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Social Development - African Institute of Research and Development Studies

This social development certificate program aims to equip social development work trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes and experiences that, will enable them to participate effectively in implementation of National social development policies.

 Certificate  2 years Fee: on application

Social development is about improving the well-being of every individual in society so they can reach their full potential. It is about helping people so they can move forward on their path to self-sufficiency. The success of a society is linked to the well-being of each and every citizen.

A certificate in Social Development will serve to equip students with social work skills to engage with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being of the people.

Graduates will be able to apply social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with various stakeholders in order to develop interventions that solve social and personal problems; and create social change.

Career prospects:

  • Community worker in Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations,
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Progression path:

  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Social Development - objectives

This social development certificate program aims to equip social development work trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes and experiences that, will enable them to participate effectively in implementation of National social development policies.

Graduates will work in various sectors;

  • Clinical social work
  • Mental health social worker
  • Social work administrator
  • Child welfare
  • Community-Based Organizations

 

    Entry requirements

    The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

    • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), or;
    • Pass in a relevant Artisan course, or;
    • An Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

    The duration for the course is two (2) years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.
    This program is examined by KNEC at the end of the two years training period.

    Social Development - course content

    MODULE I

    • English Language
    • Communication Skills
    • Information Communication Technology
    • History And Government Of Kenya
    • Social Development Work, Theory And Methods
    • Social Research Methods
    • Social Policy And Administration
    • Project Development And Management 

    MODULE II

    • Human Growth And Development
    • Law In Social Development
    • Kiswahili
    • Management And Administration
    • Community Health
    • Economics
    • Project (Not Teachable In Class; Supervisory Unit)
    • Field Practicum/Report

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