Recently, whilst planning a longer post about social care inductions, I have been thinking a lot about the advantages and disadvantages of online training courses. In particular, my mind has been focussed on online safeguarding training.
So, I can see by my search terms on here that some people, who seem to be looking into studying social work/social care, are finding their way to my blog. If I find time to get a website built, I will upload some of the materials I have used when speaking to people who want to go into social care. From my post prior to this, you saw what my degree included, and whilst there are similarities in degree courses, the content also varies from university to university, and of course from undergraduate to postgraduate degree courses.
This post was inspired by a search engine term that took someone to this blog. They searched ‘everything thats in a social work degree’. I have to say, this took me back to when I was thinking about studying social work as quite obviously it was the content that made me want to pursue the course. I remember I applied for social work at a number of universities, and ‘youth work with public health‘ at another. My enthusiasm for community work, engaging groups of people, voluntary participation and informal education prompted my second course choice, but ultimately social work was the career for me.