Curriculum Leaders

Mrs N Jefferies

Awarding Body

WJEC Course Specification

Entry Requirements

Learners starting this qualification must have achieved a GCSEs grade 4 or above in Maths and English.

Why choose to study Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology?

An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work, sociology and psychology. WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities.

The course is 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.

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What units will I study for my Diploma?

Units of study that make up the qualification include;

Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime (Mandatory Internally assessed)
Unit 2: Criminological Theories (Mandatory External examination)
Unit 3 Crime Scene to Courtroom (Mandatory Internally assessed)
Unit 4 Crime and Punishment (Mandatory External examination)

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How will I learn?

You will study core units which will provide you with a sound knowledge, understanding and the necessary skills to progress into higher education, training or employment.

You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with professionals who work in the criminal justice system to support your understanding of theory and practice.

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BA/BSc Criminology

BA Criminology and Criminal Justice
BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
BA (Hons) Criminology
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
BSc Criminology with Law

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Further Course Information

- The units are graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.
- This qualification is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.
- Learners can resit an examined unit once before they complete the qualification.
- If learner feel they haven’t performed at their best during the assessment, the learner can, at the teachers discretion, improve their work and resubmit it for assessment.

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