This Level 2 Criminology, Law and Psychology course give you an excellent introduction into this exciting field. Criminology is the study of crime and criminals designed to provide learners with an effective experience in developing study skills and the initial stages of learning about the discipline in terms of the concepts, theories and perspectives which characterise criminology. Linked within this course is the introduction to Law and Legal Work, to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. The final element of this course is the introduction to Psychology and this is designed to provide learners with an effective experience in developing study skills and the initial stages of learning about the discipline in terms of the concepts, theories and perspectives which characterise Psychology.
What will I learn?
You’ll study a variety of units throughout the year, including:
- To provide a foundation of academic study skills as the basis for a range of related progression options
- To provide an introduction to a range of substantive areas, basic concepts and theories within criminology
- To provide an introductory level of application of criminology to a limited range of issues of direct relevance to the interests of students
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
You will be continually assessed through practical observation and written assignments and will be required to do some directed self-study outside of classroom hours. You’ll put together a portfolio of work and you’ll also be assessed on your attendance and punctuality. The qualification is graded between pass, merit and distinction.
- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths.
- You will be interviewed by a member of the lecturing team.
Additional Costs and Information
Trips are an important part of the course and you will be required to contribute towards the cost of them.
What Could I Do Next?
Once you've completed the course, you’ll be able to progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Criminology, or another equivalent course such as Level 3 Public Services or apprenticeships within this field.