L2 Pre-Access to HE Social Sciences

The study of Social Sciences opens up diverse opportunities in areas such as the criminal justice system: HM courts and tribunal service; welfare services; the police, prison and probation services; youth and community work; and local government. For those wishing to pursue a career in Psychology, career paths may include: clinical, health, sport, forensic and neuropsychology.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Start Date
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      16 weeks
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  • Overview

    You will develop your study skills in: note taking, planning / structuring essays, critical and creative thinking and effective referencing, with an introduction to Sociology, Psychology and education, as well as building your confidence so that you are ready to progress on to the next stage.

    *Price: £632.50, FREE subject to eligibility.

    Times: Tuesdays 9.30am-3.30pm.

  • Entry Requirements

    No formal entry requirements, but you do need a willingness to learn. We will give you Careers advice and support to help you to decide which of the various career opportunities is right for you. We will signpost you to help with English and Maths if you need these qualifications to progress by helping you with a bespoke learning package to ensure you have exactly what you need to progress on to the L3 Access to HE course and beyond. You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of our admissions team. 

  • How will I be assessed?

     Assessment will be via assignment work, research projects, examinations, reports and reflective accounts.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to a higher level qualification / Level 3. It is important that prior to enrolling you research and contact the institution you wish to progress to, to ensure you are aware of the entry requirements for your chosen progression route and that this access course will be accepted as an entry requirement. 

  • Delivery Method - Blended

    This course will be delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of classroom-based lessons and a small amount of online lessons.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.