Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses Criminology

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In England, it costs about £38,000 per year to house one prisoner.

Key Information

Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses

Two Year Course

Examination Board



Level 3 Diploma

What do I need to study this course?

You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 including GCSE English Language.

What will I study?

Criminology covers all aspects of crime, from what types of crime there are to the range of punishments people receive for committing crime. Topics include: how crime is portrayed in the media and how this affects people’s view of crime; different theories and explanations about why people commit crime; how crime is investigated and prosecuted; how laws are made and how punishment works, and ways to control crime. There are 4 units to cover with a mixture of internal and external assessment.

What next?

Criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work, sociology and psychology. Relevant degree courses includes: Criminology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminology and Psychology, Law with Criminology, Criminology and Sociology, Psychology and Sociology. 

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