Sociology A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

Studying Sociology will give you an understanding of the world that emphasises the interaction between individuals; teacher and pupil, within groups; different subcultures and social institutions; how people interact with agencies such as the police.

What’s on the course?

During your first year you will study key concepts and theories about social order, social control, social change, conflict and consensus. You will also look at social structure and social action theories and the influence of research on policies.

Firstly you will study Acquiring Culture where we look at family and households; how the family has changed and why, and also how childhood is influenced by cultural factors such as child soldiers.

Afterwards you will study Understanding Society and Methods where you will look at applying your knowledge of research methods to a particular piece of research material. Within this you can approach three areas: education, media or religion.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 5 including maths and English at grade 5

A large number of students go on to study Sociology or a related subject at university. The skills you acquire are transferable to a number of professions. Some options for Sociology students are: Counsellor, Social Work, Human Resources, Youth Worker, Teacher, work within the Police or Prison Service.

Through written exams. Students will take AS level at the end of their first year to help them monitor their progress and for universities to see how they are doing.

The A level is awarded on the basis of exams held at the end of the second year which cover the full course.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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