WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology


  • Course: WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology
  • Qualification Type: Course Provider Certificate
  • Qualification Level: Level 3
  • Course type: Full Time
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Entry Requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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Equivalent to 1 A Level

Criminology is the study of crime and criminal behaviour.


You will learn about different types of crime and how perceptions of crime may differ.  You will also gain an understanding of why people commit crime and how the criminal justice system works.  You will study real life situations and cases and apply criminological theories to evaluate he effectiveness of social control and criminal justice policies.

Themes covered are:

You will look at the different types of crime, public perceptions of crime, media influence and will develop an understanding of why some crimes go unreported to the police.

Criminological theories, why people commit crimes, how laws have changes over time and the difference between crime and deviance.

You will study the path from crime scene to court room, look at the process of prosecution and you'll review criminal cases. You'll also look at crime and punishment. 

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date.  This means that course content may be subject to change.

How will it be delivered?

Examination and controlled assessment.

What can I do next?

Criminology can lead to numerous career pathways that require an understanding of the criminal justice sector. These may include roles within the police force or police support roles, the field of forensics, forensic psychology, social and probation work and roles across the prison service.

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