The Open University (OU) have developed a short course that will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the knowledge and theory associated with social work practice.
You will begin by thinking about key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills needed for social work practice.
You will then move on to looking at social work with individuals, exploring the importance of biography.
Finally you will consider reflective practice. Reflective activities will enable you to apply learning from your own life and/or practice, as well as new learning from this course, to your current situation.
This free course is an adapted extract relevant to The Open University course K113 Foundations for social work practice.
To find out more, visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/modules/k113