Forensic Psychology Level 3

Forensic psychology is a branch of psychology deeply interested in law, legality and the justice system. Does the idea of studying criminal behaviour, assisting victims of crime and legal matters motivate you? If so, our Forensic Psychology Level 3 may change your life. An ideal learning point into the field, you’ll discover the essential features of risk assessment, treatment and research.

Over the past decade, the scope, breadth and importance of psychology has developed considerably. In fact, forensic psychology is an incredibly popular profession. It’s also one of the fastest-growing disciplines within psychology. Whether you’re looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, our course provides insight into the work undertaken with offenders, victims, and criminal and civil justice staff and managers. You’ll also develop a founding knowledge of psychological principles to understand aspects of the legal system, from criminal investigation to profiling, as well as assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour. If you’re looking for a platform into forensic science, we’ve the materials and tutors make it happen.

On this Forensic Psychology course you will:

  • Discover the history and development of forensic psychology
  • Learn to recognise how different research methods can help us research criminal behaviour
  • Understand current theory in relation to the committing of offences
  • Describe typical personality traits of offenders and how profiling can assist detection of crime
  • Review the use of forensic psychology in prevention of re-offending
  • Gain knowledge of risk assessment relating to the effective functioning of the criminal justice system

Learn aspects of forensic psychology, including profiling, criminal behaviour and theory relating to committing offences.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X346

NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.

Study Hours

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 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.


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 receive a NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
A Brief Introduction to the History and Development of Forensic Psychology

Upon completing this unit, you’ll be able to describe the origins and development of forensic psychology. You’ll learn about the professional bodies that Forensic Psychologists must be registered with to practise in the UK. You’ll also discover organisations that hire forensic psychologists, and identify relevant client groups. In addition, you’ll read about structuralism vs functionalism and what forensic psychologists do.

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 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.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

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.

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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