Criminology (BTEC)

NEW FOR 2019

Not all types of crime are alike.

What different types of crime take place in our society? How do we decide what behaviour is criminal? What is the difference between criminal behaviour and deviance? How do we explain why people commit crime? What happens to those who commit a crime? Why and how do we punish people? What organisations do we have in our society to control criminality? These are the questions we will be asking on the Criminology (BTEC) course and researching to find the answers to key questions about crime and the behaviour of criminal defendants.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Qualifications Available
  • Extended Certificate
Topics you will study
  • Changing Awareness of Crime (Internal)
  • Criminological Theories (External)
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom (Internal)
  • Crime and Punishment (External)
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology.



External Assessment – 50%
Internal Assessment – 50%


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Key Features:

The purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology is to provide learners with an introduction to criminal justice and to give a context for humanities learning. Together with other relevant qualifications, such as GCE Law, Psychology and Sociology, it develops the understanding to support entry to higher education courses in the humanities sector

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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

By taking this course you will develop key attributes and skills that employers and universities are looking for, this includes:

  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience Literacy
  • Independence
  • Lifelong Love of Learning