in Wales. It will help you to identify and reflect on your experiences, interests, skills and your future aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan to take forward beyond the course. Developed by The Open University in Wales and Carers Trust Wales, it is embedded with case studies from real carers sharing their experiences and reflections.

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