16-18 Courses, 16-18: A Levels

Applied Diploma in Criminology (Level 3)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved at least 5 GCSEs (grade 9-4) including GCSE English at grade 5 and GCSE Maths at Grade 4

Course information

The WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is a comprehensive qualification that integrates elements of psychology, law, and sociology, complementing studies in the humanities. As an Applied General qualification, it is primarily designed to support learners in their progression to university. Tailored for learners aged 16 to 19, the course offers engaging and stimulating experiences through applied learning, emphasising the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in meaningful contexts related to the criminal justice system.

Key topics

Learners must complete:

  • Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Criminological Theories
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Criminological Theories
  • How you are assessed

    The WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is assessed using a combination of internal and external assessment.

    Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime

    Unit 2: Criminological Theories

    Unit 3: Crime Scene to Courtroom

    Unit 4: Crime and Punishment

  • Why study at NCC?

    We are committed to nurturing individual potential and fostering a dynamic learning community. We offer an exceptional environment for both academic achievement and holistic development. Our dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive curriculum empower students to excel academically, hone critical thinking skills, and pursue lifelong passions. Join us on a journey of discovery, where every student is supported, challenged, and inspired to reach their fullest potential. Choose excellence. Choose Attlee.

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What Can This Course Lead To

The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is mainly to use the qualification to support access to higher education degree courses, such as:

  • BSc Criminology
  • BA 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

Alternatively, the qualification 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 Management Service.

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