Sociology is a study field which deals with human social behavior. It can be also defined as the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Sociology is a part of social science and aims to acquire knowledge about human social factors by performing empirical and critical analysis through qualitative and quantitative techniques, interpretative, hermeneutic and philosophic approaches. The study field looks into the factors such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion and develops scientific knowledge. Sociologists try to understand the issues that change the society. Graduates usually follow one of these paths: criminal justice, human services, education, research, policy or business. Students will develop their communication, analytical and research skills as well as understanding of various human aspects.
The course outlines different types, practices, and principles of public relations. It looks at some key frameworks and developments in PR theory and practice, offering a straightforward combination of theory and case studies. In an increasingly global context, it is also imperative to take into account the international and intercultural perspectives of PR.
Our BTEC in Health and Social Care course is designed to introduce you to working in the health and social care services sector. This in-depth qualification will enable you to gain a nationally-recognised qualification, helping with your career development, or will allow you to progress to further study.
The NCFE Support Work in Schools course is a knowledge-based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools. This includes all staff who work in a school environment as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.
Our NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course will prepare you for a career working with children in the classroom, giving invaluable educational support to teachers. Demand is high for trained and enthusiastic teaching assistants all over the country, and this Teaching Assistant course, building on what you will have learned from the NCFE Level 2 Support Work in Schools course, will equip you with the skills and the qualifications you need to get into this rewarding career, working with children and helping them to learn and develop.
This module uses four key themes –Sexualities, Care, Work, and Citizenship – to explore how individuals shape and are shaped by policy making and welfare practices and how social policy is organised, represented and experienced - opening up challenging questions about the policymaking process both in the past and in contemporary society.
In order to survive, human beings live in social worlds which create security, foster stable attachment between individuals and things, and regulate behaviour. This accessible, vocationally relevant course demonstrates how sociological approaches can be applied to make sense of these processes – investigating how they work and how they sometimes fail.
Making use of a blend of learning technologies, this interdisciplinary module investigates how social science is used to make sense of everyday dilemmas such as sustaining relationships, making a living, finding a place to live, being part of a community, or making one’s voice heard.
A key element of this course is the focus on the practical application of digital marketing and social media marketing tools to set up and maintain a presence in the digital and social world. You will learn how to plan, coordinate, deliver, and test digital and social media marketing campaigns and set targets to monitor the success of these campaigns. A key focus of the course will be the interaction and creative thinking that delegates will partake in, designing creative campaigns and innovative solutions for digital and social media.
You will be familiarised with the main approaches to social protection in different parts of the world, and the interaction between demographic change and the design of social protection. You will focus particularly on the wellbeing of older people, for example in physical and financial terms. You will examine the methodological approaches to the study of poverty and the contribution of welfare mechanisms to its reduction and alleviation. The module combines insights from Social Policy, Demography, Sociology and Economics.
This module is aimed at introducing you to the diversity of the ageing experience and the way in which older people are viewed within the legal system.
This module provides you with a foundation of knowledge on demographic change and population ageing in a cross-cultural, global perspective.
This well-established Masters-level module is available to all audiology professionals working in clinical practice with deaf children. It has the advantage of being an eLearning course so that students can study in their own locality and at a time convenient to them.