Free course

Becoming a critical social work practitioner

Free statement of participation on completion

What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of 'critical perspectives' will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that arise in social work practice.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the delivery of social work services; recognising the complex tensions between personal and social processes in people's lives
  • demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between justice, care and control and the practical and ethical effects of this relationship.