Diploma 3 Social Work

Diploma 3 Social Work (DSW3) is offered as a DIPLOMA III course examined by KNEC. A certificate of completion is issues upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

A PASS in Diploma Module 2

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery Method: Both Online & Physical

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
Course ManualKES 1,000.00
Student IDKES 250.00
Polo T-ShirtKES 800.00
Maintenance FeeKES 500.00
Student InsuranceKES 500.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 16,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Total: KES 22,050.00
Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
Student Insurance-
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 16,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Total: KES 18,000.00
Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
Student Insurance-
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 16,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Total: KES 18,000.00

Exam Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
KNECKES 8,350.00
Total: KES 8,350.00
Total: KES 0.00
Total: KES 0.00

Other Mandatory Course Requirements

The following are mandatory requirements needed upon admission:

  • Photocopy of KCSE result slip or certificate or Equivalent
  • Photocopy of National ID Card
  • Photocopy of Birth certificate
  • 6 A4 sized books
  • A minimum 3 ballpoint pens
  • A smart phone is greatly necessary

Course Units/Overview

Below is a breakdown of the units trained under this course

Trimester 1
2428304_1Community Development Methodologies I
2428305_1Community Concerns I
2428306_1Social Transformation And Marketing I
2428307_1Gender And Development I
2428308_1Community Leadership I
Trimester 2
2428304_2Community Development Methodologies II
2428305_2Community Concerns II
2428306_2Social Transformation And Marketing II
2428307_2Gender And Development II
2428308_2Community Leadership II
Trimester 3
2428304_3Community Development Methodologies III
2428305_3Community Concerns III
2428306_3Social Transformation And Marketing III
2428307_3Gender And Development III
2428308_3Community Leadership III

Course Description

Diploma Module 3 in Social Work and Community Development is a course best trained at Uwezo College. This one-year advanced program, examinable by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), serves as the pinnacle for individuals who have successfully completed Diploma Module 2. This prerequisite ensures that participants have the foundational knowledge necessary for the advanced studies offered in Diploma Module 3. Upon completion, graduates can seamlessly transition into relevant degree courses, empowered with a deeper understanding of community dynamics and development strategies.

Course Structure:

Diploma Module 3 is designed to further refine students' understanding of community development, focusing on advanced strategies and critical areas. Key components of the curriculum include:

  • Community Development Strategies: In-depth exploration of advanced methodologies and approaches for sustainable community development.

  • Community Concerns: Examining and addressing the multifaceted concerns within communities, ensuring holistic development interventions.

  • Social Transformation and Marketing: Integrating marketing principles to promote social transformation and engage communities effectively.

  • Gender and Development: Analyzing the role of gender in community development and implementing gender-sensitive strategies.

  • Community Leadership: Developing leadership skills to effectively guide and inspire community development initiatives.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Diploma Module 3 equips graduates with advanced skills and competencies, preparing them for leadership roles in social work and community development:
  • Mastery of advanced strategies for sustainable and impactful community development.

  • Skills to identify, analyze, and address a wide array of community concerns comprehensively.

  • Integrating marketing principles to drive positive social change and community engagement.

  • Understanding and implementing gender-sensitive strategies for inclusive development.

  • Developing strong leadership skills to guide community initiatives and inspire positive transformation.

Why Study at Uwezo College

Uwezo College is your ideal choice for quality education and career success. With full licensing from TVET, serving as an examination centre for KNEC and NITA, and being an approved training centre for KASNEB courses, we offer the most comprehensive and accredited education. Our track record of producing top-performing graduates who excel in the job market sets us apart. When you choose Uwezo College, you're making a commitment to your future, ensuring you receive the finest education, expert guidance, and a competitive edge in today's competitive job market. Join us and secure your path to success.

The following are reasons why you should make Uwezo College as the choice for your studies:

  • We are a TVET Technical and Business College fully registered with the Ministry of Education
  • We provide a serene learning environment and fully equiped workshops
  • We have qualified, competent and committed lecturers
  • Guaranteed attachment
  • We provide bursaries to the extremely needy students
  • We have free high speed Internet connectivity to our students
  • Affordable fees
  • We have clean and spacious hostels
  • We provide job linkages

Career Opportunities:

Upon completing Diploma Module 3, graduates are well-positioned for leadership roles in community development organizations, NGOs, and government agencies. This advanced course opens doors to impactful career opportunities, empowering individuals to spearhead positive change in diverse community settings. Join Uwezo College and embark on the pinnacle of your journey towards a rewarding career in social work and community development.

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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. 2 Passport size photographs
  4. Registration Fee
  5. Student ID Fee
  6. Maintenance Fee
  7. Material Fee(where applicable)
  8. Polo T-Shirt fee
  9. Insurance Fee
  10. Student's handbook fee

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