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Criminology Level 3 at St Vincent College

Course description

Are you addicted to Crime Scene Investigations or want a career in the police force, legal professions or forensic sciences? Perhaps you are interested to know more about the new exciting subject of Criminology? Either way this is the perfect course for you.

You can choose to study Criminology as a single course that forms part of your academic programme at St Vincent College and it can be combined with almost any other subject.

Forming a core part of St Vincent’s new ‘CSI Pathway’ programme, Criminology is a course that combines the subjects of Psychology, Law, Politics and Forensic Science to form a new discipline of its own.

As a part of our ‘CSI Pathway’ you would not only study Criminology but also courses on Sociology, Psychology and either Law or Forensic Science. This is a competitive programme with entry requirements.

This is a growing subject nationally and the first Criminology course offered at Level 3. It covers an exciting range of topics, covering the Changing Awareness of Crime, Criminological Theories, Crime Scene to Courtroom and Crime and Punishment.

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.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade A*-C, including English Language


Year one: 50% exam, 50% controlled assessment
Year two: 50% exam, 50% controlled assessment

Future opportunities

Higher Education courses in Criminology, Political Science, Sociology, Law or other subjects. Career progression into the Police Force, CSI units, Forensic Sciences and the Legal profession

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Vincent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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