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Criminology A Level at Monkwearmouth Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is an Applied General qualification and aims for learners to gain knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system. The qualification would support learners’ progression from any study at Level 2, particularly GCSEs in Sociology, Law, Psychology, Citizenship, History and Humanities. It is likely to be studied alongside GCE A Levels and has clear links to topics such as Psychology, Sociology and Law and therefore study with at least one of these subject choices would be beneficial.

The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Criminology is mainly to use the qualification to support access to higher education degree courses, such as: BSc Criminology, BA Criminology, BA Criminology and Criminal Justice, BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, BSc Criminology with Law etc.

Course content

This course is an Applied General qualification and aims for learners to gain knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system. The qualification would support learners’ progression from any study at Level 2, particularly GCSEs in Sociology, Law, Psychology, Citizenship, History and Humanities. It is likely to be studied alongside GCE A Levels and has clear links to topics such as Psychology, Sociology and Law and therefore study with at least one of these subject choices would be beneficial.

The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Criminology is mainly to use the qualification to support access to higher education degree courses, such as: BSc Criminology, BA Criminology, BA Criminology and Criminal Justice, BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, BSc Criminology with Law etc.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this course, you will have 5 GCSE’s grade 5 or above

Assessment

Each Unit is worth 25% of the overall Diploma and carries 100 marks. There is a 50/50 split between internal assessment and external exams. The internal assessments consist of a task or tasks based on the unit content, with a scenario and some additional appendices to support the learner in completing the tasks. The internal assessment is invigilated in exam conditions and learners are allowed to take their class notes (Unit file) into the exam room. This is ONLY for the internally assessed exams (Unit 1 and Unit 3).

Future opportunities

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.

Students may continue to Higher Education and complete a degree in Criminology or other related disciplines.

Job options: Jobs directly related to a degree in Criminology include:

• Community development worker

• Detective

• Police officer

• Prison officer

• Probation officer

• Social worker

• Youth worker

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monkwearmouth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 21 February 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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