Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Course Entry Requiremements: KCSE minimum grade of C-

Course Duration: 2 Years

Fees Payable: KES 12,000 per term


The Diploma in Social Work and Community Development program at Kenyaplex Institute of Technology is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective social workers and community development practitioners. This program provides students with a broad understanding of social issues affecting communities and how to address them through community development initiatives.

Students will learn the principles of community development and the strategies used to mobilize communities for development. They will also gain knowledge on social work ethics, human behavior, and counseling techniques, which are essential in supporting individuals, families, and groups facing social challenges.

The course covers a range of topics, including community needs assessment, project planning and management, social policy, advocacy, and human rights. Students will also learn how to engage with different stakeholders and work collaboratively with communities, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be well-equipped to make a positive impact on communities by promoting social justice and equality, mobilizing communities for development, and empowering individuals, families, and groups to overcome social challenges.

Course Duration: 2 years

Entry Requirements: KCSE C- (minus) or equivalent

Exam Body: KNEC

Course Outline:

Module I

- Social Work Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Community Development
- Development Economics
- Entrepreneurship Studies
- Community Capacity Building and Empowerment
- Information Communication Technology
- Community Based Organizations
- Communication Skills
- Life skills

Module II

- Legal Aspects in Social Development Work
- Resource Mobilization and Fundraising
- Project Management
- Advocacy and Lobbying
- HIV/AIDS and other Pandemics
- Statistics
- Resource Management

Module III

- Disaster Management
- Social Psychology and Human Development
- Social Rehabilitation and Reintegration
- Social Policy and Administration
- Social Research Project
- Community Leadership
- Introduction to Counseling Psychology
- Transformation and Social Marketing
- Community Development Methodologies
- Management of Community Concerns
- Gender and Development

Form more information and admission enquiry, please contact us via 0725829194