Criminology Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Criminology Diploma has been produced to increase your knowledge of the Criminal Justice System in the UK.  The aim of this course is to introduce learners to criminology as an area of study that tries to address the questions raised and to explore many key debates within criminology. This includes examining theoretical debates about the causes of crime and criminal behaviour and both historical and contemporary ideas about dealing with crime.

This Advanced Criminology Level 4 course, providing essential knowledge of the principles of criminology and the study of crime and justice. In addition to providing knowledge and understanding of the core principles of criminology, the course encourages progression by helping learners to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for further study of specialist crime and justice topics at level 4.

You may already hold firm views about crime and criminal behaviour, although the course does not assume that you have any recent experience of studying crime. While the aim of this course is not necessarily to challenge your existing views, it may introduce you to new ways of looking at crime problems and debates taking place around crime and criminal behaviour. By studying criminology, you will develop a new language designed to cope with the study of crime and criminal behaviour. You will also gain a greater understanding of crime problems in contemporary Britain.

If you want to develop your knowledge of Criminology so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

Increase your knowledge of the UK justice system, key debates, and criminal behaviour in various contexts.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: NH402

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

Up to 200 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments.  Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE.  The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 4
Entry requirements
You must already have a Criminology Level 3 qualification before you can enrol onto our Advanced Criminology Diploma.
Section 1
Introduction to Criminology
  • Understand the role of criminology and how it draws on different disciplines to shape us
  • understanding of crime, criminal behaviour, and criminal justice policy
  • Explain what is meant by crime and its different conceptions
  • Understand the basic models of criminology and explanations of why people commit crime.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

We strongly advise that you have a Criminology Level 3 qualification or equivalent before you enrol onto our Advanced Criminology Diploma.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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