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WJEC Diploma in Criminology

This course examines why people commit crime, how society deals with criminals and the ways in which crime can be prevented. It is an exciting option for anyone interested in the study of criminology and those considering a career working in the Criminal Justice System.

Why Choose This Course?

Criminology considers theories that explain why people commit crime in the first place and the types of offences carried out by individuals and groups. It also examines how our perceptions (the way we see crime) develop and change over time, and how we become aware of new forms of crime.

The course also explores how the Criminal Justice System works by looking at each of its individual components in detail, including the police, courts, prison, and the probation service. Criminology has elements of sociology, psychology and law and can be studied alongside these A Level subjects. It offers a fascinating insight into the world of crime, the causes of crime, and how to effectively prevent it.

This course and the qualification you will achieve is equivalent to one A Level and it has been designed to be part of a typical two-year study programme, alongside A Levels. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to the admission requirements of many relevant courses.

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Start date: 05/09/2024

Course code
SCCRIMI24P
Level
Level 3
Location
Penwith College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Subsidiary Certificate / Diploma

Top Course Highlights

Awareness of Crime

Coursework and Exams

Outstanding Facilities

UCAS Points

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Friendly, Approachable Staff

The team will offer you lots of ongoing support to help you achieve your potential both in class, via one to one termly reviews and online bespoke resources.

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Great Career Opportunities

Our students become aware of a career in areas of the Criminal Justice System – the police, courts, prison and the probation service.

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Engaging Topics

This course gives learners the opportunity to study different types of crime, influences, the criminal justice system and criminological theories.

What Will I Learn?

There are four units on this course:

  • Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Criminological Theories
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • Crime and Punishment

The course is assessed using a combination of internal and external methods. Two units, Criminological Theories and Crime and Punishment, are externally assessed through formal exams. The Changing Awareness of Crime and Crime Scene to Courtroom units are internally assessed through coursework.

Where Will It Take Me?

Careers: The qualification allows learners to take the first steps into employment related to the Criminal Justice System. This includes the Police, National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

Progression:  Successful completion of the course is a good foundation for entry into higher education. This applies particularly to degrees including Criminology, Sociology, Psychology and Forensic Science.

Assessment Arrangements

Independent work will include consolidation/extension work, practice exam questions and coursework. You will be expected to record and meet deadlines – skills that will serve you well at university and beyond.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, with a Grade 5 in English. Students should be confident readers, able to write fluently and have good factual recall.

Information & Support

Achievement relies heavily on your attendance and commitment to learning, both within lectures and more independently.

Early in Year 1, you will be given a minimum target grade – based on your GCSE results profile. Your progress towards achieving/surpassing this grade at A Level will be evaluated regularly through assessment feedback, 1:1 discussion and reported grades.

Awarding Body: EDUQAS

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£39,412

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