Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma in Criminology (Block A & Block D)
Business, Administration and Law
What will you be working towards?
GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Studying Criminology provides the
opportunity to have a better understanding of the different types of crimes, influences on perception of crime and why some crimes are unreported. You will also gain knowledge about why people commit crime and how the criminal justice system works from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict.
This is a course for those who have an interest in understanding the society through the study of crime. Students will need to easily answer essay type questions and learn the specific terminology of criminology. They will also have to revise regularly to ensure the consolidation of previous knowledge.
How will it be delivered?
In Year 12, the internal controlled assessment will be seated at the end of Term 2 in December. It lasts 8 hours completed over two days and it is done on computer. It is worth 50% of their first year or 25% of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology. The students will also have to complete an external assessment in May or June worth the remaining 50% of their first year (or 25% of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology).
In Year 13, students will have to complete another internal controlled assessment (8h) and external assessment (each of them worth 25% of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology). Each unit/assessment needs to be passed in order to receive a qualification. Note: students can decide to after the first year and bank WJEC Level 3
Applied Certificate in Criminology.
English - Level 4
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An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology.