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L3 Diploma in Applied Criminology

Bridlington School

Bessingby Road, Bridlington, YO16 4QU

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
Crim22
Social Sciences

Course Summary

Primarily designed to support learners progressing to university, our Level 3 Criminology qualification has been designed to provide exciting and interesting experiences that focus learning for 16-19 year-old, and adult, learners through applied learning.

Course Details

This is an Applied General qualification. This means it is designed primarily to support learners progressing to university. It has been designed to offer exciting and interesting experiences that focus learning for 16-19 year-old learners and adult learners through applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system. The qualification would support learners’ progression from any study at Level 2, particularly GCSEs in Sociology, Law, Psychology, Citizenship, History and Humanities.

How will it be delivered?

This subject is assessed through internal and external assessments.

Entry requirements

Average grade 5 or higher in your GCSEs

Grade 5 or higher in English

Grade 5 or higher in mathematics

Grade 6 or higher in the subject you are taking

Your next steps...

The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is mainly to use the qualification to support access to higher education degree courses, such as:

• BSc Criminology • BA Criminology • BA Criminology and Criminal Justice • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology • BA (Hons) Criminology • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology • BSc Criminology with Law

Alternatively, the qualification allows learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice system, e.g. the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

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