A-Level Programme - Diploma in Criminology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code 7310
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma Criminology (offered alongside our A-Level programme) will help you gain an understanding of criminology and the study of crime.


You will study:

  • Different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported
  • Why people commit crime
  • The criminal justice system and what happens from the moment a crime has been identified to the final verdict. This includes the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases.
  • Awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the processes of bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy.

How will it be delivered?

The course will consist of traditional teaching where students will be encouraged to listen, read and access information, developing a critical awareness of criminology and the ability to analyse and evaluate crime and social policy.

The course will be made up of four modules, with two being assessed by examinations taken in Year 1 and two in Year 2.

Year 1:

  • Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Unit 2: Criminological Theories

Year 2:

  1. Unit 3: Crime Scene to Courtroom
  2. Unit 4: Crime and Punishment

Entry requirements

You will need:

For the generic A-Level Programme you will need: 

  • GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 5 or above

For this specific A-Level you will need:

  •  GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths, Grade 5 or above in English Language and at least 3 others at grade 5 or above