Part Time Certificate Criminology L3

Part Time Day · Part Time Day/Eve · Public Services & Criminology · Bishop Auckland Campus

31 August 2021 - 17 June 2022
Mondays, Fridays
09:15 - 12:00
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

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 Certificate in Criminology (leading onto the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology in the second year of study) is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies other public sector-related studies.

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-old learners and adult learners through applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system.

In year one of study, students will work towards the Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology moving onto the Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology in their second year at College.

Course requirements

A minimum of four GCSE's 9-4 (A-C), or a BTEC/NCFE Level 2 at Merit or above - Life experience will also be taken into account when considering applications from mature students. A genuine interest in the subject is essential - and an interview will take place.

What will I do?

The Certificate in Criminology L3 is taught across 2 half days per week. You may enquire about additional studies if you have not achieved grades 9-4 (A-C) in Maths and English and you feel it is necessary for your future career path.

Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology (Year One of study):

Module 1 - Changing Awareness of Crime (Internal Assessment)

Module 2 - Criminological Theories (External Assessment)

Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology (Year Two of study):

Following completion of the above two units in year one, students will then continue their studies with the following two modules:

Module 3 - Crime Scene to Courtroom (Internal Assessment)

Module 4 - Crime and Punishment (External Assessment)

You will also be given the opportunity to experience various visits and guest speakers during your programme of study in Criminology. Previous trips have included HMP Durham Prison, Durham Police Training Centre, Durham and Teesside Crown Courts, as well as a visit to London to complete a Houses of Parliament tour and a Jack the Ripper Crime Trail.

There will be an opportunity for you to undertake some certificated 1st aid training whilst on your course. This will ensure you stay ahead of the competition when applying for jobs and will enable you to respond in an emergency situation - a skill which is valued by any employer.

What will it give me?

Successful completion of this course will give you the WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology (after year one of study) and the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology (after year two of study).

Materials needed

Students will need all basic stationery items for studying. There will be some cost implications for some of the trips across the two years of study, however this will be discussed for individual visits with students at the time.

You can purchase a uniform consisting of a navy hoody, polo shirt and jacket (help towards this will be available for some learners); tutors will organise uniforms once courses commence.

You will also need a leaver arch file.

What can I do when I finish?

Following year one of study and completion of the Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology study programme, you can move onto the second year of study and completion of the Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology study programme.

Following the second year of study, students who achieve high enough grades would be eligible to apply for our own HND in Public Service course. You may also choose to apply for employment or an apprenticeship opportunity following your studies.

Need to know more? Enquire about this course.