Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Department of Social Work. School of Health and Welfare Services. Technological Educational Institute of Crete


- They have modern, comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge, concerning the cognitive subject of social work.
- They draw knowledge from the methodology of social work and from the relevant sciences, delving into and expanding their knowledge on preventing and treating human problems and studying and covering the needs for welfare for individuals, groups, and communities.
- They are aware of the modern knowledge and applications of social work.
- They have a critical understanding on the theories, the principles of ethics and the methodology related to social work.
- They understand and make use of theories on human development and behaviour.
- They understand the way by which oppression, discriminations and socioeconomic inequality contribute to the creation of composite problems affecting the lives of humans and acknowledge their own part in promoting social justice.
- They acquire knowledge and experience about the application of the intermethod social work.
-They acquire critical competence for the development of the social political - social welfare - social work and the effect thereof on the operation of social services - organisations and on the persons served.

- They understand - analyse the social problems in order to contribute to the prevention and treatment thereof, designing and implementing interventions at different levels (individual - group - community).
- They make use of methods of social research, in order to develop and evaluate interventions and promote the improvement of social policy at local level and the acquisition of new knowledge.
- They have knowledge and skills related to interventions at individual, family, group, community, and social organisation level.
- They amend stances and attitudes through experiential learning, resulting to a professional stance and the acquisition of communication skills.
- They acquire knowledge and skills to provide supporting - consulting intervention to individuals, families, and groups.

- They are capable of effectively applying social work within the context of the Organisation, promoting changes with the purpose of improving the social services offered.
- They conduct research work with the purpose of submitting documented proposals, promoting the treatment of social needs of the persons served and treating the community's welfare needs.
- With professional attitude and social accountability, they study, design, and implement actions contributing to the treatment of the welfare needs at a local level and to the advancement of their profession.

Further Information

The programme offers to students the necessary theoretical and applied knowledge in order for them to acquire the necessary professional skills, ethics, and critical thinking for intermethod social work, responding to the changing social needs.
The content of the curriculum covers the knowledge for social interventions regarding the prevention and dealing of social problems, the manning and management of social services, the design and evaluation of programmes of social character, and applied social research.
The curriculum lasts for 4 years. During 7 semesters, 35 compulsory courses are offered along with 8 elective compulsory (in the 6th and 7th semester) from which the student must select 4. In the last semester (8th) there is practice. Education is completed with the drafting of the dissertation. In other words, the student's curriculum includes 39 courses (35 compulsory and 4 elective compulsory), the dissertation and the practical training.

During the 1st and 2nd semester, students are taught courses of Social and Humanitarian Sciences which are used by Social Work (Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy), Information Technology, along with introductory courses of Social Work. The following semesters include courses of Theory and Methodology of Social Work, Organisation and Administration of Social Services, of Social Design, Social Policy, Social Research, along with courses assisting to the understanding of specialty courses. During the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th semester, the Practical Training - Supervision is performed (9 hours per week in the 4th semester, 8 hours in the 5th semester, 12 hours in the 6th semester, and 12 hours in the 7th semester). The Practical Training - Supervision offers students the opportunity of combining theoretical knowledge with practice and develop the application of Social Work within the context of a Social Service - Organisation. Students are supported and lead on a weekly basis through group supervision by a supervisor - educator.
- The rate between theoretical and laboratory courses is 1.5 to 1. The total theoretical hours of the curriculum are 105 and the laboratory hours are 70. Among the total of 70 laboratory hours, 29 laboratory hours are distributed to courses, while 41 laboratory hours are distributed to Practical Training - Supervision (9 hours per week during the 4th semester, 8 hours in the 5th semester, 12 hours in the 6th semester, and 12 hours in the 7th semester).
- The Special Background and Specialisation courses do not exceed 70% of the total amount of courses. In other words, there are 14 course of general infrastructure.
- The curriculum includes 8 selective compulsory courses (in the 6th and 7th semester), from which the student must select 4.
- The student must attend 40 courses, including the dissertation (35 compulsory and 4 elective compulsory, along with the dissertation).
- Each course includes coursework and credits.

Relation To Employment

In order to work professionally, it is necessary to have a practice license for a Social Worker.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.