Awarded by: York St John University
Teaching and learning strategies have been designed to further develop key transferable and employability skills based on current practice, to enable you to succeed in the public services industry. This programme provides a holistic overview of the social sciences relevant to the public sector. It gives an introduction to several relevant subjects, which are considered are in relation to employment within the public sector. The programme is academic in nature but has a strong focus on the development of personal and professional skills, and the application of these in the workplace.
The course is delivered using a wide range of teaching and learning methods including classroom-based lectures, group-work sessions, workshops and tutorials. It will also include distance learning, practical sessions and research and evaluation of the workplace experience.
Course themes include:
Introduction to sociology
Careers in the public sector
Divisions and inequalities
The global environment
Equality and diversity
A number of assessment methods are used including written assignments, research tasks and self-analysis, reflective accounts, practical assessments, oral presentations and case studies. Over the course of the two years on the programme, you will apply key concepts and constructs that will enable you to access careers in your chosen public sector.
Successful completion of the FD Applied Social Sciences (Public Sector) will enable you to enrol on the BA (Hons) Public Sector Leadership and Management to convert your qualification in to a full honours degree.
Foundation Degree - FD
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||210 points|
|A level||Atleast one A Level pass|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||A BTEC National Diploma in Public Services|
Other Relevant qualifications
|Northern Ireland||£7,200||Year 1|