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Criminology — Level 3

Course information

During this course you will delve into the criminal justice system and will cover a wide range of units including 'Awareness of Crime', 'Criminological Theories', 'Crime Scene to Courtroom' and Crime and Punishment.
Please note that this course is taken alongside two Alevels in the 6th form and cannot be taken on its own or with subjects other than A levels.


Level 3 Certifcate in Criminology

This course leads to...

This course is the stepping stone to progressing onto the Level 3 Diploma in Criminology, which ideally you would do following the completion of the Certificate. This will then support your progression to higher education degree courses, in particular those that are based on Psychology, Sociology, Criminology or Law.
The qualification also 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.

Entry Requirements

The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well
You need to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, with at least 2 at Grade 5. These must include Maths and English.

Why study with us?

You will have support from Psychology, Sociology and Legal specialists and you will be studying at the heart of Liverpool City Centre with easy access to multiple Courts and other venues, giving you a hands on experience of criminology.
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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163916

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 2 Years


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for21/22 is 500.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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