BTEC Level 3 Applied Criminology
Studying criminology develops students understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance. The course involves either a one or two year programme of study dependent on whether students opt for either the Certificate or Diploma in Criminology.
Students develop skills in communication, generating and evaluating evidence, making reasoned arguments and ethical judgments, critical thinking and problem solving and analysing and interpreting data. Many of these skills are extremely sought after by employers and lead to a range of degree courses available to study at university.
Assessment in the course: 50% Coursework and 50% External Examination.
For the Certificate students complete one year covering one internally assessed unit and an external examination. For the full Diploma students complete an additional year ending in one further internally assessed units and a final external examination.
Students need to have achieved a minimum of 4 grades 4-9 incl. English and Maths.