First level professional higher education study programme Social rehabilitation
2 years or 4 semesters full time studies 80 Latvian credit points, 120 ECTS
Study form Full time studies
Obtained degree Qualification: social rehabilitator
Programme director Mg.paed. Dace Erkena
The aim of the study programme is to prepare qualified, social rehabilitator, who is able to compete in the labour market, provide society with social rehabilitation services,which correspond to values of social work, thereby promoting incorporation of socially isolated groups into society.
The target audience of the study programme are persons with secondary education. The total amount of this program is 80 credit points (120 ECTS). Credit point is a unit, which corresponds to 40 working hours of a student. They consist of contact lessons, seminars and independent work. Studies are divided in semesters. One study year is 40 weeks long (60 ECTS).
The study courses are divided in general (30 ECTS), branch courses (51 ECTS) and optional (3 ECTS) study courses. The aims of study programme are reached with the help of lectures, seminars, independent work and practice.
In the study programme Social rehabilitator the students have two practices. The first practice is 6 weeks that corresponds to 9 ECTS, and is organized at the end of the first study year. The aim of practice to prepare the students for elaboration of scientific research work in social welfare system and to create understanding about importance of research in the improvement of social caretaker work. The second practice of the study programme is planned at the end of the second study year. The second practice is 10 weeks that corresponds to 15 ECTS. The aim of practice to provide students opportunity to acquire individually and deeply the practical skills of social rehabilitator, to integrate and improve practically the theoretical knowledge and to strengthen skills in elaboration of scientific research work in the practice of social rehabilitator.