Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences

Course Content

This level 6 course offers preparation for HNC Social Sciences and possible progression to workplaces and/or other level 7 courses. Subjects may include: Research, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, History, Criminology, Geography, Modern Studies, Counselling, Volunteering, Analysing Sources and Texts, Employability/Study/Exam Skills, Guidance and Graded Exam.

Internal progression to HNC level study at D&A will depend on successful completion of all units, performance, attendance and staff reference.

Entry Requirements

Three National 5 qualifications in appropriate subjects or appropriate Level 5 group award with all course credits achieved or two National 5 qualifications plus a relevant NPA. Relevant life/work experience may be considered. Further selection on personal statement. For current/prior learners attendance record/previous performance is considered.

Method of Assessment

Open and closed book assessments in a variety of formats.

Future Prospects

Potential progression to HNC Social Sciences, further study at related HN level or volunteering/employment.

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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