This is an excellent course that offers routes into a range of degree courses, employment, and vocational training. It focuses on the systematic study of people and society. It also aims to develop transferable skills including communication, analytical ability and the handling of complex information.

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Research methodology
  • Politics
  • One year full-time
  • Two years part-time

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Level C or above, one of which must be English*, with the other being drawn from a range of relevant subjects which could include Modern Studies, History, Sociology, Psychology, Geography, Economics, Politics, Philosophy, Maths, Biology or Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies. In addition, you are required to have two National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 plus Higher English at Level A or B
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Children and Young People SCQF Level 6 plus Higher English at Level A or B
  • Advanced Certificate: Pathway to Social Sciences

*NC Communication Higher and Literature 1 is an acceptable alternative to Higher English at Level C.

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

  • Teaching
  • Community education
  • Human resources
  • Social researcher
  • Social worker
  • Probation officer
  • Psychologist
  • Depending on the subjects you choose to study, you might need to buy one or more textbooks – approx. £10-£30 each
  • As well as having appropriate entry qualifications, selection on to this course will be based on criteria outlined in Fife College’s admissions procedure, which may include a personal statement, an interview, and a satisfactory reference or Transition Form