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L3 Extended Certificate in Criminology Level 3 | Certificate in Criminology

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Study on our L3 Criminology course and learn more about the reasons why people commit a crime, the different types of crime and how influences and perceptions of crime change over time. This course is perfect for people who have an interest in law, sociology and psychology and want to pursue careers in the Police, Counter-terrorism, Immigration, Customs, Social work or the NHS.

This Level 3 course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.

In this course your will study:

Unit 1 – Changing Awareness of Crime

In this unit you will

  • Understand how crime reporting affects the public perception of criminality
  • Understand how campaigns are used to elicit change in attitudes towards crime
  • Plan campaigns for change relating to crime

    Unit 2 – Criminological Theories

    In this unit you will

  • Plan campaigns for change relating to crime
  • Learn theories of criminality
  • Understand the causes of criminality
  • Understand the causes of policy change

    Unit 3 – Crime Scene to Courtroom

    In this unit you will

  • Understand the process of criminal investigations
  • Understand the process for prosecution of suspects
  • Be able to review criminal cases

    Unit 4 – Crime and Punishment

    In this unit you will

  • Understand the criminal justice system in England and Wales
  • Understand the role of punishment in a criminal justice system
  • Understand measures used in social control
  • How will I know how I am doing?

    This course is assessed by a mix of internal and external assessments.

    Unit 1

  • Task-based assessment. Learners will produce a campaign using research methods to prove or argue against a perception about a particular type of crime.
  • Unit 2

  • Exam based assessment. The exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Unit 3

  • Coursework-based assessment. Learners will write a piece of coursework answering a question or statement made by the teacher.
  • Unit 4

  • Exam based assessment. The exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • What do I need to join?

    5 GCSEs at grade 4-9, including a 5 in English Language and English Literature

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    Work Experience

    You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is usually completed in a week during your first year in term time, where you will have the opportunity to explore a career field which takes your interest. In the lead-up to this week, you will be asked to create an exciting CV during a group tutorial period. The aim of this activity is to give you an idea of what full-time employment is like and to help you think about which career you would like to follow.

    What can I do next?

    Learner's on this course will typically progress in to university. They will study subjects such as Law, Sociology, Psychology, Forensic and Criminal Investigation, and Applied Science alongside Criminology. This serves the purpose to gain the foundation knowledge to progress towards careers in the Police, Criminal Investigation, Forensics, Counter-Terrorism, Customs and other such roles.

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    Full-Time 2022-2023

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