Vocational (Level 3)


Home > Vocational (Level 3) > Criminology

This diverse and practical course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the causes of criminality and the role of the criminal justice system in investigating crime. You will apply theories of criminality to real life cases, explore how changes can be made in criminal law and social policy and gain an understanding of why people commit crimes.


  • What is crime?
  • Campaigning for change
  • Theories of criminality
  • Processes of criminal investigations
  • The role of punishment in a criminal justice system.

Career Options

Police officer, forensic professional, social worker, lawyer, criminologist, legal professional.

University Options

Law, Sociology, Applied Science, Criminology, History, Politics, Public Services, Forensics.


Course Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.


Download the Course Outline (PDF) Download