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Level 3 Diploma in Criminology at Paignton Community Sports Academy

Course description

This course looks at crime and criminality. Key questions that are investigated include: How do we explain criminality and how can these theories be applied to real life scenarios and real life crimes? Who decides what behaviours should be against the law? Who gathers information about crime? Why do most of us tend to obey the law even when to do so is against our own interests? Students will also look at the process of crime scene to courtroom developing the understanding and skills needed to examine information to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases. The course will be delivered in a variety of ways including discussion and debates, role plays, guest speakers and independent research. 1 compulsory unit will be studied and 3 optional units. How will you be assessed? Units are assessed through controlled assessment. This means a series of assignments set out tasks to be completed in a set amount of time. Each assignment is assessed at a Pass, Merit or Distinction level and overall grading is then awarded for the unit.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, Minimum of grade B in GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paignton Community Sports Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years