Not all types of crime are alike. Are you interested in what different types of crime take place in our society and what kinds of crime exist, about which we know very little? How do we decide what behaviour is criminal? What are the roles of personnel involved when a crime is detected? Want a career in the police force, legal professions or forensic sciences? Perhaps you are interested to know more about the new exciting subject of Criminology? Either way this is the perfect course for you.
You can choose to study Criminology as a single course that forms part of your academic programme at St Vincent Sixth Form College and it can be combined with almost any other subject.
Forming a core part of St Vincent’s new ‘CSI Pathway’ programme, Criminology is a course that combines the subjects of Psychology, Law, Politics and Forensic Science to form a new discipline of its own.
This is a growing subject nationally and the first Criminology course offered at Level 3. It covers an exciting range of topics, covering the Changing Awareness of Crime, Criminological Theories, Crime Scene to Courtroom and Crime and Punishment.
The qualification allows learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the Criminal Justice System, Law or police force eg. the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.
Diploma – 2 years
Minimum entry requirements:
Five GCSEs Grades 4 – 9. Preferably including English Language
Grade 5 or above
Works well with many A-Levels and BTEC’s, but particularly with Law, Sociology, Applied Science, Psychology, History and Public Services
Visit to Portsmouth University’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies as well as their Scene of Crime facility, as well as trips to Winchester Law Courts, Portsmouth Mock Trial, Hampshire Police and much more
• Critical analysis and judgement
• Research skills
• Time management
• Meeting deadlines
Likely next step opportunities:
Higher Education courses in Criminology, Political Science, Sociology, Law or other subjects. Career progression into the Police Force, CSI units, Forensic Sciences and the Legal profession
Year one: 50% exam, 50% controlled assessment
Year two: 50% exam, 50% controlled assessment
Call to chat about this now on 023 9258 8311.
Level 3 Courses
For courses at this level you will need to have achieved at least five GCSEs at grades 4 and above or a majority of GCSEs at grades 5 and above if you are intending to follow our Aspire programme. Click here for more details.
• If you want to gain Level 3 qualifications in order to go into employment, training or Higher Education, it is very important for you to have the vital qualifications of English and Maths. So:
If you have not gained a GCSE at grade 4 or above in English you should choose GCSE English to support your Level 3 programme.
• If you have not gained a GCSE at grade 4 or above in Maths you should choose GCSE Maths to support your Level 3 programme.
You must have achieved either English or Maths at GCSE grade 4 or above to progress to a Level 3 programme.