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Best Online Courses in Social Work 2019

An online course is a class that is taught online and can be completed in a fairly short amount of time, typically a year or less. Many students pursue online courses in order to gain a greater scope of experience that may help them qualify for career advancement or better professional opportunities.

What is an online course in social work? This academic program provides students with the education and experience needed to support members of their community who may be struggling with addiction, family issues, elder care, discrimination, abuse, or other social problems. Program participants learn how to help struggling individuals, create community programs to address specific problems, and help people in need find resources. An online course in social work allows students to access class materials such as recorded lectures, homework, assigned readings, and collaborative projects remotely and complete it at their own pace. 

Completing an online course in social work may help students improve their reading, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. These skills may translate into improved job prospects and better career performance once students enter the workplace.

Taking part in an online course can cost differently for each student, depending on the school and the length of the program. Students are encouraged to research their chosen course to confirm that it aligns with their personal and professional goals.

Many individuals who participate in an online course go on to have careers in health and human services, working as social workers, substance abuse counselors, and child welfare workers in schools, medical facilities, juvenile detention centers, prisons, nursing homes, and local community centers. In order to work as a social worker in some of these settings, students may need to further their education and earn a four-year degree from a college or university.

A benefit of taking an online course is that students are able to access their schooling remotely, regardless of where they live. To learn more about an online course in social work, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Noble Manhattan Global

Life and Executive Coaching Foundations is the most extensive introduction to coaching on the market. It is the 100% online training providing you with the knowledge, ski ... [+]

The Life and Executive Coaching Foundations (LECF) created by Noble Manhattan Coaching Americas is designed to give the blueprint, guidance, and training needed to apply to coach in life and business and drive results. Because NMCA knows that coaching is an important commitment, this course was created as a stepping stone toward a full certification program. However, it deploys the proficiency, knowledge, and practice of any fully accredited program.

It’s a promise that this isn’t just an introduction to coaching. It is the program that will make you fall in love with coaching and never wanting to stop.

At NMCA, we understand that developing the coaching skill set and practice muscle isn’t often easy. That’s why professional coaching from credentialed coaches with access to techniques, research, and the tools is so important. By facilitating personal and professional growth that leads to improved performance, the acquisition of new skills and knowledge as well as the overall development of the coachee, our professional coaches empower others to do the same.... [-]

USA Richmond United Kingdom Weymouth
Open Enrollment
3 - 6 months
Online
Distance Learning Centre

The Support Work in Schools Level 2 Course is available to learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, C ... [+]

The Support Work in Schools Level 2 Course is available to learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant.

This is a knowledge-based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools, including site staff, administrators etc as well as those who work directly with children and young people.

It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.

As it's a knowledge-based qualification, it can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training/induction for those new in post.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
80 find your juris doctor
Online
Of Course Learning

This course will help you either set up your own life coaching business, or it can be used as a personal self-development tool. This course covers all aspects of life coa ... [+]

This course will help you either set up your own life coaching business, or it can be used as a personal self-development tool. This course covers all aspects of life coaching and so makes it the perfect choice for those people wishing to train as a life coach, as well as those people wishing to set up their own life coaching practice. Equally though, it is perfect for those who wish to use life coaching as a self-development tool, in order to reach one’s full potential. The course comes with unparalleled support from the course creator, Libby Seery, and she is available 7 days a week. During the course you will be introduced to many tools and techniques which will equip you with the skills necessary to become an effective communicator, ensuring you get the most from personal and professional relationships. You’ll learn how to set goals and how to achieve them with the aid of the SMART and TGROW coaching models. You’ll have everything you need as all course materials are included as part of the course, including over forty downloadable resources, all of which are ready for you to upload your own company logo too, and personalize as your own.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Of Course Learning

In the modern world counselling and CBT training is essential for people who want to make significant changes to their personal and professional lives. This course will g ... [+]

In the modern world counselling and CBT training is essential for people who want to make significant changes to their personal and professional lives.

This course will give you a deep understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its relevance to your life and the lives of those around you. Further, it will equip you for the next stage in your learning in advanced counselling skills or on the road to becoming your own CBT therapist.

This course covers the following topics:

What is CBT, who uses it and what can it be used for How to apply CBT as self-help therapy The principles of CBT and the CBT triangle Recognising and identifying emotions, feelings and behaviours ... [-]
USA USA Online United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
International Career Institute

ICI’s life coaching course gives you the opportunity to guide people in their search for personal satisfaction and/or professional growth. Life coaching careers are ... [+]

ICI’s life coaching course gives you the opportunity to guide people in their search for personal satisfaction and/or professional growth. Life coaching careers are very fulfilling because a competent life coach becomes a part of other people’s improvement as a person and as a career-driven individual. This career choice is very exciting, too, as it offers tons of opportunities to establish new relationships and at the same time benefit from its flexibility and earning potentials.

Course Outline Introduction to life coaching Individual perception Lifestyle organization The coaching processes Coaching skills Coaching delivery Coaching and psychology Meeting coaching objectives Objectives and planning Review and adjustment Career Prospects ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
International Career Institute

Many people find satisfaction in being a part of an individual’s growth. As a teacher’s aide, you can experience this while enjoying an exciting and fun-filled career. Al ... [+]

Many people find satisfaction in being a part of an individual’s growth. As a teacher’s aide, you can experience this while enjoying an exciting and fun-filled career. Although this profession does come with challenges, becoming a teacher’s aide can be very fulfilling. Just enter the field prepared by completing a teacher’s aide course from ICI and you will surely find success and stability in this career.

Course Outline Educational psychology Office practices Classroom delivery Skills Course writing and development Careers Counselling Counselling and psychology Career Prospects

A teacher's aide, also referred to as teacher assistant or integration aide, render support to preschool, elementary, and high school teachers. They can solely assist in clerical and administrative tasks, work closely with students, or perform both as needed. Specific duties include:... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
International Career Institute

ICI’s counselling and psychology course allow you to achieve a very rewarding career in a rapidly growing profession. You can find many opportunities to work in establish ... [+]

ICI’s counselling and psychology course allow you to achieve a very rewarding career in a rapidly growing profession. You can find many opportunities to work in established institutions and companies as well as help people cope with personal and professional difficulties. We offer you a course developed and conducted by qualified professionals who are highly experienced and successful in the field.

Course Outline Module 1: Introducing Counselling Skills Module 2: Personal Development Module 3: Taking Care of Yourself Module 4: Maintaining Good Practice Module 5: Being a Listening Helper Module 6: Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge for Listening Module 7: Recognising Your Own Barriers to Listening Module 8: Establishing a Helping Relationship Module 9: Counselling Practice 1: Beginning the Discussion Module 10: Counselling Practice 2: Deepening Understanding Module 11: Counselling Practise 3: Working with Action and Endings Module 12: Being Prepared for Common Personal Problems Module 13: Understanding People from a Social Perspective Module 14: Understanding Individuals from a Psychological Perspective Module 15: Coping with Different Types of Helping Conversations Module 16: Dealing with Difficulties Module 17: Key Counselling Skills Career Prospects ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Academy of York

Do you like the idea of making a difference in the world? Do you like the idea of helping people? Do you like the idea of working for yourself, in your own time and at yo ... [+]

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‘Make a difference in people’s lives and help them reach their goals

Do you like the idea of making a difference in the world? Do you like the idea of helping people? Do you like the idea of working for yourself, in your own time and at your own pace? Being a Life Coach provides you with an opportunity to get out of the 9 – 5 grind, out of the traffic, out of the boss’s hair, out of your shell, and into your own time, your own pace, your own and your difference!

Life Coach partners with their client to assess the client’s goals, where they are at, where they want to go, and then assist to bridge that gap. Therefore, Life Coaches have very distinctive character traits. They are empathic, patient and compassionate, they also exhibit strong leadership, organizational and communication skills.... [-]

South Africa Randburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Online