We are very aware of the wide cross section of professionals across the region and beyond who are looking to the UWI for opportunities to further their professional development. We know that many of you are drawn to the Open Campus because of the flexible study arrangements we provide.
Our aim is to provide you with a learning environment in which you can strengthen your skills as a self-directed learner and enhance your capacity to interact and collaborate with your peers, share experiences, challenge accepted ideas and build new knowledge.
Whether you have studied in the UWI before, or whether you are joining the institution for the first time, welcome to your link to pre-university study at the UWI Open Campus.
The multi-mode teaching delivery of the Open Campus allows students to organise their time to better fit in with their employment commitments.
Many of our courses and programmes offer students the opportunity to study while remaining in full-time employment.
In addition, the new skills and ideas learned allow first-hand implementation in the practical work situation. Students who successfully complete our short courses, degree programmes, specialised or professional programmes, are well prepared for real world needs.
The UWI, Open Campus is inviting applications for admission to regional associate degrees, diplomas and certificates for August and January of each year. See the programmes on offer.
Please note that for regional programmes, applications must be completed online.
You must submit the Application Receipt and all required supporting documents to your Open Campus Site in order to complete the application process. See Locations at the Prospective Students tab on our homepage for Open Campus Sites across the region.
The Open Campus has Rolling Admissions which allows you to apply at any time all year long. See our Admissions Advisory for the details of this policy to know when the best time is for you to apply.
TRACK YOUR APPLICATION
You may track the status of your application anytime by logging on to the Online Admissions Portal using your Login ID and PIN.
All communication from Admissions will be sent to your email address and print copies sent to your Open Campus Site.
Many of our sites offer continuing and professional education courses, programmes, seminars and workshops face-to-face throughout the year. Please contact your nearest site for information on current offers and the application process.
The offer of programmes and courses is subject to the availability of an adequate number of qualified persons.
ASc in Social Work
Gain insight and practical skills to address some current social issues with the Associate of Science Degree in Social Work (ASc SOWK). This programme is designed to provide training for social work assistants to prepare them for work in agencies and communities and to provide appropriate support to social workers. The courses address the theory and practice of social work and human needs and behaviours. Graduates will be able to serve in para-professional positions and advance organizational goals.
Graduates who meet minimum GPA requirements will be eligible for entry to Level 2 of the relevant BSc programme at UWI.
Who is this programme for?
The ASc Social Work programme is specifically designed for persons wishing to develop social work skills in order to contribute to resolving problems in their local communities and persons interested in building their qualifications towards a professional qualification in social work.
The associate degree programmes are delivered using a mixed-mode format. Courses are delivered using online or blended approaches. Students must have access to a computer and Internet access. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.
Students complete a total of 60 credits normally equivalent to 20 courses. Students explore general education and core courses in a number of areas including:
• Principles and Practice of Social Work
• Ethics for the Human Services
• Caribbean Social Policy & Social Services
• Introduction to Social Research
• Theory & Practice of Social Work
When will the programme start?
The programme starts in August of the academic year.
Applicants should meet lower level matriculation requirements which include:
1. Holders of five (5) CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows:
(i) English (A), and
(ii) Mathematics or a foreign language, or an approved science (not Health Science), or additional Mathematics or Geography
(iii) Three (3) other approved subjects not already counted above.
2. Persons over the age of 21 on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments.
3. Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language
In addition applicants should have a minimum of three years experience in the social service sector as staff or volunteer.
Prior to the start of the programme all new participants must take part in an orientation programme held in August of an academic year. This orientation introduces learners to online study and prepares them for the demands of a UWI Open Campus Associate Degree programme.
|OOL1001||Orientation to Online Learning|
|IYMS1001||Improving Your Math Skills|
Course of Study
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME||MEDIUM|
|MGMT1000||Introduction to Computers||Online|
|FOUN1001||English for Academic Purposes||Online|
|SOCI1005||Introductory Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences||Online|
|SOWK0900||Principles & Practice of Social Work I||Online|
|SOWK0901||Principles & Practice of Social Work II||Online|
|SOWK0902||Human Growth and Development||Online|
|SOWK0903||Human Behaviour and the Social Environment||Online|
|SOCI1002||Introduction to Sociology||Online|
|SOCI1001||Introduction to Social Research||Online|
|GOVT1900||Administrative Principles & Practices||Online|
|SOWK1001||Introduction to Social Work||Online|
|SOWK1003||Theory and Practice of Social Work||Online|
|PHIL1902||Ethics for the Human Services||Online|
|GOVT1902||Caribbean Political Economy||Online|
|SOWK0905||Introduction to Caribbean Social Policy and Social Services||Online|
|PSYC1003||Introduction to Psychology||Online|
|SOWK1900||Social Work Practicum||Online|
|SOWK1007||Law of Social Workers||Online|