Criminology Level 3 Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

Criminology Level 3 Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

This subject is included within the following A Level pathways as a RECOMMENDED CORE subject: Law and Legal; Social Sciences. It is included in the following pathways as a RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL SUBJECT: Humanities; STEM and Healthcare. However, you can choose Criminology with any A Level/equivalent combination - there is plenty of choice and flexibility. You can also take this subject alongside a Diploma in Uniform Protective Services as part of the Criminology Pathway.

Criminology includes an exciting range of topics, covering the Changing Awareness of Crime, Criminological Theories, Crime Scene to Courtroom and Crime and Punishment. The course encompasses elements of psychology, law and sociology.

In Year One you will study different crimes, consider why people commit crime and how we deal with criminals. You will also look at campaigns and create your own. Then in Year Two, you will study what happens at the scene of a crime, the forensic and police investigation process, how cases are prepared for trial and what happens in the courtroom at a criminal trial.

In addition, you will also examine the reporting of crime in the media to understand the impact this has on public perception of crime.

You will study the course for 4.5 hours a week in the first year and 5 hours a week in the second year. You should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per week on homework and private study.

Contact

For general enquiries, please contact: admissions@newcollege.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including grade 5/C or above in English Language and 4/C in Maths, English Literature and one Science. You do not need any previous knowledge of Criminology, but you should have a keen interest in understanding and examining crime and the criminal justice system.

Future career and study opportunities

This course is an introduction to a range of degree courses and careers. It is ideal for students wishing to study criminology, law, politics, social policy, psychology, forensics or sociology at university. Criminology is particularly valued in specific professions such as the police, HM Prison service, forensics, the National Offender Management Service and the National Probation Service, as well as careers in the legal industry, social work and youth work.

Work experience/Careers Extra

This course does not contain a specific work experience component but many of the skills you will learn are essential to employability. If needed, our Employability Team can help you find local work placements that will support the course - for example, with the court service or a barrister.

Enrichment opportunities may include a criminology student conference, a criminal investigation student workshop and/or a visit to a decommissioned prison.

Additional resources/costs

We encourage you to by your own textbook. In addition, there will be a small cost for conferences and visits.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email admissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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