Social Science and Humanities Level 2

Social Science and Humanities Level 2

Social Science and Humanities Level 2

(Skills for Further Study)
Level 2 Certificate


Course outline:

This qualification is designed to give learners skills to help them progress to the next level of vocational learning and Level 3 courses might include access to:
• Level 3 BTEC Law & Criminology
• BTEC Health & Social Care
• BTEC Business and
• A-Level Sociology (accompanied ideally with level 5 English Language)

Post college the skills, knowledge and understanding would suit progression into entry level roles within social work, nursing, healthcare, education or social care.

Portfolios of evidence should include a variety of evidence to demonstrate that the assessment criteria for each unit have been met. Examples of evidence that could be included are:
• Observation record
• Questions and discussions
• Photographs
• Video
• Worksheets
• Tape recordings
• Self-assessments
• Workbook activities
• Final multiple-choice tests.

Key skills that will be covered will include:

Learning about using theoretical approaches in sociology, research methods, ethical research, use of secondary data

Units covered:

• Intro to Sociology
• Research Methods in Sociology
• Development of Social Policy
• Social Psychology
• Psychology
• Information literacy
• Research project
• Study management
• Plagiarism
• Revision and exam skills
• Introduction to Humanities


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Ascentis

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    Duration

    One year

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs at Level 3 or above

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    Skills developed:

    • Constructing critical arguments
    • Oral and written discussion
    • Researching and analysing

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • Level 3 BTEC Law & Criminology
    • BTEC Health & Social Care
    • BTEC Business and
    • A-Level Sociology
    (accompanied ideally with Level 5 English Language)

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    Assessment summary:

    All units are internally assessed through the production of a portfolio of evidence that covers the relevant assessment criteria, internally assessed and verified by the centre and then externally verified by Ascentis.


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