Becoming a critical social work practitioner

Becoming a critical social work practitioner

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 15 hours study time

  • Social care

  • Free

  • Level 3

About this course

This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of 'critical perspectives' will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that arise in social work practice.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the delivery of social work services; recognising the complex tensions between personal and social processes in people's lives.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between justice, care and control and the practical and ethical effects of this relationship.