The Diploma for para professional in social workers is a two semester under graduate and post experience training programme which aims at developing advanced professional knowledge and skills necessary for efficient and effective management of human resources in the Civil Service and Public Sector in Sierra Leone. The undergraduate Diploma comprises of 9 modules: 3 Basic, 4 Core and 2 Electives. Participant may complete the whole course within two semesters of continuous study or by completing its modules within a period of two years.  The curriculum provides a broad range of theoretical, analytical and practical skills to develop and enhance social workers knowledge and skills.


Three (3) WASSCE credits (or 3 G.C.E. ‘O’ Levels) or its equivalent or a complete professional qualification in a relevant discipline which provides foundation level knowledge appropriate to the proposed course plus  2 years working experience in the Civil Service and Public Sector.


Introduction to Social work

Social Services and welfare systems in sierra Leone

Techniques in Social work

Understanding child survival growth and development

Understanding child protection and local framework

Introduction to Social work writing and presentation

Understanding Human Behavior

Introduction to methods of social work, case work, group work

Case management

Introduction to Basic Research

Psychosocial wellbeing and support

Understanding and Responding to Humanitarian Disasters

Supporting vulnerable Children, youth and families

Crisis Intervention and management

Developing a language to conflict and violence

Introduction to Social development

Providing service to children the continuum of care

Method of social community development and mobilization

Networking and Multi-disciplinary teams and Advocacy

Understanding Monitoring and evaluation and data demand and use

Supporting Supervision

Self care and Development