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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
11.2 Sociology and Social Policy
Credits:
15
Qualification No:
601/1436/8
GLH:
102 hours
Total qualification time:
150 hours
Price:
£59.00 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 a total of 15 credits, with 6 credits from Group M (Mandatory) and 9 from Group O1 (Optional units: Social Sciences).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the two units in 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
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    Law in Action: Tort

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/6038
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    Optional units: Social Sciences

    Learners must complete 9 credits from this group.

    Carrying out an Extended Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/505/1086
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    Community Action and Active Citizenship

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/6037
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    Equal Opportunities, Prejudice and Discrimination

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6044
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    Global Citizenship

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/6040
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    Law in Action: Criminal Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/6041
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    The Sociology of Education

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/6039
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    The Sociology of the Family

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/6043
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is for learners with no prior learning in this area who want an introduction to some key areas of social science. It will be of relevance to learners considering further study in one of a number of related areas at level 3.


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

    This qualification includes two mandatory units

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

    Learners can then add further units from a range covering the sociology of education and the family, criminal law, community action, citizenship, equal opportunities and discrimination. They can also include a unit covering the skills required to undertake an extended project.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Social Sciences. Learners should take the Certificate if they want a programme that gives them a reasonable grounding across different aspects of social science, before progressing 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).


    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, including for example sociology or law.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

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

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