WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Criminology

Topics of Study and Assessment

Year 1- Level 3 Applied Certificate

  • Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime (controlled assessment)
  • Unit 2: Criminological Theories (1.5 hour exam)

Year 2- Level 3 Applied Diploma

  • Unit 3: Crime scene to court room (controlled assessment)
  • Unit 4: Crime and punishment (1.5 hour exam)

Career Prospects

  • criminal justice worker – in prison, probation, police, victim and youth services 
  • social researcher 
  • social worker
  • civil servant
  • local government officer 
  • human rights and other advocacy NGOs 
  • legal work

Skills Needed

This course will enable you to formulate and investigate criminological questions, summarise and explain empirical information and research findings and to assess methodologies used to address topical criminological questions. This course is well accompanied with sociology, psychology and would require an aptitude in science and English based subjects

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