What will I learn?
Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. During your first year, you will study the psychology of crime as well as analysing how the media reports crime. In year 2, you will investigate the techniques used in the investigation of a crime such as forensics and the judiciary process. You will also consider the effectiveness of different strategies used to reduce criminality from custodial sentences through to community orders.
Year one of this course is the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Criminology (equivalent to an AS Level).
Year two of this course is the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Criminology (equivalent to an A Level).
You will have strong writing skills and an ability to succeed in controlled assessments. You will be expected to work in your own time, in addition to class time, in order to achieve the highest grades.
• Changing Awareness of Crime
• Criminological Theories
• Crime Scene to Courtroom
• Crime and Punishment
You will go on a number of field trips and excursions including:
• Houses of Parliament
• Crown Court
Five GCSEs at A*–C/5 (including English at 5 and Maths at 4).
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
Studying Criminology complements a range of careers in Law and Psychology including the Police Force. It also
provides entry in to Higher Education when taken alongside other Level 3 programmes.
• Legal profession
• Local government
• Civil service
• Probation service
• Psychology profession
• Police force and many others