Social Sciences

PDA Politics

  • Campuses

    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Part time

  • Level

    SCQF Professional Development Award

  • Campuses

    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Part time

  • Level

    SCQF Professional Development Award

  • Start date

    26 Aug 24


What will I learn?

Whether you are curious or furious about politics, this PDA will provide you with an understanding of the competing theories of how and why the state is organised the way it is. You will explore key ideas which continue to influence the modern world.

Developing your critical thinking and exploring key political concepts like accountability, citizenship, democracy, equality, justice, liberty, power, authority or rights will help you formulate an increased understanding of modern political systems.

You will then study some of the political structures within the UK including Westminster and the Scottish Parliament as well as looking at the work of pressure groups in our society. You look at the role of key decision makers and engage in some of the key political debates dominating our politics today.

What qualifications do I need?

Learners should possess good communication skills. Other knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the unit would be beneficial, such as, research skills.

The previous study of Politics through units and National Qualifications at SCQF levels 5 or 6, or other similar qualifications, is desirable but not essential.

What can I do after?

There are various progression routes in the Social Sciences following successful completion of the course including: HNC Social Sciences, depending on suitability.


Programme Information

Start Date: 27 August 2024

Duration: approx 36 weeks / 3 hrs per week

Evening: Tuesday

Time 6pm-9pm

Cost: Free

This course is online, so geography is no limit! We welcome all applications!

Professional Development Award

Study options

Campus Mode Start date Level
Greenock Part time Aug 24 SCQF Professional Development Award

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