Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Criminology & Forensics Level 3

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Course Type: Access to Higher Education Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: GCSE English and maths Grade C or above. Assessment: A mixture of essays and exams. Awarding Body: Laser UCAS Tariff: 45 Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

This criminology and forensics course prepares you for entry into higher education for a range of professions such as the police, youth offending services, prison service, probationary service or victim and offender support services.

You’ll gain theoretical knowledge and learn to understand crime in the context of its culture, as well as the criminal justice system. You’ll get a foundation in the psychology of crime, and enhance your studies by exploring the theories of offending behaviour and responses to crime.

Furthermore you will carry out practical activities and assessments in a laboratory for the forensic units. You will also be supported through the UCAS application process and overall be prepared for study at higher education. Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0653-1C 09 Sep 2019 Broadwater TBC 36 weeks £3,022.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary. Please see the key information listed above.

Minimum English language requirements apply for EU/EEA students and international students: IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

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Course costs

You may be eligible for free tuition or financial support.

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Course content

This course will prepare you for degrees in criminology, psychology, forensic psychology and counselling.

We cover topics such as: Critical Issues in Criminology, Crime and Deviance, Media and Crime, White Collar Crime, Victims and Victimology, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Evidence Collection and Introduction to Psychology and Sociology.

You will also study research methods, developing the research and academic skills required at degree-level enabling you to progress onto university.

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Course fees

The course fees are £3,384. 

You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan or financial support with your tuition fees. 

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