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Foundations for social work practice

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: K113
  • Level: 1
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Student reviews

A thought provoking course of which I thoroughly enjoyed. The tutorial support and course materials were excellent. The tutor had a breadth of knowledge and was extremely supportive. The workshops were structured well and helped to understand theory relating to practice. Would definitely recommend to others.

Course starting: January 2010

Review posted: January 2011

Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this course. The TMA questions - including the examinable essay component - were far too ambiguous; a view I believe many of my fellow student peers shared. It may depend on the tutor but I felt that ours was reluctant to help with this problem. I would advise that if future students feel the same they 'voice' their concerns
'collectively' and preferably at the beginning of the course rather than wait until they reach their end assignment as I believe respective marks would greatly improve with clearer questions or clear support to understand them.

Course starting: January 2008

Review posted: December 2008

The course material was good and well planned. However, the TMA questions were ambiguous at times and this caused considerable concern among the students. The workshops -although time consuming - were well worth the effort to attend. The tutors on this course were excellent, very supportive and always there for you at the end of the phone if need be. They gave great guidance throughout the course that contributed to a real learning experience.

Ellen Fahy

Course starting: January 2007

Review posted: July 2008

I did not really enjoy this course although I did learn a great deal. Workshops could have been organised better.

Course starting: January 2007

Review posted: June 2008

I really enjoyed this course but participants should be aware that a large chunk of the work is about writing reflectively about your own practice.

The course introduced interesting social work topics including the social work process.

Saturday workshops must be attended and were usually interesting with the opportunity to spend considerable time with your course tutor and fellow students analysing different scenarios.

A good introductory course to social work.

Mark Prowse

Course starting: January 2006

Review posted: July 2007

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