Access to Higher Education Diploma - Criminology & Forensics Level 3
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.
You must have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A* - C) in English and maths (or recognised equivalent).
Applicants without the required grade in GCSE Maths can retake this qualification alongside their access course.
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.