DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK
Introduction The Certificate and Diploma in Social Work will be offered by the Department of Sociology and Social Work of the HERMARGS Institute using the curricular developed by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (CDGEC) and approved by NACTVET.
The general objective for developing and offering the Certificate and Diploma programmes in Social Work is to prepare Social Welfare Assistants, who under the supervision of qualified social workers can engage and solve challenges facing individuals, families and small groups; hence enhance their social functioning.
The Specific Objectives
The specific objectives of the Technician Certificate in Social Work are to:
- i. Enable learners to acquire knowledge and skills of performing operational activities in social work in lieu of addressing clients’ problem.
- ii. Prepare learners to use social work practice methods to attend clients with diverse problems.
- iii. Enable learners relate theoretical knowledge and practical work situations