Certificate in Social Work & Social Administration

Course Code: CSWSA

Level: Certificate

Duration: 2 Years

Course Overview

As the world continues to develop and evolve in several aspects, social wellbeing of people, communities, and nations at large is at the center of development. This calls for dedicated, passionate and career-oriented social workers and administrators with specialized knowledge to support societies in addressing societal issues, and finding solutions to prevailing challenges and problems.

Social work and services aim to address a range of societal issues and challenges ranging from poverty, sanitation, education, physical, mental, and psychological health, family issues, equity, and community development at large; providing services, innovations, therapy/counselling, and connecting people to needed resources.

On the other hand, social administration presents the need to understand human behavior, a commitment to social ethics and values, and a vision for the future for the communities served, allowing for those in the sector to make a positive difference in the societies they live in and serve.

With the need for these skills at community, regional, national, and global level in both government and non-governmental organizations to deliver vital human services and social development, this presents the need for specialization and strong knowledge in social administration to serve in these organization, with knowledge in identifying of areas and sectors that lack support, design of programs, budgeting, evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs, managing of overarching strategy for community development, and supporting of policy formulation for regulation, monitoring and harmonization of social interventions, hence the justification for this course

MODULES

YEAR 1 SEMESTER I

  • CSWA111 Introduction to Sociology
  • CSWA112 Introduction to Social Work
  • CBA113 Introduction to Economics
  • CCS113 Computer Applications
  • CJM115 Communications Skills

YEAR 1 SEMESTER II

  • CSWA121 Social Anthropology
  • CSWA122 Theory and Practice of Social Work
  • CSWA123 Elements of Social Work Interventions
  • CSWA124 Organizational Theory
  • CSWA125 Field Work I

YEAR 2 SEMESTER I

  • CTH215 Intercultural Communication
  • CSWA212 Field Work II
  • CBA214 Research Methodology
  • CSWA214 Community Based Intervention Strategies
  • CSWA215 Community Based Rehabilitation

YEAR 2 SEMESTER II

  • CSWA221 Family Services and Law
  • CBA221 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Business
  • CSWA223 Social Security and Protection
  • CAF223 Cost Accounting
  • CSWA225 Final Year Project/Thesis

Industrial training

  • CSWA226 Industrial Attachment (8 weeks)

CAREER PATHS

Students who undertake this program will have careers in the social work and administration with Local Governments, Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Development agencies as Social Workers, Community Development Officers, Family Protection Officers, Program Officers, Community Mobilization Officers, Activists, as well as Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators, among other similar roles aligned to this sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Option A

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at the same sitting, or it’s equivalent.

Option B

A Certificate from a recognized institution of learning within the same, or in a related field.

COURSE FEES (PER ACADEMIC YEAR)

Semester I

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)425,000/=$265
Functional Fees (Payable once a year)280,000/=$125
Total705,000/=$390

Semester II

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)425,000/=$265
Functional FeesN/AN/A
Total425,000/=$265