This course introduces you to the world of social sciences.

You will learn about the society we live in, individual behaviour and what makes us who we are, gaining National 5 level qualifications along the way.

Issues examined on the course include: gender roles; inequality in society; what makes someone a criminal; does nature or nurture make us who we are.

  • Understanding of the social and political world
  • Analysis and evaluation skills
  • Core skills and other transferable skills
  • Information gathering
  • Presenting information
  • Drawing conclusions
  • One year full-time
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Crime in the community
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course
  • NB the actual content might vary by campus.

One of the following:

  • Four National 4s in relevant subjects (such as English, History, Modern Studies, Geography, RMPS, Business Studies)
  • Certificate: Start Here for Qualifications
  • Advanced Certificate: Pathway to Social Sciences
  • Advanced Certificate: Pathway to HNC/D/Degree
  • Advanced Certificate courses in care, social care and related areas.
  • Public service
  • Retail
  • Care
  • Finance
  • Community education
  • Administration
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise