• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Social Science
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This course is for those who want to find out about social science areas with a view to progressing to HNC study. It is an introductory course for those with some knowledge and experience of social science-related subjects. critical thinking problem solving communication skills presentation techniques the ability to be flexible and to work co-operatively with others personal effectiveness the ability to take responsibility for your own learning study and research skills skills in ICT.

SCQF Level 6

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Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in social science. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What will I study?

You'll learn about social science, useful if you want to do an HNC or HND Social Sciences. You'll study sociology, history and psychology. You'll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

Next step course options

HNC and HND Social Science

How will I be assessed?

Closed and open book assessments. You will be assessed on an ongoing basis using practical assessments, assignments and case studies. There is no final examination.

Why should I choose this course?

This is a wide field with employment prospects in different specialisms. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to progress to HNC or HND study. You'll be taught by staff who are experienced in the social sciences. You'll have the chance of work placements and industry visits through our connections with, for example, Police Scotland, criminal justice organisations, South Lanarkshire Council and the British Psychological Society.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads opportunities in social services, social care and voluntary organisations.

What are the entry requirements?

  • four National 5 awards 
  • Reference Acceptance may depend on interview.

What are the interview arrangements?

 Professional reference, essay and qualifications discussed.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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