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about us


  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

This course is a good option for those who are interested in developing the knowledge and gain understanding around Psychology, criminology and Social Science.

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    What this course includes

    • Psychology
    • Criminology
    • Sociology
    • Numeracy
    • Communication skills (Reading and Writing)
    • Personal development skills.

Why choose this course

This course will prepare you for progression on to higher level Social Science courses possibly leading to university.

Entry requirements

  • Four National 4 qualifications including English, and Maths or equivalent.
  • Supporting statement
  • Successful interview (either face to face or online)

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

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    Where it leads

    Employment: Roles within social care.

    Education: Social Science level 6 or other relevant NQ higher-level courses within West Lothian College

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for around two hours.( interviews may be online or via at telephone call)

Please bring evidence of qualifications already gained and a pre-prepared personal statement (maximum of 200 words) which includes:

  • What attracts you to health and social care as a profession
  • The qualities you have that would make you suited to a career in care
  • Your goals for the future
  • Any other relevant information to support your application

The interview involves:

  • Individual discussion
  • Group discussion

Fees, finance and funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.