This course could lead to careers in:
- Civilian Police Roles
- Victim Support
- Airports/Border Force
- Youth work i.e. Mentoring
- Support Work
- Legal secretary work
- Clinical Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Occupational Psychology
Year 1 Units of Study
- Psychological Approaches and Applications
- Criminological Theories
- Dispute Solving in Civil Law
- Conducting Psychological Research
- Changing Awareness of Crime
- Investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system
Year 2 Units of Study
- Health Psychology
- Crime and Punishment
- Applying the Law
- Introduction to Psychopathology
- Crime Scene to Courtroom
- Aspects of Tort
The modules are delivered by specialist staff using a range of teaching techniques (lectures, seminars, workshops, 1-1, practical's); the teaching and learning activities are designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills for success in either a subsequent higher education environment or in a variety of positions within relevant sectors.
Successful completion of the first year of the programme of study achieves a Certificate in Psychology, an Applied Certificate in Criminology and a Certificate in Applied Law.
Successful completion of the full two years of the programme of study achieves an Extended Certificate in Psychology, an Applied Diploma in Criminology and a Extended Certificate in Applied Law. (Equivalent to 3 A-Levels).
Assessments are designed and delivered in the context of realistic workplace situations and might include a range from the following throughout the duration of the programme.
For Psychology each unit can be assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction levels, which are combined at the end of the qualification to give an overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction for the qualification and is equivalent to 1 A Level after the 2 years.
For Criminology each unit is assessed at grades A* to E, which are combined at the end of the qualification to give an overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction and is equivalent to 1 A Level after the 2 years.
Law will be assessed at Pass, Merit, Distinction and is equivalent to 1 A Level after the 2 years.
The 2-year course as a whole is the equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
Click 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the page. Once application is made based on satisfying the entry requirements you will be invited for a 1-2-1 interview with a subject specialist tutor.
PLEASE NOTE - Due to exceptional demand for this course it has been necessary to raise the minimum entry requirements to those shown below:
English Language and Maths both at minimum grade 5 plus a minimum of 3 other GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
Attendance on a variety of trips may be a compulsory part of the course and students will be required to pay the associated fees.
Progression into Higher Education study (for example):
BSc Psychology and Criminology
BSc Psychology and Sociology
LLB Law with Criminology
BA Criminology and Sociology
BSc Criminology with Law
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.
Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development.
Prison service officers (below Principal Officer) direct, co-ordinate and participate in guarding inmates and maintaining discipline in prisons and other detention centres.
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) support the local police force by patrolling the streets to provide a visible and reassuring presence and to tackle a range of crime and disorder problems. PCSOs are also attached to the British Transport Police who operate the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.
Police officers (Sergeant and below) co-ordinate and undertake the investigation of crimes, patrol public areas, arrest offenders and suspects and enforce law and order. Officers of the British Transport Police operate within the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.
Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work.
Legal associate professionals provide administrative support for legal professionals, and investigate and make recommendations on legal matters that do not fall within the province of a normal court of law.
Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.
Criminologists examine all aspects of crime and find ways to prevent criminal behaviour. Criminologists gather statistics and identify patterns. They look at types of crimes as well as demographics and locations. A criminologist's job is mostly research driven, and their research might be conducted in an office setting or the in the field.