The programme This programme is designed to provide training for social work assistants to prepare them for work in agencies and communities and to provide appropriate support to social workers. The courses address the theory and practice of social work and human needs and behaviours.
The programme Graduates will be able to serve in para-professional positions and advance organizational goals. Graduates who meet minimum GPA requirements will be eligible for entry to Level 2 of the relevant BSc programme at UWI.
Scope The Associate of Science degree in Social Work (ASc SOWK) comprises 60 credits, equivalent to 20 semester courses. The ASc SOWK delivers 30 Level 1 credits appropriate for exemption towards the BSc and graduates of the ASc in Social Work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 are eligible for direct entry to Level 2 of the corresponding BSc programme. The Associate of Science degree is designed both as a terminal qualification and for further academic study
The programme Academic Preparation (2 courses) Orientation to on-line learning Improve Your Math Skills General Education (5 courses) Introduction to Computers Caribbean Civilization English for Academic purposes Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Spanish Core (15 courses) Electives (1 course)
Core Courses Principles and Practice of Social Work I Principle and Practice of Social Work II Human Growth and Development Human behaviour and the Social Environment Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Social Research Administrative Principles and Practices Introduction to Social Work Theory and Practice of Social Work Ethics for the Human Services Caribbean Political Economy Introduction to Caribbean Social Policy Introduction to Psychology Social Work Practicum
Advantages Academic preparation 2 courses 20 courses US $300/course Part-time Evening schedule Courses 13 x 3 = 39 hours Mixed mode: On-line and face-to-face Job relevant Laddering into level 2 courses (UWI)
Who is it for? The A Sc Social Work programme is specifically designed for persons wishing to develop social work skills in order to contribute to resolving problems in their local communities and persons interested in building their qualifications towards a professional qualification in social work.
Applicants Applicants should meet lower level matriculation requirements which include: Holders of five (5) CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows: (i) English (A), and (ii) Mathematics or a foreign language, or an approved science (not Health Science), or additional Mathematics or Geography (iii) Three (3) other approved subjects not already counted above.
Applicants 2. Persons over the age of 21 on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments. 3. Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language In addition applicants should have a minimum of three years experience in the social service sector as staff or volunteer.