Applied Psychology, Criminology and Law

Level 3 Diploma

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Applied Psychology; Criminology and Law - Level 3 Diploma SF-APCL3D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (2 years)

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This is a unique course that offers you the opportunity to study a full time programme in Law, Psychology and Criminology.

By choosing to study this course you will develop an understanding of why people commit crime, whether nature or nurture influences people’s choices, what happens during a criminal investigation and the processes involved when a person has been arrested and taken to court.

You will have the opportunity to visit law courts and engage with professionals from the criminal justice system. Throughout the course you will also develop skills that are highly valued by employers and universities.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics.

This course can be studied over a one year period to gain a qualification equivalent to one and half A Levels, or over two years to gain a qualification equivalent to three A Levels.

The first year will include:

  • Investigating aspects of criminal law
  • Psychological approaches and applications
  • Changing awareness of crime

The second year will include:

  • Applying the law of murder and property offences
  • Criminal and forensic psychology
  • Crime Scene to courtroom

The course will be assessed through a mixture of internally set and assessed assignments and externally set assignments completed in examination conditions.

Successful completion of the course will gain you UCAS points to progress to university. Possible degree routes could include: criminology,psychology, law and sociology. Alternatively, the qualification allows learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment or Apprenticeships within the criminal justice system, for example, the National
Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

College has been the best two years of my education. All my teachers were great and amazing, and I think they were the most helpful they could have been.

Megan Capaldi-Tallon, A Level student

The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. This college is the best by far.

Amber Searle, BTEC student

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

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