Enrolment is now being accepted immediately. If you would like to arrange a telephone call to talk through any aspect of the course, how to apply or studying by distance learning, please do call us or email to arrange a time for us to call you. Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email for a personal identification number for fee concession or if you would like to discuss the programme in depth.
Eenrollments now being accepted immediately. If you would like to arrange a telephone call to talk through any aspect of the course, how to apply or studying by distance learning, please do call us or email to arrange a time for us to call you. Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email for a personal identification number for fee concession or if you would like to discuss the programme in depth.
The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge to enhance skills in the work place and provide an opportunity to progress to a satisfying and rewarding career in human resources. You qualify with a Diploma which is highly valued by employers. It will help you develop skills that will ensure you are taken seriously in your career.
Studying via distance learning means you can fit your Dip.Soc.Stds. around your lifestyle and can get ahead without taking a career break. Excellent support and feedback is provided and the flexibility of our programme means you can work at your own pace. Our tutors are renowned for their commitment to students.
You will benefit from studying with a non-or profit organisation that has a huge amount of experience in delivering distance learning education. Our students remain loyal to us throughout their lives and many work for us or for collaborating non profit organisation.
The foundation provides you with an educational experience that is not to be found in any other organisation. You will be brought on a reflective journey that will change not only your attitude to learning but to life. The programme focuses on the advancement of reflective thinking which has brought even the most obstinate student into a passionate and successful learner..
PARTIAL GRANT AWARDS TERMS AND CONDITIONS / NOVEMBER 2014 SESSION/SPECIAL CATEGORIES
1.1 The following applicants are entitled to Partial Grant Support from the ARLT Foundation:
1. Those receiving employee insurance including unemployment benefit/job seekers allowance
2. Singles Parents
3. Those on Disability and Sickness Social Assistance
4. All applicants 58 years of age and over
5. Women without full time work - dependant on partner/husband
6. All those who have not had a third level education
7. Employees of non-profit/charitable organisations
8. Refugees and immigrants who do not have full time work
9. Full time or part-time carers
10. Parents or guardians of children with autism, learning difficulties, disabilities and problem behaviours
11. All those who have in the past or presently have had mental health issues including depression/bipolar disorder, drug or alcohol addiction.
12. If you do not fall within these categories but feel you are entitled to a partial grant, please contact us and state why you feel you should be included.
1.2 The ARLT Foundation
The ARLT Foundation is a registered non-profit educational foundation in The Hague, aims to assist individuals to empower themselves and their communities through educational programmes and financial support. It is currently conducting programmes in the Social Sciences through distance learning in 29 countries.
1.3 The Benefits
The programme is designed to inspire students and in particular those in categories 1.1 above to participate in education so to improve their chances of finding employment and further their education. It is designed that they emerge empowered to seek employment and with a compassion that The ARLT expects will enable to develop the self-esteem to become self-sufficient individuals.
Among the skills developed for job seekers are:
� Understanding diversity for effective interaction in workplace and with the public
� Counselling skills for effective communication in the workplace
� Emotional intelligence for the workplace
� Resume writing and interview skills
� Professional etiquette in person and through communication
� Social manners, gender appropriate language and cultural understanding
� Online reputation for job searching
� Self-exploration for job hunting
� Pro - active steps in finding a job and self development
� Targeting realistic careers and jobs
� Filling the needs of employers in today�۪s world
� Academic and professional writing
� Core social science concepts and social forces shaping human behaviour in contemporary social life
� Personality psychology for effectiveness in the workplace
� Understanding cognitive distortions in thinking for effective performance
� Developing through reflective practice a passion and appropriate communication of interests
� Speech writing skills and engagement of audience of one or more
� Understanding the theories of deviance and crime
� Exploring restrictions of poverty, social class
� Development of an educational philosophy for success through reflective practice of past successes and inadequacies.
� Overcoming shyness and dealing with stress for effective performance in the workplace
� Child development and attachment for successful parenting/mentoring/helping
� Language use, overcoming restricted use of language to enable elaborate expression for effective use in the workplace and for leadership.
� Development of empathy, respect and compassion for the vulnerable in the workplace
� Online learning skills and self - learning capacity, capable of embracing constancy in learning amidst dizzying social change
� Understanding racism, sexism, ethnicity, prejudice and stereotypes and instilling and an international outlook for successful interaction with a diverse workforce
� Grounding and an appreciation of social science concepts and theories applicable to the global workplace and in particular the caring and helping professions
� Basic research, using the internet and professional sources
� Learning to bring life experiences to scholarly activities and developing confidence in knowledge of the world: social problems, injustices, violence, terrorism and wars
� Developing energy and enthusiasm for lifelong learning required in the 21st century workplace
The programme is grounded in enabling individuals (especially the long term unemployed) to be self-sufficient in a participatory society and to subsequently relinquish their dependence on welfare support through:
o Reflective Learning and self-exploration
o Creativity and innovation
o Critical Thinking and Resourcefulness
o Humanistic Principles for Compassion and Empathy
o Character Building and Emotional Intelligence
o Cultural Understanding and Respect for Diversity
o Development of Self Concept and Internalisation of Professional Behaviour