Social Work And Community Empowerment Skills

Social Work And Community Empowerment Skills (SWCE) is offered as a CERTIFICATE course examined by Uwezo College. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

KCSE and above

Duration: 3 Months

Delivery Method: Both Online & Physical

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1

Tuition FeeKES 27,000.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 1,000.00
Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Total: KES 30,000.00

Other Mandatory Course Requirements

Course Units/Overview

  • Social Work Foundations
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Empowerment Strategies
  • Advocacy and Social Change
  • Crisis Intervention and Counseling

Trimester 1
CES101Community Organization
CES102Consensus And Partnership Building
CES103Community Empowerment

Course Description

Short Course in Social Work and Community Empowerment Skills

Uwezo College presents a specialized Short Course in Social Work and Community Empowerment Skills, dedicated to equipping individuals with the knowledge and abilities needed to make a positive impact on communities. This comprehensive 3-month program focuses on social work principles and community development strategies.

Minimum Requirement:

Prospective students do not require specific educational qualifications but should have a passion for community service and social development.

Course Modules:

  • Social Work Foundations: Understanding the principles, ethics, and theories of social work.
  • Community Needs Assessment: Conducting assessments to identify community needs and assets.
  • Empowerment Strategies: Developing programs to empower individuals and communities.
  • Advocacy and Social Change: Promoting social justice and advocating for community needs.
  • Crisis Intervention and Counseling: Providing support and intervention during crises.

Throughout the course, students engage in practical fieldwork, case studies, and theoretical learning sessions focused on social work methodologies and community development. They learn to assess community needs, design empowerment programs, advocate for social change, and provide support to individuals and groups.

Successful completion of the Short Course in Social Work and Community Empowerment Skills equips individuals with the tools to address social issues and contribute to community development. Graduates emerge ready to work in social service agencies or community-based organizations.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates can explore roles such as Community Development Officer, Social Worker, Program Coordinator, or Community Organizer in NGOs, social service agencies, or government departments.

Enroll in Uwezo College's Short Course in Social Work and Community Empowerment to make a difference in society. Join us to acquire the skills needed to create positive change and empower communities for a brighter future.

Course Instructor(s)


Examining Body

Uwezo College


What are the requirements for registration/admission as a student?

  1. KCSE result slip or certificate or Equivalent
  2. National ID Card or Birth certificate
  3. Email Address

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