Where will this course lead?

This course could lead to careers in:

- Courts
- Civilian Police Roles
- Victim Support
- Airports/Border Force
- Security
- Education
- Youth work i.e. Mentoring
- Support Work
- Charities
- Legal secretary work
- Clinical Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Occupational Psychology

What will I study?

Year 1 Units of Study

Externally assessed

- Psychological Approaches and Applications
- Criminological Theories 
- Dispute Solving in Civil Law

Internally assessed

- Conducting Psychological Research
- Changing Awareness of Crime
- Investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system

Year 2 Units of Study

Externally assessed

- Health Psychology
- Crime and Punishment
- Applying the Law

Internally assessed

- Introduction to Psychopathology
- Crime Scene to Courtroom
- Aspects of Family Law

How will this course be delivered?

The modules are delivered by specialist staff using a range of teaching techniques (lectures, seminars, workshops, 1-1, practical's); 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.

What qualifications will I get?

Successful completion of the first year of the programme of study achieves a Certificate in Psychology, an Applied Certificate in Criminology and a Certificate in Applied Law.

Successful completion of the full two years of the programme of study achieves an Extended Certificate in Psychology, an Applied Diploma in Criminology and a Extended Certificate in Applied Law. (Equivalent to 3 A-Levels).

How will I be assessed?

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.

  • External exams
  • Presentations
  • Written reports and essays
  • Projects
  • Case studies

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 and is equivalent to 1 A Level after the 2 years.

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 and is equivalent to 1 A Level after the 2 years.

Law will be assessed at Pass, Merit, Distinction and is equivalent to 1 A Level after the 2 years.

The 2-year course as a whole is the equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

How do I get a place on the course?

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.

What are the entry requirements?

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.

What else do I need to know?

Attendance on a variety of trips may be a compulsory part of the course and students will be required to pay the associated fees.

What can I do after this course?

Progression into Higher Education study (for example):

BSc Psychology and Criminology

BA Criminology

BSc Psychology and Sociology

LLB Law with Criminology

BA Criminology and Sociology

BSc Criminology with Law


Blossomfield Campus

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Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 19 Year Olds

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Study Mode

Full Time