Level 3

The Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Criminology is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities but will be attractive and useful to a range of students.

Career Paths

  • Police
  • Social Work
  • Probation Work
  • Counsellor
  • Teaching

More than just a course

This is an Applied General qualification. This means it is designed primarily to support learners progressing to university, but will also equip leaners with transferrable skills for entry to higher level apprenticeships or employment. It has been 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.

The Certificate

The certificate is equivalent in size to one A Level.

Unique Features

On the certificate you will study:

  • Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Criminological Theories
  • 50% of the units are internally assessed through controlled assessments
  • 50% of the units are externally assessed through exams
  • The purpose of the Level 3 Certificate in Criminology is to provide learners with an introduction to criminal justice and to give a context for humanities learning

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English Language and Maths. Two of the subjects should be a grade 6.