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Criminology Level 3 Diploma

Subject Area: Social Sciences
Level: BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Exam Board: WJEC
Syllabus No:

What do I need to study this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 and above including a grade 4 in GCSE English.


What will I study?

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

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

This is an Applied General qualification. This means it is designed primarily to support learners progressing to university. It has been designed to offer exciting and interesting experiences that focus learning for 16-19 year-olds through applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system.

Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime (internal assessment)

Unit 2: Criminological Theories (external assessment)

Unit 3: Crime Scene to Courtroom (internal assessment)

Unit 4: Crime and Punishment (external assessment)

This course is equivalent to one A level.


What next?

The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Applied 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