Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Humanities, Business & Social Science Level 2
Are you keen to return to higher education but need further preparation at Level 2 before progressing to Level 3? This Pre-Access course will enable you to return to education with ease and get used to good study habits.
Level: Level 2
Purpose: Access to Higher Education
Guided Learning Hours: 132
Duration: 20 weeks, Mon, Tues & Fri, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Next Course: 13 January – 12 June 2020 (Individual units in Sociology, Law and Politics can be studied separately – see below)
What are the qualifications about?
You will develop the knowledge and skills required to progress to a higher level vocational qualification, specifically a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences or related areas. You will refresh and enhance your English and Maths skills, and learn how to study effectively in higher level courses.
Who are they for?
If your goal is to study in higher education, perhaps via a Level 3 Access to Education course, in preparation for a career in the humanities and social sciences sector or a related area, then this is the ideal course for you.
What do I need?
You don’t need prior qualifications for this course, although you will benefit from having English and Maths at Level 1 or above.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin is a small, friendly and inclusive college and the perfect environment for adults returning to education. Getting back into education can be daunting. Our ethos is centred around making you feel as comfortable and happy as possible to bring out the best in you.
What sorts of things do they cover?
The topics you would cover include:
- Study Skills including Referencing Skills, Practical Presentation Skills and Research Skills
- A number of options relevant to your chosen area, including Introduction to Law, Introduction to Sociology and Introduction to Politics (these can be taken as individual units – see below for date details).
How will I learn and be assessed?
You will be assessed through activities relevant to the units you are studying.
How long do they take?
Guided learning hours
Guided learning hours are the hours you spend learning with your training provider or on your own. The guided learning hours for this qualification are:
- Level 2: 132 hours
Usual course length
Completing the Pre-Access to Humanities and Social Sciences Level 2 Certificate usually takes:
- 20 weeks part time, 3 days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
Choose to study Individual Units only
- Introduction to Sociology: 13 January – 30 March
- Introduction to Law: 14 January – 31 March
- Introduction to Politics: 21 April – 2 June
What jobs could they lead to?
The aim of the pre-access course is to prepare you for study in higher education in preparation for a career in the humanities and social sciences sector or a related area. Although the qualification has not been designed to lead directly to employment, it will support you to take the first step towards a career in a range of professions in health and human science and related areas.
What would it cost me?
Cost: £724. We will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it: find out if you are eligible.