About the course
Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. It is a multi-disciplinary approach that draws together methods and perspectives from a range of social sciences, including Sociology and Psychology. The qualification is aimed at learners who wish to develop a range of skills, gain an introductory knowledge of Criminology and who wish to progress to further study in a variety of courses. This course offers a September and January start date
Type of LearningAdult Learning
Study ModePart time evening class
DurationEvening Study - 15 weeks
1) Aspects of Crime 2) Criminal Justice System, Crime and Social Groups
Evidence for each unit is through building up a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that all the assessment criteria within the unit have been achieved. Portfolios of evidence should include a variety of evidence to demonstrate that the assessment criteria for each unit have been met. Examples of evidence that could be included are: Observation record Questions and discussions Photographs Video Worksheets Tape recordings Self assessments Workbook activities Final multiple choice tests Essay writing.
Careers & Progression
This course is an introduction to Criminology, and as such it does not provide, on its own progression to work in Criminology or a career as a criminologist or in any other forensic service(s). It does however, give the stepping stone needed to move into higher education, such as: Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Studies (Ascentis) Or here at Burnley College University Centre (BCUC), you may wish to move onto a Year Zero course in the following subject areas: Criminology and Criminal Justice Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling Behavioural Science Policing
Information About Fees
£250* *Potential financial support may be available depending on individuals' financial circumstances (more detail will be provided upon enrolment).