Law And Criminology Level 2


Law and Criminology

Level 2

Course Description

LAW – You will study to develop knowledge and understanding about the operation of the English legal system. You will also gain an understanding of the powers of police officers to arrest, detain and question those suspected of committing a criminal offence, and the rights of those suspects.  You will also develop your knowledge and understanding about the different types of crime, how they are prosecuted and their relevant sentences. 

CRIMINOLOGY – You will study issues relating to defining crime and deviance, different explanations of crime and the differences between the main sources of data on crime.  You will also gain an understanding of the criminal justice system, factors that influenced the way in which individuals experience the criminal justice system and how crime is linked to social aspects e.g. the media. 

Law and Legal Work 

Unit 1 – The English Legal System 

Unit 2 – Police and Their Powers 

Unit 4 – Criminal Law and Procedure 

Introduction to the Principles of Criminology 

Unit 1 – Aspects of Crime 

Unit 2 – Criminal Justice System, Crime and Social Groups 

Law and Legal Work – Edexcel 

Introduction to the Principles of Criminology – Ascentis 

One year

A range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and to allow access to employment opportunities in the legal sector.

Can be studied as part of a vocational programme or alongside English and Maths GCSEs.

  • Visits to law courts, the London Dungeons and to the Houses of Parliament
  • Trip to New York City
  • Speakers on a variety of topics are invited to college

You must achieve a Pass in Law and also Grade 4s in you other areas to progress to the next level. Subjects you may take at Level 3 could include; Sociology, History, Law, Criminology and Psychology 

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. 

Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above. 

If you have not yet gained Grade 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme.

Both the Law and Criminology are assessed via internal assignment work.

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