Criminology Online Course

Criminology

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 15 units
  • 120 guided learning hours

Criminology

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. It views crime from all different angles. People who study criminology courses assess the nature, extent, management and causes of crime. They also research and evaluate how crimes are controlled and what consequences they have upon society. They are able to look at this research and discover patterns in crime.

The course begins by introducing criminological theories and explaining how the criminal justice system works in the UK, It then goes on to explore the nature, range and scope if crimes to do with drugs, violence and property in the UK. Students will also gain an insight into forensic psychology and crime prevention.

Who should study this course?

This online distance learning course is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to work in crime prevention or study criminology at a higher level. It is also suitable for those with a general interest in the topic and those who want to expand on their previous knowledge.

You do not need any prior qualifications before enrolling on one of our criminology courses online. All you need is an interest in criminology, a way to access our college materials and the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this home learning course, you will have a foundation of understanding in this subject area. You will be able to use this new-found knowledge to apply for further educational courses or apply for relevant jobs.

Most jobs in this area will require a degree of some description, however there are paths, such as becoming a police officer, which do not require university level study. If you do continue your studies, you could be working in one of these jobs:

  • Forensic psychologist
  • Criminal profiler
  • Prison officer

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Criminology Diploma

Criminology Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Criminology Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Introduction to Criminology

Define what Criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.

Criminal Statistics

Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics

The UK Justice System

Have an understanding of the UK Justice system and have reference to key legal terms

Understanding Drugs

Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevelence, production and marketing and common street names.

Understanding Violence

Describe different forms of violence and reasons for it.

Understanding Property Crime

Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur

Understanding Crime and the Community

Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention

Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime

Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime
  
Understanding High Tech Crime

Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities
 
Understanding Crime Prevention

Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can to lead crime

Understanding Youth Crime

Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.

Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour

Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it effects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Describe what Forensic Psychology is, how it works; from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.

Introduction to Criminal Profiling

Understand what is meant by Criminal profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime. 

Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism

Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Professional Membership

Students with an interest in Criminology may like to join the British Society of Criminology, Britain's foremost criminological society. The Society aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, learning,  research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.  For more information please visit their website at www.britsoccrim.org or click here.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Criminology

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. It views crime from all different angles. People who study criminology courses assess the nature, extent, management and causes of crime. They also research and evaluate how crimes are controlled and what consequences they have upon society. They are able to look at this research and discover patterns in crime.

The course begins by introducing criminological theories and explaining how the criminal justice system works in the UK, It then goes on to explore the nature, range and scope if crimes to do with drugs, violence and property in the UK. Students will also gain an insight into forensic psychology and crime prevention.

Who should study this course?

This online distance learning course is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to work in crime prevention or study criminology at a higher level. It is also suitable for those with a general interest in the topic and those who want to expand on their previous knowledge.

You do not need any prior qualifications before enrolling on one of our criminology courses online. All you need is an interest in criminology, a way to access our college materials and the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this home learning course, you will have a foundation of understanding in this subject area. You will be able to use this new-found knowledge to apply for further educational courses or apply for relevant jobs.

Most jobs in this area will require a degree of some description, however there are paths, such as becoming a police officer, which do not require university level study. If you do continue your studies, you could be working in one of these jobs:

  • Forensic psychologist
  • Criminal profiler
  • Prison officer

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Criminology Diploma

Criminology Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Criminology Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Introduction to Criminology

Define what Criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.

Criminal Statistics

Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics

The UK Justice System

Have an understanding of the UK Justice system and have reference to key legal terms

Understanding Drugs

Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevelence, production and marketing and common street names.

Understanding Violence

Describe different forms of violence and reasons for it.

Understanding Property Crime

Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur

Understanding Crime and the Community

Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention

Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime

Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime
  
Understanding High Tech Crime

Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities
 
Understanding Crime Prevention

Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can to lead crime

Understanding Youth Crime

Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.

Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour

Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it effects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Describe what Forensic Psychology is, how it works; from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.

Introduction to Criminal Profiling

Understand what is meant by Criminal profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime. 

Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism

Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Professional Membership

Students with an interest in Criminology may like to join the British Society of Criminology, Britain's foremost criminological society. The Society aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, learning,  research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.  For more information please visit their website at www.britsoccrim.org or click here.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

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