Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Constituents of a society

About Course

The Diploma in Social Work & Community Development course is designed to equip individuals with the relevant knowledge, skills and values in order to improve the living standards and social functioning of communities and societies and to successfully manage development programs while promoting sustainable development.

The learner will understand how societies function, social problems, dynamics of community organization, social and resource mobilization, social work methods and capacity building.

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Qualification Required

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a holder of KCSE mean Grade C - or KCE Division II
  • Certificate in Community development, social development, social work, Community Health, Counseling and Psychology.
  • Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)
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Certification Body

Kenya National Examination Council, TVET CDACC(Apply Now!)

Certificate Awarded

Diploma Certificate in Social Work and Community Development(Apply Now!)

Expertise Gained

The course prepares student to work with NGOs, CBOs, government and other development agencies.

By the end of this course program a graduate should be able to:

  • Analyze and address the various socio-economic, political and cultural challenges affecting the modern society.
  • Apply Social work knowledge and methods in improving social functioning and problem solving of the community members.
  • Enhance capacities of the youth and women through participatory leadership, community organizing and training.
  • To contribute positively to the social welfare while improving the living standards of the communities. To successfully manage various community development programs and projects for the benefit of larger community.
  • Integrate and analyze global trends and issues such as technology, environmental conservation, human rights and globalization into the community development process.
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Possible Careers you can pursue

  1. Social Workers
  2. Tutors / instructors of social work and community development
  3. Community development specialists
  4. Counselors
  5. Project Managers
  6. Policy Makers
  7. Public Works Administrator
  8. Case Manager
  9. Community Empowerment Coordinator
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Financing Options Available

The following are various financing options available for the program.

  • Self-Sponsorship
  • Government Funded Sponsorship program
  • State financed loans from the Higher Educations Loan board
  • Local authority bursary programs (usually in conjunction with a development partner)
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Average Duration of the Course

6 semesters (3 months per semester)

Course Units

Average 6 units per semester

Average Course Fee

Average KES 20,000 - 25,000/= per semester (tuition fees)

Course Application Process

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