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The aim of this course is to offer a starting point for you to acquire skills and build your confidence to progress on to further learning, employment or volunteering. The course examines the subject of Sociology and how we function as a society. It will give you some of the basic concepts in the area and is a starting point for how society can shape our lives, culture and politics

Course details

The course will cover the following topics: Sociology Theory, Class, Education, Family and Social Inequality.

Entry guidelines

You do not need formal qualifications.

You must be able to interpret written tasks, be willing to work independently, write answers in a legible and understandable form and organise written information clearly and coherently.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed by completing a work booklet that consists of a variety of tasks related to the subject, such as, short answer questions, completing tables, finding information, identifying evidence and writing about the subject.

You will receive a Wirral Met College certificate to acknowledge your attendance and learning, and understanding of the subject at this level.

Additional Information

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Where can I progress to?

There are a number of programmes you can move onto from this course, for example Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Introduction to Criminal Justice or Introduction to Criminology. Depending on previous qualifications, you may want to consider a progression course such as Pre Access to Humanities and Social Science.

When does this course run?

  • Starts 17th Jan 2018 - Ends 21st Mar 2018 Ref Y023J004

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £85.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 17th Jan 2018 - Ends 21st Mar 2018 Ref Y023J002

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £85.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 25th Apr 2018 - Ends 27th Jun 2018 Ref Y023J003

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £85.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 12th Sep 2018 - Ends 09th Nov 2018 Ref Y023K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £85.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 12th Nov 2018 - Ends 18th Jan 2019 Ref Y023K002

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £85.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 21st Jan 2019 - Ends 22nd Mar 2019 Ref Y023K003

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £85.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 15th Apr 2019 - Ends 14th Jun 2019 Ref Y023K004

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £85.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).