Image: Students in the CSW diploma program at Herzing College
A Community Support Worker (CSW) diploma is a quick, efficient way to start a career in social services.
If you want to do front-line work in your community, but don’t want to earn a university degree in social work, a CSW diploma is a good alternative.
It takes just 11 months to complete the program.
We have been delivering CSW training (both on campus and online) for several years.
Students always say their favourite part of the program is the hands-on training in counselling. Plus the real experience they get on internship at a local community organization.
Most students are excited to get out there and start working with people in need. They’re not interested in spending years studying social work history and theory.
So, exactly what topics and skills are covered in a CSW diploma? How does it prepare you for the challenges of supporting at-risk people?
Read on for a good preview of what you’ll be learning in class.