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Criminology at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form

Course description

An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology.

WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities.


Course content

Students learn about the various theories of criminality (Biological, sociological and psychological), the discussion around criminal and deviant behaviour, government policies and the implementation of the law. Students have to plan campaigns to change people’s behaviour, and understand the role of the media and social media in influencing both crime rates and people’s perception of crime.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's Grade 4 or above.


Criminology course consist of four units, two of which are assessed by exam and two by a controlled assessment.

The Diploma is the equivalent of 1 A Level.

Future opportunities

Students will progress onto a wide variety of courses including social work, law and legal studies and business.

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.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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    • Sixth Form
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