An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology. WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities. This is an Applied General qualification. This means it is designed primarily to support learners progressing to university. It has been designed to offer exciting and interesting
experiences that focus learning for 16-19 year-old learners and adult learners through applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the criminal justice system. The qualification would support learners’ progression from any study at Level 2, particularly GCSEs in Sociology, Law, Psychology, Citizenship, History and Humanities.
Exam board: WJEC
Syllabus title: WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology
Course code: 4543UD0
The following topics will be covered:
Internal assessment: Each 8 hours, split over 3 days.
Each 25% of qualification (100 marks)
External assessment: Each 90 minutes
Each 25% of qualification (75 marks)
This year students have attended Wilson's Criminology & Policing Conference, featuring talks from a number of esteemed professionals in the area of Criminology and policing.
Studying Criminology equips you with the skills and knowledge required to access higher education courses in fields such as:
Additionally, the qualification allows learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice system, e.g. the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.