Sociology Online Course

Sociology

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 7 units
  • 150.01 guided learning hours

Sociology

About the Level 3 Sociology Certificate

Broadly speaking, sociology is the study of human society. It is important for professionals to conduct research in this field so that we can understand the systems and behaviours of different social groups. Experts in sociology also help us to identify societal problems and devise ways to improve these situations. Embarking on a Level 3 sociology course with Stonebridge College will help you to start thinking like a sociologist.

During your online studies, you will learn about a number of different social systems, evaluate the socialisation process and pinpoint the various issues that impact society. Altogether, the course has seven modules and will take approximately 150 hours to complete. However this is a home learning course and at Stonebridge College, we encourage our students to take all the time they need to complete the work.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for people who want to develop a deeper understanding of human society. Whether you want to progress to university or you simply have an interest in people watching, this course will help you to achieve your goals.

At Stonebridge College, we don't ask that you have any prior qualifications or experience before you enrol on our sociology distance learning course. All we ask is that you have an interest in the topic and the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of your online course, you will have a foundation knowledge in sociology. You be able to name a number of common social institutions and have an understanding of important social issues.

Having gained your Level 3 qualification, you may choose to study sociology at a higher level. If you did want to progress to degree level, you may consider embarking on our Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) and applying to university.

Alternatively, you may choose to use your qualification to find work straight away. Whatever you choose to do, you can guarantee that this home study sociology course will help you on your way. Careers related to the study of sociology include:

  • Social researcher
  • Social worker
  • Human resource officer

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 What is sociology?

  • The history of sociology
  • The study of sociology
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Sociological methods
  • General sociological theory

Unit 2 Social systems

  • Society

Classical views on social change

  • Culture

Theories on culture

  • Economic systems
  • Identity

Gender

Age

Ethnicity

Social class

Region of origin

Unit 3 The socialisation process

  • Values
  • Norms
  • Roles
  • Status
  • Theoretical understandings of socialisation

Unit 4 Common social institutions

  • The family
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Financial institutions
  • Work and Industry
  • Political institutions
  • Health care

Unit 5 Social Issues

  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Crime and deviance
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Drug abuse
  • Social control

Unit 6 Social stratification

  • Social class stratification
  • Ethnic group stratification
  • Gender stratification
  • Theories of stratification

Unit 7 Social organisation of groups

  • Demography
  • Groups
  • Collective behaviour
  • Social movements
  • Social psychology

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Sociology

About the Level 3 Sociology Certificate

Broadly speaking, sociology is the study of human society. It is important for professionals to conduct research in this field so that we can understand the systems and behaviours of different social groups. Experts in sociology also help us to identify societal problems and devise ways to improve these situations. Embarking on a Level 3 sociology course with Stonebridge College will help you to start thinking like a sociologist.

During your online studies, you will learn about a number of different social systems, evaluate the socialisation process and pinpoint the various issues that impact society. Altogether, the course has seven modules and will take approximately 150 hours to complete. However this is a home learning course and at Stonebridge College, we encourage our students to take all the time they need to complete the work.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for people who want to develop a deeper understanding of human society. Whether you want to progress to university or you simply have an interest in people watching, this course will help you to achieve your goals.

At Stonebridge College, we don't ask that you have any prior qualifications or experience before you enrol on our sociology distance learning course. All we ask is that you have an interest in the topic and the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of your online course, you will have a foundation knowledge in sociology. You be able to name a number of common social institutions and have an understanding of important social issues.

Having gained your Level 3 qualification, you may choose to study sociology at a higher level. If you did want to progress to degree level, you may consider embarking on our Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) and applying to university.

Alternatively, you may choose to use your qualification to find work straight away. Whatever you choose to do, you can guarantee that this home study sociology course will help you on your way. Careers related to the study of sociology include:

  • Social researcher
  • Social worker
  • Human resource officer

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 What is sociology?

  • The history of sociology
  • The study of sociology
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Sociological methods
  • General sociological theory

Unit 2 Social systems

  • Society

Classical views on social change

  • Culture

Theories on culture

  • Economic systems
  • Identity

Gender

Age

Ethnicity

Social class

Region of origin

Unit 3 The socialisation process

  • Values
  • Norms
  • Roles
  • Status
  • Theoretical understandings of socialisation

Unit 4 Common social institutions

  • The family
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Financial institutions
  • Work and Industry
  • Political institutions
  • Health care

Unit 5 Social Issues

  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Crime and deviance
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Drug abuse
  • Social control

Unit 6 Social stratification

  • Social class stratification
  • Ethnic group stratification
  • Gender stratification
  • Theories of stratification

Unit 7 Social organisation of groups

  • Demography
  • Groups
  • Collective behaviour
  • Social movements
  • Social psychology

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

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