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Level 3 Certificate

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Criminology - ALMP Level 3 Certificate HF1-CRIM3C/C01

Havant Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2024-25 (2 years)

Examination board
WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)

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You will gain an understanding of crime and deviance and in particular, biological and sociological explanations of criminality.

You will consider the evidence to help identify criminals using DNA, forensic information, offender profiling and eyewitness testimonies. You will also investigate the criminal trial processes and the strict rules governing these. You will investigate organisations of social control and their effectiveness in preventing and protecting us from criminality.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

The first mandatory unit will enable the learner to demonstrate understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported.

The second mandatory unit will allow learners to gain an understanding of why people commit crime, drawing on what they have learned in Unit 1.

The third mandatory unit will provide an understanding of the criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict. Learners will develop the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases.

In the final mandatory unit, learners will apply their understanding of the awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the process of bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy.

You will be assessed through assignments, essays, reports, assessed practical work and two external exams.

It is perfect if you want to pursue a career in the field of social and probation work, sociology, law and psychology.

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level 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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