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Certificate in Community Development& Social Work (KNEC)

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Program Objective

This programme is designed to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable him/her to perform relevant duties related to social work and community development. A graduate of this will be able to work in a salaried or self-employment achieve this, units such as entrepreneurship, communication skills, life skills, information communication technology have been included.

Programme Goal

  • To equip the social development worker with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience that will enable then to effectively implement national development policies.
  • To produce social development workers who appreciate the role of other professionals and involve them in solution of social problems.
  • Develop knowledge, skills and positive attitudes for self-improvement and national development.
  • To enhance positive attitudes of social development workers towards individuals, family and groups in the society.
  • Enhance community participation in social development activities for self-reliance and sustainability.
  • Promote ethical practices in the appraisal and solution of social development problems.
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills to perform social work tasks

Key Skills and interests required to pursue a career in this Field i.e,

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Planning Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Advocacy

Admission Requirements i.e.,

  • KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of D (plain) with a minimum of KCSE D (Plain) OR
  • Equivalent qualifications as approved by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)

Duration of the Programme

This certificate course shall be offered in Four (4) terms.

Learning Outcomes

  • To equip learners with Knowledge and Skills in Social Work field
  • To enhance Student’s Knowledge and Understanding of Contemporary Social Problems
  • To lay a foundation for students to in readiness for a Diploma in Social Work or any other related academic discipline.
  • To equip learners with necessary skills and knowledge to be able to utilize locally available resources for betterment of society
  • To promote ethical, legal practices and other emerging issues in appraising and solving social and development problems

Career Opportunities

  • Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (DMEAL) and Capacity Building Coordinator-Sponsorship Operations. …
  • Social Behavior Change Lead. …
  • Livelihood Assistant. …
  • Assistant Economic Inclusion, HIAS Kenya. …
  • Project Officer – Child Protection
  • Community Development Officer.
  • Community Development Support Officer.
  • Community Centre Coordinator.
  • Community Arts Officer.
  • Community Engagement Officer.
  • Program Officer.

Progression Path

Diploma, Degree in Humanities and social sciences.

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