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Diploma in Social Work and Community Development – Beacon Technical Training College

Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

This course is designed for those who want to launch their career in Social and Community Development. It equips the trainee with knowledge skills & attitudes that will enable him / her to carry out social development work. 


  • Course Duration: 24 Months
  • Exam Body: KNEC
  • Grade: C- and Above

Course structure and modules

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

Mode of study

Students are exposed to courses that present a sound theoretical foundation as well as a strong practical application.

Career opportunities

You will be taught by enthusiastic staff with vast experience in their fields, experts who place great emphasis on preparing you for success in further study, in your career, and in life.