Course Info

Level 3 Certificate in Criminology

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

Learners must have; 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (to include a grade 4 in GCSE Maths or English) A genuine interest in the subject Good communication skills Strong work ethic and the ability to work to deadlines


1 Year

Course Content

The course covers the following units:

Theories of criminality

Changing awareness of crime

Crime scene to courtroom

Crime and punishment

Criminology is a Level 3 Diploma and students will take this course alongside other A-level subjects (e.g. criminology, sociology and history). It is assessed by both coursework (50%) and examinations (50%).

Course Format

Full Time Programme – to be taken alongside other A-level subjects


Higher education

Employment fields relating to crime and deviance (youth work, police and community work, civil service, social work, teaching etc)