An understanding of Criminology is relevant to many job roles within
the criminal justice sector, Social, Probation work and Sociology and
Psychology. This Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is a qualification
with elements of Psychology, Law and Sociology that compliments studies in
Humanities and many other Level 3 subjects.
The program is designed to offer exciting and interesting experiences through
applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding
in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system.
Diploma: The Changing Awareness of Crime unit will enable the learner
to demonstrate understanding of different types of crime, influences on
perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported.
The second unit, Criminology Theories, will allow learners to gain an
understanding of why people commit crime, drawing on what they have
learned in Unit 1.
The Crime Scene to Court Room unit will provide an understanding of the
criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the
verdict. Learners will develop the understanding and skills needed to examine
information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases.
In the final unit, Crime and Punishment, learners will apply their understanding
of the awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the process of
bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social
control to deliver criminal justice policy.
Certificate: For the certificate award students will study units 1 (Changing
Awareness of Crime) and 2 (Criminology Theories).
A minimum of a grade 4 in English GCSE
Studying the Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology strongly supports access
to higher education degree courses. The qualification also allows learners to
gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment
within some aspects of the criminal justice system, e.g. the National
Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender
The Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology will provide learners with an
introduction to criminal justice and to give a context for humanities learning.
Together with other relevant qualifications, it develops the understanding to
support entry to higher education courses in the humanities sector.