With the new trends in leadership and management emerging in the society today coupled with the passing of the new constitution, there is a great need to train the people at the grass root and the Kenyan population at large on how the devolved government can be properly managed and the society gets maximum benefits.
Diploma in community Development and Social Work is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable him or her to perform and manage development activities in society.
This is a modular course which is designed to take 2970 hours, 231hours is to be spent in the institution (class work) while 660 hours are for industrial attachment. The attachment is designed such that it is carried out in two parts i.e. part one after module and lasts for a period of 3 months and part 2 after module 2 and lasts for a period of 3 months. During this period the learner will be provided with a log book which guides the student on daily activities expected to be carried out while on attachment.
For both Community Development and Social Work, The module one and two courses are shared and course specialization is only done at module 3 level. Students sit for KNEC exams at the end of each module. The units to be covered include: –
Part A (Elective for social work)
Part B (elective for community development)
The course is examined both internally and externally by KNEC.
After the end of each and every module students sit for KNEC exams and are expected to pass before proceeding to the next module.
Students proceed for attachment after module I and Module II while waiting for the KNEC examinations results.
During attachment the learner is exposed to hands on experience of what they have covered in the classroom. The institute, together with parents/guardians normally identify relevant organizations or institutions where our students are attached, the institute together with the organizations (where trainees are attached) normally supervise the trainees during this period. The supervisor ensures that the log book is signed daily according to the daily tasks which in turn will be counterchecked by the Industrial Liaison Officer from the Institute.
The trainees normally carry out two projects
Supervision of the project should be done by internal supervisor and assessment both by internal & external examiner
KNEC issues result slips to students after sitting for exams for each module after which the student will be awarded with a Diploma in Social Work (if they took Part A) or Diploma in Community Health Development (if they took part B)
After successful completion of this course our graduates get employment in the following: –
After the learner has successfully completed the 3 modules and passed well; students may enroll for a degree in Sociology or Community Development in our universities. This is because the Diplomas issued by KNEC are recognized by both the private and public universities.