Criminology at John Willmott School (JWS)
LEVEL Level 3
EXAMINATION BOARD WJEC
Criminology is a Level 3 qualification which 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 course is very flexible and is designed so the learner can gain the certificate, award or full diploma which is A level equivalent and will take two years to complete. It focuses on the theories of crime and criminality, why people commit crime and patterns of crime, how we deal with criminals in the justice system and the aims behind these punishments. It also has a ‘crime scene to court room’ ‘CSI’ element looking at the process of evidence and people who work in the Criminal Justice System who come together to prosecute a criminal offence.
5 A* - C at GCSE.
SPECIFICATION AND UNITS OF STUDY
• Unit 1 - Introduction to Criminological Theories – mandatory unit
• Unit 2 - Realities and Perceptions of Crime
• Unit 3 - Social Control: Policy and Practice
• Unit 4 - Changing Awareness of Crime
• Unit 5 - Crime Scene to Courtroom
Students can achieve an Award, Certificate or Diploma in Criminology depending on the number of units studied. For the Award only unit 1 has to be completed, for the certificate, Unit 1 and 5 have to be completed and for the full Diploma, 4 out of the 5 units have to be completed.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION Miss T Richards
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Willmott School (JWS) directly.