A Levels

Criminology - Level 3 Certificate (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 05/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 25/06/2025
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

This course will enable you to develop an understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crime goes unreported. You will explore ideas around why some people commit crime, and how the criminal justice system works. You will consider the nature of criminality, criminological theories and the process of bringing an accused to court. You will develop your evaluative skills through looking at the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy.

Qualification Gained

  • Certificate in Criminology

What Will I Learn

The diploma in Criminology consists of four units, studied across two years.
- Changing Awareness of Crime
- Criminological Theories
- Crime Scene to Courtroom
- Crime and Punishment

Our Lecturers

The course is taught by well qualified and experienced lectures who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support. The team includes staff with relevant sector expertise.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Variety of delivery methods including classroom activities, professional discussions, digitally-enabled activity, presentations and directed study.


As a student, you will have weekly tutorials that are used for one to one support, progress updates, employability skills and preparation for University.

How Will I Be Assessed

The WJEC Level 3 Certificate in Criminology is assessed through a combination of one written examination, set and marked externally by the exam board, and one centre-marked assignment.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above are needed to study this course.

Required Experience

No specific experience is required for this course but a keen interest in Psychology is essential.

How To Apply

Clicking "Apply" will add the A Level programme to your list of interested courses. During the checkout process you will be able to select the A Level subjects you would like to study.