Group Activities for Social Care Practitioners


The aim of this module is to develop social care student’s awareness and understanding of group based activities from the perspective of being a group member as well as from a facilitative perspective. The module addresses the need to develop knowledge, skills and competence around exercises, activities and training tasks which are integral to the practice of social care. Students will be involved in running and participating in a number of activities that focus on the interpersonal skills needed to not only work within a group but also to work with a group. On completion of the module students will have a number of simple group related exercises that they can use within a number of social care settings including some placement sittings.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the theoretical underpinning of group based activities with particular reference to applications in a social care context (Proficiencies 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.14, 2.16, 5.1, 5.8, 5.19)

  2. Explain the roles and boundaries of running group activities, and the ethical considerations within Social Care work.( Proficiencies, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11, 1.19, 1.21, 2.13, 5.1, 5.8, 5.16, 5.19)

  3. Use effective communication skills for social care work. (Proficiencies 2.1, 2.2, 2.9, 2.14, 2.16, 5.16, 5.19)

  4. demonstrate the need for good group work and teambuilding skills in social care practise (Proficiencies 2.14, 2.16, 5.16, 5.19)

  5. Facilitate and run introductory group activities and exercises. (Proficiencies 1.8, 2.14, 2.16, 5.16, 5.19)

  6. Evaluate their personal experience as a member of a team. (Proficiencies 2.14, 2.16, 5.16, 5.19)

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