Entry Requirements 

Minimum grade 4 in English and Mathematics.


About This Course

The WJEC specification has made Criminology an Applied Diploma qualification that is equivalent to one A Level. It contains elements of psychology, law and sociology that perfectly complements studies in humanities.


Course Content & Assessment

There are four mandatory units that all students will be required to complete:

  1. Changing Awareness of Crime
  2. Criminological Theories
  3. Crime Scene to Courtroom
  4. Crime & Punishment

Of those units 2 will be internally assessed whilst the other 2 externally assessed.


What could this course lead to?

This qualification allows students to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice system. An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, e.g. National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

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