Employability and Enterprise

Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
11.2 Sociology and Social Policy
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
601/1435/6
GLH:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£28.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This suite of social science qualifications provides an introduction to law and citizenship in the UK and to different aspects of sociology for example sociology of the family and education. The Diploma in Social Sciences also supports the development of a learner

    They have been developed in collaboration with Newham College Of Further Education to meet the needs of post 16 learners who are interested in the different disciplines that make up the social sciences but have not had any prior experience in this sector at Key Stage 4.

    The Diploma may be used as part of a 16-19 study programme for Level 2 learners.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the two units in Group M (Mandatory), totalling 6 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the two units from this group, totalling 6 credits.

    Democracy, Power and Participation in the UK

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/6036
    Click here to view full unit details

    Law in Action: Tort

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/6038
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is for learners with no prior learning in this area who want a short introduction to key aspects of social science. It will be of relevance to learners interested in moving on to further learning in this area at Level 3.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification comprises two mandatory units, which together provide a short introduction to key aspects of social science:

    • Law in action: tort
    • Democracy, power and participation in the UK.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Social Sciences. Learners can take the Award as part of a larger programme of learning, where it complements other study.

    They can use it to help them to prepare to progress to a Level 3 social science course (e.g. an Access to Higher Education: Humanities and Social Sciences or an A level or AS in Sociology), where the majority of their Level 2 learning has not been focused on social science.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is not designed to support progression to employment.


    What are the progression options?

    This qualification supports progression to Level 3 learning in the field of Social Sciences.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There is no requirement for any specific prior learning or attainment for this qualification. However, they will benefit from having English and Maths skills at level 1 or above. It is anticipated that most learners will not have any prior experience of social science before embarking on this qualification. The qualification is available to learners aged 16 and over.

    Funding information

    Learning Aims Search

    The Hub provides a Learning Aims Search which you can use to check the funding status of any qualification or unit.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Hub website


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

     

    Offer this qualification

    If you would like to offer this qualification, you can book a meeting with us to discuss the best options.