Criminology Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to one A Level)

Criminology Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to one A Level)

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

Are you interested in the reasons behind criminal behaviour? Do you want to gain insights into the processes of the criminal justice system? Perhaps you are aiming for a career working in criminal justice or tackling crime.

If this sounds like you, then you could discover your academic niche, along with great satisfaction, by studying the complex and often absorbing world of Criminology.

This is an interdisciplinary subject, which means it crosses traditional subject boundaries.  Indeed, it has strong relationships with Sociology, Psychology, Law, Business, Politics, Media Studies and Science.

Why choose
Criminology Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to one A Level)?

At Brock we give you specialist Criminology teaching staff who have important links with related subjects. This means they can draw on all their knowledge to provide first-class tuition.

There will also be visiting speakers from organisations like the Police and Probation Service, giving you important insights from experienced professionals.

In addition, you can benefit from our Enrichment opportunities in forensic science to develop your academic skill-set even further.

Teaching & learning

Whether you choose Criminology to enhance another subject or to prepare yourself for a specific career, our teachers are here to give you a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

This course focusses on helping you develop applied skills that are both specific and highly transferable. For example, you will spend a lot of time discussing important themes, producing written work and analysing facts to discover deeper meanings.

Furthermore, you can participate in a trip to Winchester Crown Court and witness real-life criminal proceedings.

Information & support

This course is the equivalent to one A level.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum average GCSE score of 4.0, including:

·       English Language

·       Maths

An interest in crime and criminal justice is essential. The most successful Criminology candidates will be able to look at criminal behaviour from an objective viewpoint.

Course structure

  • Gain insights into real-life crime to understand important aspects like motivation and modus operandi.
  • Examine and respond to source material on a range of crime-related matters, making you a better all-round analyst and commentator.
  • Improve your skills of written and oral analysis through a range of learning strategies.
  • Benefit from contact with teachers who have wide-ranging interdisciplinary experience, giving you an appreciation of the bigger picture.
  • Meet and speak to professionals who work in the criminal justice system and associated areas.
  • Visit a Crown Court to see criminal cases being prosecuted.

What can I do with this qualification?

After successfully completing this programme you could go on to study higher education courses such as BSc Criminology and Psychology, BA Criminology, BSc Sociology and LLB Law.

Possible careers include roles as a Detective, Police Officer, Prison Officer, Young Offenders Officer, Probation Officer, Security Officer, or victim support worker, among others.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 27/06/2024 to 31/07/2025

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