Criminology and Law Level 2

Criminology and Law Level 2

Criminology and Law Level 2


Course outline:

• Law and Legal Work
You will investigate the people involved in the legal system and there conduct, inclusive of the police and the powers they hold. You will then go on to look at the trial processes in both criminal and civil cases and mistrial processes.
• Criminology
You will be given an insight in to what drives someone to crime. Is it there upbringing or is it there biology? Do they have a choice? You will also be learning about what happens to them once they are caught including sentencing and punishment.
Upon completion of this you will have a chance to experience how a crime is solved including evidence processing, offender profiling and eyewitness testimony.


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Various

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    Duration

    One year

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    • Five GCSEs at Level 2 or above.
    If you have not yet gained Level 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme. For students who have Level 4 in English and Maths an additional qualification of Painting and Decorating is available. Steel toe cap boots are a compulsory requirement.

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    Functional skills, London Dungeons, Sociology Conference and Houses of Parliament

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    Skills developed:

    • Study skills
    • Communication – oral and written
    • Essay writing
    • Exam skills
    • Understanding of society including the importance of equality and diversity

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • You must achieve a Pass in BTEC work and also C grades in you other areas to progress to the next level. Subjects you may take at Level 3 could include; Sociology, Ancient History, History, Law, Criminology, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, Psychology and Anthropology.
    Please note: This course is not an automatic route to Level 3, but may be used as an indicator as to your future suitability to a Level 3 programme.

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    Assessment summary:

    One controlled assessment and the rest is coursework.


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