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 day time course
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).