Diploma In Social Work And Social Administration

Program Overview

The Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration program at Nkumba University provides students with a solid foundation in social work theories, principles, and practices. Over the course of the program, students will learn about social welfare policies, human behavior and development, counseling skills, community development, social research, and ethical considerations in social work. The program emphasizes hands-on experience through field placements, enabling students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings.

Why Choose Nkumba University for Social Work and Social Administration?

  1. Practical Approach: Nkumba University believes in the importance of practical learning in social work education. Our program integrates field placements and practical experiences, allowing students to develop essential skills such as client assessment, case management, advocacy, and community engagement. These practical opportunities enhance students’ readiness for professional practice.
  2. Experienced Faculty: At Nkumba University, our faculty members are experienced professionals in the field of social work and social administration. They bring a wealth of practical knowledge and academic expertise, ensuring that students receive quality education, mentorship, and guidance throughout their studies.
  3. Community Engagement: Nkumba University values community engagement and encourages students to actively participate in community development initiatives. Through partnerships with local organizations and community service projects, students have opportunities to apply their skills and contribute to positive social change.
  4. Career Opportunities: Graduates of Nkumba University’s Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration program can pursue a variety of career paths in social work. Employment opportunities exist in areas such as child welfare agencies, community development organizations, healthcare settings, non-profit organizations, social service agencies, and government departments. Social workers play a crucial role in addressing social issues, providing support to individuals and families, and advocating for social justice.

Career Prospects:

A Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration opens doors to a range of rewarding career opportunities. Graduates can work as social workers, community development officers, case managers, counselors, program coordinators, and advocates for social change. They can make a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities by addressing social inequalities, promoting social justice, and improving overall well-being.

Course Duration: 2 Years

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  • Applicants for Diploma programmes should hold:
  1. A Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
  2. Uganda Advanced Level Certificate (UACE) with at least one Principal Pass, and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
  3. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study from a recognized institution;
  4. Any equivalent Certificate besides UCE and UACE from a recognized institution.

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