Fast Track to Social Sciences

Course Content

This full-time course is designed for individuals looking to re-skill or enhance existing qualifications. This level 4/5 course includes an NPA in Criminology at Level 5. Additional subjects include Modern Studies, Communications and other Social Science units. There will also be opportunities to explore volunteering and employment pathways. This course is suited to those wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the Social Sciences and Criminology in order to progress to a range of Social Sciences courses at an appropriate level for the learner. Progression will depend on successful completion of all units, performance, attendance, strong personal statement, reference and pre-existing qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be required to work at Levels 4/5 and therefore this course carries a higher academic workload than Introduction to Social Sciences Level 4. Entry qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. A strong application form, personal statement and reference will be necessary.

Method of Assessment

Open and closed book assessments, presentations, reports, co-operative learning, portfolios, visual material and peer assessment.

Future Prospects

Can enable progression to further study in a range of subjects and at an appropriate level for the learner. This may include: Certificate in Social Sciences, Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences or Access to Social Sciences. Progression to HNC Social Sciences would require two relevant Highers or one Higher and an NPA Level 6 or PDA in a relevant subject.

Pre-existing qualifications will also be considered for progression.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    15 Jan 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    15 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Social Science

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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