Course overviewHave you ever wondered about the inner workings of a criminal mind? What motivates people to become criminals? If you are interested in aspects of criminal behaviour then our new and exciting course is perfect for you! The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Criminology) will provide you with a broad understanding of the various aspects of crime where we look at topics such as nature v nurture, the criminal justice system, obedient and disobedient behaviour, sociology of crime, the media and statistics, and understanding how poverty impacts upon crime. You will also learn about the process of criminalisation and victimisation as well as well as practical approaches to responding to crime in society.
Our expert tutors and staff will support you throughout your course, at the end of which you will have gained a nationally-recognised qualification that will open the doors to higher education. You will also have the foundations for a range of future careers, from working with the police, probation service , justice system and other crime/psychology related professions. As well as a variety of curriculum based degree programmes.
Following your successful appication you will be invited to attend a return to learn day where you will get an introduction to the teaching staff, content of the course, be taught some introductory sessions from the modules you will study, initial assessments, along with advise on how to start to formulate your personal statements.
The course will be delivered over three days each week between core hours 9:30 am-14:30 pm
A full induction to the programme will also be provided for two weeks commencing 11th September 2023
What else do I need to know?A student loan may be applied for in order to cover the full cost of the course. On successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma and successful completion of a degree level course at university or higher apprenticeship, this initial student loan will be written off, meaning you would study the course for FREE! Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.
This course is validated by the AIM Qualifications Assessment Group.
Various delivery models will be available to support work and family commitments. As part of the formal interview process we can discuss this further and decide what is best to meet your individual needs
(NB - Course delivery currently subject to awarding body approval)
What are the entry requirements?
Where applicable a further interview with the GCSE team will be arranged if a GCSE in either English or maths is required to be studied alongside the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.
All applicants need to be 18 from the 31st August 2023
How is it assessed?
Throughout the Diploma students, will also develop transferable skills such as working with others in teams,
utilising evidence, research skills and explaining human behaviour.
What financial support is on offer?
If you successfully complete your Access to HE course, progress onto and complete a degree level programme, you do not have to pay back your Advanced Learner Loan.
If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full-time Level 3 programme your course will be completely free. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance.
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How do I find out more?
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