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UCAS CODE: SLS1

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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Carmarthen Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

The Social Studies Certificate in Higher Education allows students to explore both Sociology and Advocacy in practice and prepares students academically for the needs of the two-degree courses.

Students considering this programme are also guided to explore the associated degree progression points:

  • Advocacy (BA)
  • Sociology (BA)

This initial year of study allows students to explore issues such as culture, media, health and social care, wellbeing, and a range of social factors will be explored including ideas about forms of disability, gender, the role of media, crime, multi-agency working, the role of social care and welfare, social justice and inclusion.

Course Overview

A one-year programme. This qualification is an initial foundation year that includes modules, which explore sociology, advocacy, social policy and social studies.

This can either be a standalone exit award or a foundation year, after completion, to join either the BA Advocacy or BA Sociology degrees.

Career Opportunities

A range of employment with the Social Care and Voluntary sector

  • Communities First
  • Families First
  • Family Support
  • Working in the voluntary sector

Progress to either:

  • Advocacy (BA)
  • Sociology (BA)

After completion of the degree programmes above potential employment option widens to include:

  • Advocate
  • Criminal Justice Sector
  • Education Officer
  • Emerging roles within sport and film industry (responding to current events)
  • HE/FE Lecturer
  • Local Authority Management and care
  • Local Health Authority Management and care
  • Media
  • Nursing and Mental health Nursing (Further Study Required)
  • Police
  • Probation Officer (Further Study Required)
  • Project Management
  • Project Manager
  • Research
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Worker (Further Study Required)
  • Student Support Services
  • Supporting Vulnerable Groups
  • Youth Offending

Graduates of the Advocacy (BA) and Sociology (BA) degrees may also choose to continue studying and complete postgraduate and postgraduate research qualifications through progression onto, either, the MA Equity and Diversity in Society or a PhD in Social Justice and Inclusion that allow students to utilise post-graduate funding.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 32

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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