NC Social Science (Level 6)

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

This course is now full.

This NC Social Science course aims to offer you knowledge and understanding in several social science disciplines at SCQF Level 6, and is designed to prepare you for HNC level courses in the social sciences or other social subjects.

What will I learn?

The course includes National 6 level units in a selection of Social Sciences. The range of subjects offered include the following:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Politics*
  • History
  • Modern Studies*
  • Communication
  • Criminology*
  • Geography*

* please note that course content may vary slightly between campuses.

You will complete a minimum of one SQA Higher (external exam and coursework) in a social sciences subject.

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • A minimum of four National 5 level qualifications at ‘A’ or ‘B’, with a strong preference being given to National 5 qualifications in English and social subjects
  • Alternative entry requirements include passes in NC Social Sciences Level 5. As part of the NC Level 5 qualification you must have studied and passed a National 5 SQA exam in a social science subject with a minimum of a B pass
  • If English is not your first language, you must be able to demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an ESOL qualification at Higher level
  • A positive academic reference
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirements equivalency table

Jobs and further study

If you successfully complete this course, you may apply for progression to HNC Social Sciences, or other courses in vocational areas (such as social care, early education and childcare).

You may wish to continue your studies in the General Education (Highers) programme at Glasgow Clyde College.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

Application forms will be acknowledged, then screened for current/pending qualifications. Selection for interview will depend on the quality of application form, so please ensure that your form is fully completed and detailed. The form should give information about your qualifications, interests and personal attributes, and if possible, give reasons why you are interested in studying the social sciences.

If selected for interview, you will be asked to attend an interview (this may consist of an information session followed by an individual interview, or individual interview only). This includes a written task.

You must send your qualifications and a reference to the admissions team.

Interviews will usually begin in April to June.

At the end of the interview process, the recruiting staff will evaluate your written task, interview performance and qualifications. You will be informed of the result of your interview within 10 working days of interview.

You will either receive:

  1. An Unconditional offer - you have met the entry requirements and a place is yours
  2. A conditional offer- your will have a place providing you meet the conditions stated in your offer e.g exam results. As soon as you receive your results in August you must advise the college. Your offer will then be changed to an unconditional offer.
  3. Waiting list – Unfortunately the course is full, but if any spaces become available you will be contacted, usually around the course start date.
  4. Unsuccessful – You have not met the entry requirements and are advised to contact Student Services to discuss alternative options.

Once you have received an offer you must reply and accept this offer within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6064