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WJEC Level 3 Diploma – Criminology

What’s it about?

This Level 3 diploma allows students to study a range of issues about crime and the justice system. This includes exploring definitions of crime, understanding criminal behaviours and investigating the pathway of evidence from crime scene to courtroom. 
This course is assessed through both controlled assessment AND exam and so offers a varied approach to criminology studies. 


Entry Requirements:

We would recommend at least a grade 5 GCSE in English.   



Mrs. S. Osborne – Director of Teaching and Learning 

    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form

    Course Content:

    The course involves studying 4 units over two years and includes the following elements:

    Year 1 

    Changing Awareness of Crime 
    Internal assessment (controlled assessment)

    Criminological Theories 
    External assessment (exam)

    Year 2

    Crime Scene to Courtroom 
    Controlled assessment

    Crime and Punishment 
    Controlled assessment


    The qualification carries UCAS points and if it is taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning then it is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses. It will support entry to many higher education courses, depending on the other qualifications learners have taken. 

    Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific higher education providers.  

    This course may also be of interest to students wishing to progress directly to work or train in the criminal justice system


    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form Course List