Some academic research programmes are available (awarding MRes and MPhil degrees) but most of the courses in this area are taught qualifications, focussing on key skills and training.
Many are offered part-time in order to better fit the needs of applicants seeking Continuing Professional Development alongside their existing employment.
Social work and social service programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with a grade 12 English credit.
Courses in family, society and human development are also encouraged.
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Social work is a multi-disciplinary and specialised field which focuses on applying the most efficient tools in improving the well-being and the quality of life of certain groups such as children, youths or minorities.A career in the social services field is demanding, but also extremely rewarding.In this field, you can reach out to community members in a number of areas, including health, education, corrections and, of course, social work.In fact, specialisation is the driving force behind most of the programmes in this subject-area.You could train to work with specific groups (such as children, the elderly or refugees) or you could gain administrative skills and move into management within a community health service or hospital.Similarly, courses in Careers Guidance can lead to obvious roles within a school or university, to a position helping jobseekers find employment or to work looking at graduate (and postgraduate) outcomes and associated policy issues.Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker. Read more The Social Work Department at Keele University is part of the North West Midlands Teaching Partnership (NWSWTP), one of the original four teaching partnerships commissioned by the Department of Education.And, whilst individual courses usually have fairly clear practical applications, these can often encompass a range of vocational opportunities.Qualifications in Childcare, for example, can involve assisting families with difficulties, working within educational and care organisations or providing support to minors following traumatic experiences or events.Read more The MSc Social Work is an accelerated programme for applicants who already have a first degree and want to embark on a career in social work.This two year course will fully prepare you for a professional career in the statutory or voluntary social work field.