Social Development

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Social Development programme

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

Objectives of Social Development

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 for Social Development

    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 Subjects

    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

    Colleges offering Social Development

    Social Development

    Rifkins College
    Mombasa County

    Social Development

    Experts Business College
    Kiambu County

    Social Development

    Railway Training Institute (RTI)
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    East Africa College of Tourism and Hospitality Management
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    Elgon View College
    Uasin Gishu County

    Social Development

    Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    Machakos Institute of Technology
    Machakos County

    Social Development

    The Golden Gate College
    Nandi County

    Social Development

    Hi- Tech International College
    Uasin Gishu County

    Social Development

    Alphax College
    Uasin Gishu County

    Social Development

    Skynet Business College
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    Carlile College
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    Belmont International College
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    Mombasa Aviation Training Institute
    Mombasa County

    Social Development

    East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences
    Nairobi County

    Social Development

    Masinga Vocational Training Center
    Machakos County

    Social Development

    Platinum School of Business Management
    Mombasa County

    Social Development

    Serein Education Centre
    Nakuru County

    Social Development

    Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI)
    Nakuru County