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

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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