Certificate in Social Sciences

Course Content

This course is suited to those returning to education without previous relevant qualifications or those wishing to develop a basic understanding of the Social Sciences in order to progress to Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences or other level 6 courses. Subjects may include: Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, History, Social Anthropology, Research Methods, Modern Studies, Environmental Science, Coping Strategies, Writing skills, Numeracy and ICT skills.

Internal progression to Advanced Certificate/Level 6 study at D&A will depend on the successful completion of all units, performance, attendance and staff reference.

Entry Requirements

Selection will be based on personal statement, levelling exercise and interview. For current/prior learners attendance and previous performance will be considered.

Method of Assessment

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

Future Prospects

Successful completion of this course would allow progression to Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences (level 6) or other college courses.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 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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