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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Applied Diploma in Criminology is designed as a two-year course to study alongside two other A-level subjects. The course aims to develop an understanding of criminology, which is relevant to a number of occupations today. It links in very well with subjects such as Sociology, Law and Psychology.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/equivalent or above, including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Pass grade or above in your first year.

Course Content

There are four units of study:

  • Changing awareness of crime - internal assessment
  • Criminological theories - external assessment
  • Crime scene to courtroom - internal assessment
  • Crime and punishment - external assessment

How will I be assessed?

The qualification consists of both internal assignment-based assessments and external examinations. The overall qualification is graded A-E.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This qualification supports entry to higher education to study subject areas such as Criminology, Psychology, Sociology and Law.

Careers

The qualification develops your understanding and skills so that you are able to consider employment within some aspects of criminal justice, such as the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service and the National Offender Management Service.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Ryan Horsnall

Ryan Horsnall

First Response Finance sponsor BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership

Ryan was involved with First Response Finance as part of their work with Derby College's Employer and Skills Academy and applied for an apprenticeship.
The company is sponsoring Ryan to complete a BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership at Nottingham Trent University. He previously studies Maths, Business and Chemistry A levels at the Joseph Wright Centre. 
Ryan said "I have the best of both worlds – working in a paid job and then gaining a degree and it has made my studies so much easier as I can relate the university work to the work environment."
“I am currently working in a sales support role which I love and at the end of my degree I will see where I want my career to take me with the company.I get the opportunity to blend academic learning and work experience where I can convert my learning at University into real business situations.
First Response Finance have been involved in the Employer Skills Academies and has now teamed up with Derby College to launch the First Response Business and Finance Academy - offering students at Derby College the chance to follow in Ryan's footsteps.

www.FirstResponseFinance.co.uk


At Derby College I was taught a lot of skills such as target setting that has helped me be organised and realistic with work and learning.

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