When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Loredana Parisella
  • Course Code K24HSSB03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is designed for those curious about social issues. The course offers a comprehensive overview into the foundations of sociology as a discipline, exploring different explanations into how society is constructed and affects behaviour. It provides participants with an opportunity to explore a range of social issues in a rapidly changing society and addressing practical applications that have emerged from sociology in various social institutions such as education, family, health and crime. You will gain foundations for various career paths including social work, policing and teaching, or further academic studies in Social Science, Health and Social Care and Humanities. Immerse yourself in the big ideas and perspectives in Sociology through engaging discussions, exercises and exploring case studies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the foundational principle of sociology.
  • Develop an understanding of sociological theories and how these have increased our understanding of social issues including crime, family and social inequalities.
  • Understand social factors that have influenced change in society such as gender roles and how these changes have influenced social policies.
  • Know how your own personal experiences have been affected by society.

Class format and activities

Classes are held in person at our North Kensington Centre. There will be discussions, exercises and case studies working in pairs, small groups and in the larger group. There will also be tutor input and handouts provided. Towards the end of the course, you will complete written work that is relevant to your learning and suited to your level of study.

Entry requirements

No previous qualification or experience required. This is an introductory unaccredited course equivalent to Level 1. Participants are asked to come willing to draw on their own experiences and be open to the diverse views, perspectives and experience of other students. You will need to be a fluent speaker of English, be able to listen and respond to others and take part in discussions. To be considered for the next level you have to be willing to complete a comprehensive piece of coursework and read recommended texts.

What you need to know before you enrol

This is a course for beginners. A good command of written and spoken English will benefit you in order to take part in class discussions and complete written tasks.

What you need

Laptop/tablet/iPad with a fast and reliable internet connection. You will need to download MS Teams in order to join your class and access learning materials. There are no other costs, but you will require a notepad and pen if you wish to take notes

What you can do next

Level 2 (Accredited Course). Access to Social Science , Access to Humanities, Access to Law.