Criminology A-level


Start:
September
Duration:
2 years
Location:
South Sefton Campus
Level:
3

Course Details

The course has elements of Psychology, Law and Sociology that compliments studies in Humanities.

An understanding of Criminology is useful to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, including police officers and social workers.

Studying Criminology develops critical thinking skills, a deep knowledge of relevant issues applied to the crime context and skills that are relevant in careers working with and supporting people such as politics, probation work and law.

  • Unit 1 Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Unit 2 Criminological Theories
  • Unit 3 Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • Unit 4 Crime and Punishment

If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:

  • You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

Level 3 Diploma in Criminology (at the end of year 2) and Level 3 Certificate in Criminology (at the end of year 1).

You will be assessed via internal and external exams.

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Degree courses such as:

  • BA/BSc Criminology
  • BSC (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Law with Criminology
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

University Guarantee

Every Hugh Baird College student who successfuly achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus for dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.