Applied Criminology at Thornleigh Salesian College
The purpose of the Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology is to provide learners with an introduction to criminal justice and to give a context for humanities learning. Together with other relevant qualifications, such as Psychology and Sociology, it develops the understanding to support entry to higher education courses in the humanities sector. Students that are interested in joining the Public Services, want to study law or who are just curious about aspects of criminology usually select this qualification and thrive in similar centres. This course also allows learners to balance assessments styles with a mixture of examinations and controlled assignments.
Criminology is a challenging 2 year course that requires students to:
Study the Changing Awareness of Crime
Analyze Criminological Theories
Understand the process of Crime Scene to Courtroom
Evaluate theories of Crime and Punishment
At least 5 GCSE qualifications at grades 4-9
How will I be assessed?
There are four assessed units.
Two are assessed internally via controlled assignments
Two are externally assessed exams each being 90 minutes long.
All four assessments are worth 25% of the final grade
Where will this lead me/progression?
Students use this Criminology qualification to access the following university courses:
Criminology with Law
Psychology and Sociology degrees
In addition, they use this qualification to access the following careers routes:
Working for the National Probation Service
Becoming a Police Officer or Prison Guard
Roles within the wider Criminal Justice System
Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.
What support will I receive?
The Criminology course will be a new course from September 2018 but it will build on the experience that we have of delivering Psychology, Sociology, Religious Studies and Forensic Science due to similar course components. All teaching resources will be freely available, hosted online and the controlled assignment platform will be accessible beyond the classroom. In addition to your guided learning time, you will also receive regular intervention sessions along with opportunities to access enrichment elements of the course such as visiting a courtroom.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.