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Criminology

Entry Requirements

Minimum grade 4 in English and Mathematics. There are no requirements to have studied a similar subject at GCSE though having a GCSE in Sociology, Law, Psychology, Citizenship or History would support your progression onto this course.

 

About This Course

Criminology is 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. This course is designed to offer exciting and interesting experiences that focus on applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system.

 

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 course qualification will support access to higher education degree courses such as:

BSc Criminology, BA Criminology, BA Criminology & Criminal Justice, BSc (Hons) Criminology & Psychology, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology, BSc (Hons) Psychology & Sociology, BSc Criminology with Law.

Alternatively 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, social and probation work and sociology and psychology, e.g. National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

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