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Higher Education: Certificate in HE Social Science

I have always enjoyed my time in studying social science, for I’ve never come away from it not unchanged, and to various degrees (excuse pun), and that leads to one of the added bonuses of a personal development goal, besides the academic skills obtained, that shouldn’t be under-estimated, for it seems to come in handy along the way when engaging with society at different times. As stated regarding the Certificate of Higher Education Social Science that:

“…It recognises that the student has gained a broad knowledge of ideas and themes essential to the study of a range of subjects in the Social Sciences (geography, sociology, economics, social policy, politics, psychological studies and criminology) and in related subjects [as offered] in the Humanities….”

As stated by the Open University Awards and Ceremony Centre regarding the above qualification, the following information is given in this passage:

The courses studied build a strong set of vocationally-oriented skills that are transferable [to] many occupations: clarity of written communication; critical thinking; critical thinking and analysis; concise presentation of arguments, evidence and theories; problem solving; time management, self-motivation; and basic numerical skills. [As a student has acquired] skills that prepare them well for study at higher level as well as being transferable into the workplace, such as selection from critical analysis of large amounts of information, the construction of an argument in the form of any essay, reflection on one’s own performance as a learner and the ability to learn from critical feedback.

Thus the conferred academic title, which entitles me to put ‘Cert HE Soc Sci (Open)’ after my name (aside comment: and will do so on my blog because its appropriate), has been granted to me for such completion of study.

Therefore, after much writing and thinking and writing again, re-drafting and writing before finalising, I have gained my ‘academic informed opinion’ qualification, that is, both orally and in written form whilst…

….tempus fugit.

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