Level 3 Diploma Criminology

Start date(s):
7 Sep 2020
Duration:
2 years
Level:
Level 3
Course Code:
1031005
Study Mode:
FT/PT
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Awarded by:
WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee)
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £993 per year, your course may be free
Funding

Overview

This course will give you an introduction to criminological theories and will enable you to use theories of criminality to analyse criminal situations and make recommendations for policy. How do we explain why people commit crimes? What makes someone a serial killer, or abusive to their own families?

Criminologists have produced theoretical explanations of why people commit crime but which is the most useful? Are these theories relevant to all types of crime? Knowing about the different criminological approaches to theory will give you a greater insight into the kind of thinking used by experts and politicians to explain crimes and criminality.

Aims

This programme will provide you with an introduction to criminological theories and will enable you to use theories of criminality to analyse criminal situations and make recommendations for policy.

Criminologists have produced theoretical explanations of why people commit crime but which is the most useful? Are these theories relevant to all types of crime? Knowing about the different criminological approaches to theory will give you a greater insight into the kind of thinking used by experts and politicians to explain crimes and criminality.

Modules

You will study the following four units:
  • Changing Awareness of Crime (Internal assessment)
  • Criminological Theories (External exam)
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom (Internal assessment)
  • Crime and Punishment (External exam).

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures
5

Delivery

Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

You will be taught by lecturers who are specialists in their subjects. Teaching is classroom based and involves group work and individual work. Independent study is essential outside of the classroom and frequent homework will be given.

You will sit monthly in-class assessment for which you will receive extensive feedback, as well as other assessments throughout the academic year, which will help you track your progress.

Terminal exams will be in May/June.

Maths and English

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Placement:

Work placements are an important part of the programme and all learners will be given assistance in finding a suitable position.

This course is an excellent foundation for those looking for careers in law, forensic science, the police force, probation work, youth offending, prison service, or criminal psychology.

What else?

As part of our full-time A-Level programme, this course is offered in addition to 3 A-Level subjects.

The course consists of 4 units of study and will be available to both first and second year students.

Funding

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited in for a tour of the College, and a one-to-one interview with one of our lecturers. A conditional offer may then be made subject to you meeting the entry criteria.
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Entry Criteria

Ideally, you will hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 (A* to C) which must include maths and English.