Level 3 - Criminology

  • Exam Board: WJEC Level 3 Advanced Diploma
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE English grades 9-5 recommended.

Not all crimes are alike. What types of crimes take place in our society? How do we decide what behaviour is criminal? Why do people commit crimes? What happens to those who commit a crime? Why and how do we punish people? All these questions will be explored in this exciting course by understanding the reasons why people commit crimes and what happens within the legal system to control and reduce criminal behaviour.

Level 3 Diploma in Criminology is an applied qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities. This course is equivalent to one A-Level and carries the same number of UCAS points.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • experienced teachers.
  • educational visits which may include Magistrates' and Crown Courts and the House of Parliament.
  • guest speakers including the Police, Probation Service and legal professionals.

The Level 3 Diploma in Criminology can be used to access higher education degree courses, such as BA/BSc Criminology, as well as many other degree courses.

Alternatively, the qualification allows you 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.