Psychological Profiling

Psychological Profiling Level 3

Delve into the captivating realm of understanding and analysing individuals on a deep level and embark on a journey that equips you with the skills to decipher the complex workings of the mind, unravelling the intricate layers of the human psyche.

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Overview

Do you want to unlock the secrets of the human mind and gain invaluable insights into psychological and behavioural characteristics? Do so with our Level 3 Psychological Profiling course.

In this course, you will delve into the captivating realm of understanding and analysing individuals on a profound level and embark on a journey that equips you with the skills to decipher the complex workings of the mind, unravelling the intricate layers of the human psyche.

This course will empower you to grasp the essence of human behaviour, which can be applied to the criminal justice system and countless professions in everyday life. Join us on this thrilling educational journey.

Enrol to begin studying from October 31st 2023.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - An introduction to Psychological Profiling

Get ready for an exhilarating journey as Unit 1 of our online course takes you on a thrilling exploration of the origins and evolution of psychological profiling.

Prepare to be fascinated as we trace the footsteps of this remarkable discipline from its early days to its current widespread usage. Gain insight into profiling techniques, their effectiveness, and their growing popularity in both criminal investigations and everyday life. Join us on this thrilling journey as we unveil the power of psychological profiling and its impact on understanding the human mind.

Unit 2 - Stereotyping and Social Construction

This exciting unit focuses on profiling techniques, their effectiveness, and their rising prominence in criminal investigations and everyday scenarios. We reveal the transformative power of psychological profiling, revolutionising our understanding of the human mind. You will  gain invaluable insights into the intricacies of profiling techniques and witness their profound impact on deciphering the depths of human behaviour. You will unlock a new level of understanding and pave the way for remarkable discoveries. Don’t miss out on this thrilling opportunity to expand your knowledge and expertise in psychological profiling.

Unit 3 - Personality

We dive into the fascinating connection between personality types and psychological profiling, exploring their impact on both everyday life and criminal behaviour. Delve into the thought-provoking question of “what makes a criminal?” as we examine the intricate interplay of environmental, biological, and psychological factors. This unit challenges learners to ponder their own ability to predict or identify different personality types, unveiling the captivating insights gained from analysing human behaviour. Join us in this captivating exploration where you’ll expand your understanding of personality profiling and unlock the keys to unravelling the complexities of human nature.

Unit 4 - Cybercrime

Explore the ever-evolving realm of crime in Unit 4 as we delve into the modern phenomenon of cybercrime, the epitome of 21st-century criminal activity. Discover the intriguing application of psychological profiling in the context of cybercrime, as we examine real-life examples and compelling case studies. Gain valuable insights into the intersection of psychology and digital crime, equipping yourself with the knowledge to navigate this dynamic landscape. Join us on this captivating journey as we unravel the complexities of cybercrime and the crucial role psychological profiling plays in understanding this contemporary form of wrongdoing.

Unit 5 - Power and Control, assessing risk

We delve into the role of psychological profiling in assessing the risk of power and control. Explore the dynamics of power struggles, ranging from governmentality to personal relationships, as we analyse their implications. Engage in a practical exercise where you’ll create a comprehensive risk assessment based on a thought-provoking case study. Differentiate between the use of psychological profiling to establish public order versus its application in controlling individuals for personal gain. Join us on this enlightening journey as we navigate the complexities of power and control through the lens of psychological profiling.

Unit 6 - The Victim

We challenge common perceptions and explore the multifaceted nature of victimhood. Delve into the realm of psychological profiling as we uncover what defines a crime victim and examine the factors that contribute to victimization in everyday life. Gain a deeper understanding of how psychological profiling enables us to unravel the complexities of victimhood, breaking free from disempowering stereotypes. Join us on this thought-provoking journey as we redefine victimhood and empower ourselves with knowledge to better support and advocate for those affected by crime and adversity.

Unit 7 - Psychological Profiling in the real World

In the concluding Unit 7, we embark on a comprehensive exploration of Psychological Profiling. Challenge preconceived notions as we invite learners to critically evaluate this fascinating phenomenon and question assumptions that have been accepted without scrutiny. Engage with captivating case studies and real-life examples, applying the knowledge and insights acquired throughout the course. Join us in this transformative unit where you’ll deepen your understanding of Psychological Profiling and discover new perspectives that will reshape your perception of this field.

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Awarding Body

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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

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Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Psychological Profiling by NCFE Customised Qualifications.

How is this course assessed or examined?

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.

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. You will also need to be over 18, given the mature nature of some of the content.

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Do criminologists get paid well?

The Government’s national career service states that the average salary for a criminologist can start at £23,500 and go up to £36,000 once you’ve gained experience.

Although, becoming a criminologist is not the only pathway you can take once qualified. You can also work in the police or probation sector, within the forensics department or become a civil service administrator.

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​​How long does a criminology course take?

That depends on which criminology course you select and whether you opt for a traditional school setting or an online one. Our online criminology courses can take, on average, between six and 12 months to complete.

Because you have access to your learning materials 24 hours a day, and there are no set lesson times, you’re in complete control. As a result, you can complete your course in less time or take longer should you need to.

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Why study a criminology course online with Oxbridge?

If you’re interested in a career in the criminal justice sector, taking a criminology course with Oxbridge could set you on the right path. Whether it’s A-level Law, Forensic ScienceCrime Scene Investigation or an Advanced Criminology Diploma, we offer a range of online distance learning courses that are perfect for budding criminologists.

You’ll be studying with a trusted and experienced distance learning provider with outstanding support guaranteed when you enrol with us. Our award-winning learning platform and supportive, knowledgeable tutors have led to our students achieving remarkable pass rates.

You can enrol online or speak with our learning advisers for more help and advice.

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What is a criminology course?

Criminology is the study of crime from a social perspective. It sets out to examine crimes and those who commit them, with a view to preventing them in the future and reducing the likelihood of reoffending.

It falls under a subgroup of sociology, so you can expect to study biology, psychology, penology and more as part of your education.

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