• Course Information

    The Level 3 Vocational Course in Social Sciences will give you an in-depth insight into three subjects: Applied Law, Applied Psychology and Criminology. This course has units that include: Health Psychology, Criminological Theories, Crime Scene to Court Room and Criminal Law. The course is put together to give students an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the mind develops. There are 6 exams in total for this course.

    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    The Social Sciences course will give you an in-depth insight into three subjects.

    Applied Law (BTEC) will explore how laws are made and interpreted. It will examine how civil law is applied, an introduction to the Law of Tort, and criminal law. Various case studies will be analysed to consider the application of the law in different areas. The course is designed to allow progression onto a Law Degree.

    Applied Psychology (BTEC) will introduce the students to sport psychology, health psychology and psychological research. Students will examine different approaches in psychology and apply them to human behaviour such as, aggression, consumer behaviour and gender. This element of the course will enable students to progress onto a Psychology Degree.

    Criminology (WJEC) will examine crime scene to courtroom and crime and punishment as well as various different criminological theories to consider why people commit crime. The process from crime scene to court room will be investigated as well as the wider context to crime and punishment. This part of the course will allow students to progress onto a Criminology Degree.

    Course Highlights:

    Study tours in the UK, enrichment opportunities and practical work

  • Entry Requirements

    For our Advanced Vocational courses our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x GCSEs at Grade 4, Maths or English Language or Literature at Grade 4 and Grade 3 in the others.

    Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.

  • How will I be assessed?

    There will be 4 exams for the course – the rest will be course work based, including:

    • 6 units 2 from each subject area that will be assessed through exams.

    • 6 units will be assessed through course work.

  • Progression Pathway

    This course will allow for progression onto specific University Degrees.