This course could lead to careers in:
Year 1 Units of Study
Psychological Approaches and Applications
Conducting Psychological Research
Changing Awareness of Crime
Year 2 Units of Study
Crime and Punishment
Introduction to Psychopathology
Crime Scene to Courtroom
Criminology will also be assessed as a controlled assessment (Changing Awareness of Crime)
The modules are delivered by specialist staff using a range of teaching techniques (lectures, seminars, workshops, 1-1, practicals); 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.
You will also get the opportunity to go to a conference called 'Life Behind Bars', here you will learn about British justice system and you will be able to decide whether prison is retribution or rehabilitation.
Successful completion of the first year of the programme of study achieves a Certificate in Psychology and an Applied Certificate in Criminology.
Successful completion of the full two years of the programme of study achieves an Extended Certificate in Psychology and an Applied Diploma in Criminology.
Gaining the highest grades in these two combined courses will allow you to access University courses through gaining UCAS points.
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.
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.
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.
You must have a keen interest in both Psychology and Criminology, and be aspiring for a career in one of these areas.
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. The True Life Conference called Life Behind Bars is one of the compulsory trips required which is normally based in Birmingham.
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