This course prepares you for progression to Higher Education to study Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for University-level study, with many past students going on to gain degrees and other awards.
What Will I Learn?
You will study English Literature, Sociology, Psychology and Law (Nantgarw and Rhondda campuses) or History (Aberdare and Ystrad Mynach Campuses), all at Level 3. You will also study Communication, Oral Presentation Skills and Study Skills at Level 3, and Numeracy at Level 2. A range of units is studied for each subject area.
No formal qualifications are required however you will be invited to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to interview to determine your suitability for the course. As the course requires a high level of dedication and academic rigour, you may be directed to a more appropriate programme of study.
You will be assessed by continuous assessment with at least one unseen controlled assessment in each subject area. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
- After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for Honours degree courses in Higher Education in a wide range of Humanities and Social Science based courses or seek employment. Degree opportunities include: teaching, social work, police studies, housing, youth work, probation, criminology, counselling and therapeutic practices, as well as Law, Sociology, Psychology and English.
Social or humanities scientist
Average salary: £39,117
Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.
Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification but is possible with other academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Postgraduate qualifications may be required for some jobs.