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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in the fascinating fields of criminology or law. The course is studied alongside two A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

Successful completion of the first year leads to a Certificate in Criminology, while the second year leads to the Diploma. Your first year involves studying the psychology of crime, and exploring how the media choose to reflect it. The second year brings more investigative work to the course, with topics covering forensics and judiciary processes being discovered and analysed. By the end of the course, you will also have considered the effectiveness of different techniques used to combat criminal behaviours.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

• Changing Awareness of Crime
• Criminological Theories
• Crime Scene to Courtroom
• Crime and Punishment


During the course, you will have the chance to visit: 

• Houses of Parliament
• Crown Court

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What Next?

Following this course, you could pursue careers where a knowledge of law and psychology are useful - including the Police Force. You could also apply to degrees and higher eduation courses in related subjects, or in subjects connected to the A Levels you will have studied alongside this course.

Students also benefit from the option to progress to our own fast-track BA (Hons) Criminology Degree, taught at University Centre Farnborough.

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

This course is equivalent to one A Level, which gives you the opportunity to also study two A Levels at the same time and create a unique route into university. To apply, simply apply for this course online and view your choice of A Levels on our webpage.

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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