WHAT YOU STUDY
Not all types of crime are alike. What types of crimes take place in our society? How do we decide what behaviour is criminal? Why do people commit crimes? What happens to those who commit a crime? Why and how do we punish people? All these questions will be explored in this exciting course by understanding the reasons why people commit crimes and what happens within the legal system to control and reduce criminal behaviour.
Level 3 Diploma in Criminology is an applied qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities. This course is equivalent to one A-Level and carries the same number of UCAS points. You will study a number of exciting topics, including:
HOW YOU STUDY
The teachers will devise a range of activities to facilitate learning and this is based on students working independently inside and outside of the classroom.
Visits will take place to a variety of organisations that are relevant to this course, as the opportunities
Progression To University
The Level 3 Diploma in Criminology can be used to access higher education degree courses, such as BA/BSc Criminology, as well as many other degree courses. Alternatively, the qualification allows learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice system, e.g. the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.
GCSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but we recommend that students who wish to study this course have at least a Grade 5 in English; students will be required to work independently and produce a considerable amount of coursework so a good understanding of English is essential.