Applied Criminology Level 3

An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Type


  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway

    A Levels

This programme is aimed at developing your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of crimes and work done in the criminal justice system. The course covers a wide variety of crime related topics including biological and sociological theories of criminality, media representations of crime and many more. You will have the opportunity to acquire both practical and academic skills, and the flexibility of the course enables you to study crimes you find personally interesting.

Please note: This course is part-time, taken as a part of a programme alongside A Levels.

You will study:

  • Changing Awareness of Crime

This unit will enable you to demonstrate an understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported.

  • Criminological Theories

This unit will allow you to gain an understanding of why people commit crime

You will also develop:

  • the skills required for independent learning and development
  • a range of generic and transferable skills
  • the ability to solve problems
  • the skills of project based research, development and presentation
  • the fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment
  • the ability to apply learning in vocational contexts

You could go on 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 you 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.

 Applicants should have five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and maths.

Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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