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NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Progression to Further Study in Humanities, Social Science and The Arts (QCF)

Qualification Details

Code: 601/6276/4
Age Range: 16
Level: 2
Credit Value: 29
Review Date: 31 July 2019 *
Sector Code: 11.2
Subject Category: Social Services » Sociology and social policy
Qualification Specification: Download File
Link to Units: http://www.nocn.org.uk/...
Funding Information: https://www.gov.uk/...

*Please note: The ‘Review Date’ is not necessarily the end date of the Qualification. For more information please contact One Awards on 0191 518 6550.

Qualification Summary

What is the primary purpose of the qualification?

Progress to the next level of vocational learning.

The qualification’s key purpose is to support you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding you will need to progress on to further study within disciplines related to humanities, social science and the arts. The qualification enables you to acquire a wide range of essential, transferable skills that will underpin your active participation in Level 3 learning programmes.

Progress to the next level of vocational learning.

The qualification’s key purpose is to support you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding you will need to progress on to further study within disciplines related to humanities, social science and the arts. The qualification enables you to acquire a wide range of essential, transferable skills that will underpin your active participation in Level 3 learning programmes.

Who is this qualification for?

The qualification is specifically for you if you wish to progress on to further study within humanities, social science and the arts. It is particularly suitable for those learners who intend to undertake a relevant One Awards Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

What prior qualifications/levels of attainment does a learner need to take this qualification?

There are no specific entry requirements.

The qualification is suitable for learners who are aged 16 and over.

What is the content of the qualification?

The NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Progression to Further Study in Humanities, Social Science and The Arts (QCF) is a nationally recognised qualification. You must achieve 29 credits in total, studying for around 232 hours.

You can choose up to two of the following disciplines to follow:

  •  Law
  •  The Performing Arts
  •  Humanities and The Arts
  •  Politics
  •  Sociology
  •  Education
  •  Psychology

You will be required to complete a unit on plagiarism and choose from a selection of study skills’ units that have been developed to prepare you for a smooth transition to Level 3 study. These units include: research skills; career planning; revision and examinations skills; critical thinking; study management; writing skills; delivering presentations, and IT skills.

You will also have the option to complete additional units in English and mathematics.

WHAT COULD THIS QUALIFICATION LEAD TO?

Will the qualification lead to employment, and if so, in which job role and at what level?

The main focus of this qualification is for the learner to progress onto further vocational learning. The learner would take this qualification to prepare for an Access to HE Diploma, and progress to Higher Education. Relevant humanities, social science and the arts related professions include: historian; researcher; museum curator; photographer; sociologist; artist and designer.

This qualification focuses on skills and knowledge relevant to humanities, social science and the arts and is between 70% and 90% vocational learning.

Will the qualification support progression to further learning, if so, what to?

The qualification will support progression to Level 3 learning within humanities, social science and the arts. It is specifically designed to lead directly on to a range of relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diplomas offered by One Awards. Access to HE Diplomas can provide a direct route into academic study at level 4 and beyond.

If there are larger and/or smaller versions of this qualification at the same Level, why should a learner take this particular one?

There are no larger or smaller versions of this qualification.

WHO SUPPORTS THIS QUALIFICATION?

This qualification is supported by NOCN centres including:

  •  Hartlepool College
  •  Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College
  •  Derwentside College
  •  Middlesbrough College
  •  Sunderland College