Social Development Certificate

KNEC

Certificate 2 years

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.

Overview

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

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.

    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

    Colleges offering Social Development Certificate course

    Riccatti Business College
    Private College
    Nairobi County
    Adept College of Professional Studies
    Private College
    Nakuru Town East Constituency
    Atlas college of Professional Studies
    Private College
    Kamukunji Constituency
    Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies
    Private College
    Nakuru Town East Constituency
    East Africa Institute of Certified Studies
    Private College
    Nairobi County
    Equip Africa College
    Private College
    Cherangany Constituency
    Crownways Institute
    Private College
    Nairobi County
    Carlile College
    Private College
    Nairobi County
    Bridge College
    Private College
    Nairobi County
    Aims College of Business and Technology
    Private College
    Nairobi County
    Kenya Industrial Training Institute
    Public College
    Nakuru Town East Constituency
    Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology
    Public College
    Nakuru Town East Constituency
    Nakuru Training Institute
    Private College
    Nakuru Town East Constituency
    Belmont International College
    Private College
    Nakuru Town East Constituency
    Blaise Institute of Business Studies
    Public College
    Nakuru Town East Constituency

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    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.


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