Our Courses Find Courses Social Justice Social Justice is a key theme here at Fircroft College, and is even one of our mission aims! Our Social Justice programme allows you to explore key themes in diversity, equality and fairness. Challenge your perceptions and deepen your understanding of society and culture. These courses help you form opinions and explore critical thinking, as well as those of society. Equality and Diversity Level 1 1st April 2020 (Wed-Fri) This unit is an introductory course looking into society and the role protest and activism has within it. Why do people protest? What implications does it have in generating political change? How important do you consider social movements to be in creating political change? What is activism? What are the different types of activism used today and how has this changed over time? You will look at several case studies to form your own views on the need for both protest and activism and how effective it is in shaping society. Introduction to Criminology Level 1 17th February 2020 (Mon-Wed) 3rd June 2020 (Wed-Fri) Why do people commit crimes? You will examine the Psychological, biological and sociological insights as to why people commit crime and its effect on society; taking your local area as a case study you will examine the crimes recorded in your area. Political Engagement Level 1 23rd March 2020 (Mon-Wed) This course gives students the opportunity to explore the ways in which the individual can participate with political institutions in order to affect positive change. Students will engage in a wide variety of activities that focus on political themes and their impact at local, national and global level. The core themes on the Political Engagement course are: political perspectives politics at a local, national and global level engaging with politics community action initiatives politics in my area Dealing with Bullying and Conflict Level 1 Further dates to be released soon. This course will explore bullying and harassment from the view of both the victim and the bully. It acknowledges the challenges and issues that dealing with bullying and conflict can bring. It will unpack the behaviour, the impact and the emotional roller coaster that all parties may go through. This may include the impact on other people not directly involved such as work colleagues and family members. It will explore interventions and ways of responding effectively to conflict. You will also look at support available to all parties and ways of raising self-esteem. Rights and Responsibilities Level 1 10th June 2020 (Wed-Fri) This course will teach you about rights and responsibilities and explore how they help make our own lives and communities better. Human rights may be a global, national and regional issue but ultimately they begin as something personal to each individual. This course will teach you about rights (freedoms that are protected, such as the right to free speech and religion) and how they are directly linked to your own citizenship within society. You will also learn about responsibilities (a duty or something you should do, such as recycling or upholding the law) and how whether in your home, classroom, city, or country, responsibilities are important in helping to maintain society. Image, Society and Perception Level 1 15th July 2020 (Wed-Fri) Image; what does this really mean? How do you see yourself and how do you see others? Society such as the media, peer groups, and our loved ones, and our personal experiences shapes our perceptions of ourselves and others whether positive or negative. Diversity is a fundamental aspect of modern society and our everyday lives. This diversity offers the opportunity to enrich our lives through exposure to people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. At the same time, diversity can be a challenge as we meet others unlike us, and work out issues of accommodation, acceptance and equality for diverse groups. Building Communities Level 1 24th February 2020 (Mon-Wed) 13th May 2020 (Wed-Fri) Are you looking to strengthen the bonds within your community or build bridges with other communities? Whether that community is a place, a shared interest or identity, this course will help you to reflect on your experience. We’ll take a fresh look at community leadership and the skills and knowledge you can develop to play your part. Protest and Activism Level 1 11th March 2020 (Wed-Fri) 24th June 2020 (Wed-Fri) This unit is an introductory course looking into society and the role protest and activism has within it. Why do people protest? What implications does it have in generating political change? How important do you consider social movements to be in creating political change? What is activism? What are the different types of activism used today and how has this changed over time? You will look at several case studies to form your own views on the need for both protest and activism and how effective it is in shaping society. Want to take the next step in your learning journey? Apply now, download an application form or call Admissions on 0121 472 0116 for more information.