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Criminology, Psychology & Social Sciences - Find Out About

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is aimed at students who have no or little knowledge or understanding of these subjects but are curious and want to now what they involve.
    Whilst on the course you will develop an overview and introductory understanding of the social sciences and how they attempt to explain the communities and society we all live in.
  • What you'll learn

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    Under the umbrella term of Social Sciences, you'll have a brief look at some of the topics that are covered within Criminology and Psychology and how study of these subjects can lead to some exciting and interesting careers. Here's a few examples of the sort of things we'd be looking at:
    Why people commit crime, are criminals born or made bad?
    Why are some individuals and groups discriminated against?
    How does the memory work?
    How does the education system help us succeed?
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal qualifications needed for entry but you will need a sufficient level of literacy to complete your workbook and tasks.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will agree an individual learning plan (ILP) with your tutor at the start of the course, identifying what you want to gain from the course. You will complete activities and tasks set by your tutor which will show the range of skills and knowledge you have gained while on the course. You will receive supportive feedback throughout the course and will track your own progress in your Individual Learning Plan.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You will need to be interested in developing your skills and knowledge alongside an enthusiasm for working with others and your tutor to enjoy finding out new things.
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Groups and Times

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    Location: Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre. Group: B. First class: 20 September 2024. Last class: 15 Nov 2024
    • Friday : 09:30 - 11:30
  • Future opportunities

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    This could be a starting point for your journey to future study/work in these subjects:
    Level 1 studies in English/maths and Computer courses (Important preparation for study at level 2)
    Level 2 GCSE English and maths (Important for study at level 3 and to gain employment)
    Level 2 Certificate in Skills for further study in Humanities and Social Science (This will really help prepare you for study at level 3)
    Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Pathways in Social Science, Social Work and Teaching/Education)
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £60.00

    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


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    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


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    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

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    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:30 - 11:30
    2.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    8 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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