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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 Quality Licence Scheme: Level 3 Criminology Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

To view a sample of the 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.

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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 Quality Licence Scheme: Level 3 Criminology Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

To view a sample of the 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.

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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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