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Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
Grade 4 in maths
Grade 5 in English (language or literature)
Grade 5 in a humanities subject (history, geography, citizenship)

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Why study Level 3 Criminology?

What will I study during the course duration?

  • Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime (Internal)
  • Unit 2: Criminological Theories (External)
  • Unit 3: Crime Scene to Courtroom (Internal)
  • Unit 8: Crime and Punishment (External)

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed through both externally assessed units and internally assessed assignments.

Career opportunities and Future study

Routes that students may wish to pursue, eg. universities, apprenticeship and employment details.  The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 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.