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Criminology Diploma at The Brakenhale Academy

Course description

This Level 3 qualifications will appeal to students who are interested in criminal justice and may be considering careers in related areas. Criminology combines well with a variety of GCE subjects at A and AS level such as Law, Sociology and Psychology, as well as with other Level 3 qualifications.
The qualification offers a number of advantages to learners:
 both practical and academic skills are developed through applied learning;
 assignments provide opportunities to learn from practitioners in the criminal justice sector;
 assessment is through a combination of projects and case studies, catering for differing learning styles;
 a stimulating grounding in the study of criminology can be achieved.
What will I study?
Unit 1: Introduction to Criminological Theories 12 Credits
Unit 2: Realities and Perceptions of Crime 12 Credits
Unit 3: Social Control: Policy and Practice 12 Credits
Unit 4: Changing Awareness of Crime 12 Credits
Unit 5: Crime Scene to Courtroom 12 Credits
How will I be Assessed?
The qualifications are assessed through controlled assessment, internally assessed and externally moderated.
What does it lead to?
The Diploma in Criminology is the equivalent of an A-level. It will provide excellent preparation for students who wish to purse careers into the Police Force, forensic services, the legal profession and other related criminology fields.

Entry requirements

A minimum grade D at English and at least 3 A*-C grades at GCSE or Equivalent.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Brakenhale Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years