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Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Principles of Criminology (Evening Course)



Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



20 weeks



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Course Overview

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals, employing a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates methods and perspectives from various social sciences, including sociology and psychology. The Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Principles of Criminology is designed to offer learners an effective experience in developing study skills and initial exposure to the concepts, theories, and perspectives that characterize criminology. This course serves as an introduction to the study of criminology, providing foundational knowledge without directly leading to a career as a criminologist or in any forensic service.

What will I learn?

This qualifications aims to:
- Develop essential study skills that serve as a basis for various progression options.
- Explore substantive areas, basic concepts, and theories within the field of criminology.
- Provide an introductory level of applying criminology to a limited range of issues directly relevant to the interests of learners.

Course Structure

Module 1: Understand key issues relating to defining crime and deviance
Module 2: Understand different explanations of crime
Module 3: Understand key differences between the main sources of data on crime

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment will be carried out through a combinations of written assignments, case studies and practical applications.

Continuous assessment will allow learners to demonstrate their understanding and application of criminological concepts.

Successful completion of each module will result in a unit certifications. Verifications and certifications processes are available throughout the year for flexibility.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, but an interest in criminology is beneficial.

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