Course Details

  • Have you ever been curious about how relationships work between people? Do you ever look at society and wonder about the way it functions and is organised? Or perhaps you’re always at the centre of a debate on politics, current affairs or religion. If this sounds like you, this Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities could be perfect!

    The course is ideal for giving you an introduction into a number of key subjects including psychology, law, sociology, criminology, history and English, and can help you understand which area you’d like to focus on in more detail for a future career.

    You’ll look at topics such as what makes someone tick at an individual level, and learn how society has evolved over time. You’ll get an introduction to literature, and explore the foundations of sociology and psychology. You’ll also be developing the skills and knowledge you’ll need for further study in a subject you’re passionate about.

  • If you’d like to enrol on this course, you’ll need to have a pass in English and Maths Functional Skills Level 1. You should also be interested in human behaviour and have a curious mind.

  • Throughout each topic on this course, you’ll build up a portfolio of evidence as the main assessment method. This will include assignments like writing reports, producing presentations, and taking part in interviews or oral question and answer sessions.

  • You’ll have a number of opportunities open to you after completing this Level 2 Certificate, including studying for higher level diplomas and university-level degrees in a range of subjects.

    You might choose to focus on sociology or English, media studies or psychology. The choice is yours. Whichever route you decide upon, there will be a number of rewarding career options for you to pursue.

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  • There are a number of funding and finance options to help you afford the tuition fees for this course and any other costs associated with studying at college. These include special grants and bursaries, as well as dedicated loans just for education.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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