Access to HE: Criminology (Online)
This program is ideal for those who have a passion for helping others, promoting safety, and enforcing the law. Throughout the program, you will explore various aspects of criminal justice system, and criminology, including criminal law, forensic psychology and sociology.
The Weston College Access team delivers highly academic programmes with a personalised approach, which results in success rates and progression to university being significantly higher than the national average for adults.
At Weston College, we work hard to provide a schedule of learning that fits in with your lifestyle but be prepared to study hard. For this diploma you will need to be self- motivated, as it is a distance learning course, so all the content is delivered online at times to suit you. You need to be able to commit to at least three days per week though, to complete the course in a year. The good news though, is that you will have regular tutorials with your personal tutor to help keep you motivated and on track of your achievement.
The Access to HE Diploma in Criminology covers a range of subjects and topics to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the fields of law enforcement, criminal justice, and criminology. This includes:
Understanding crime and deviance
- Measurements of crime
- The criminology of prisons
- Situational aspects of crime
- Crime and the media
- Criminal justice and social policy
- Criminal law and procedures
- Sociology of the family
- Social relationships
- Forensic psychology
The assessment methods used in this diploma programme include assignments, presentations, exams, practical assessments and research projects. Overall, the assessment methods used in the Access to HE Diploma in Criminology are designed to ensure that learners have a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts and theories related to criminology, as well as the practical skills needed to succeed in higher education and beyond.
This course will help you progress onto a variety of degree courses within criminology pathways, including University Centre Weston’s:
- Uniformed and Public Services BA (Hons)
- Counselling BSc (Hons) (please note, you will need a Counselling Level 2 in addition to Access to progress to the degree)
- Education, Society and Childhood BSc (Hons)
- SEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons)
Plus a range of degrees at universities across the country, including;
- Social Work
- Youth Justice
- Social Policy
At Weston College, we're passionate about helping our adult learners prepare for a bright future. We understand that whether you're looking to boost your career prospects, learn new skills or even switch careers entirely, it can be a daunting process. That's why our friendly and highly qualified careers advisors are here to guide you every step of the way.
Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to provide you with tailored advice and support to help you make the right decisions about your future career and course choices. Whether you need help developing your employability skills, exploring your options or deciding which course to take, we're here to help you achieve your goals.
We also offer a free Career Coach programme, which provides a detailed careers assessment to help you discover your strengths and interests. You can then discuss your results with one of our advisors, who can point you in the right direction and recommend courses that will help you achieve your career aspirations. Plus, as a Microsoft College, all of our students and apprentices get FREE access to LinkedIn Learning. This is an amazing online platform that offers expert-led courses to help you develop your business, technology-related, and creative skills.
At Weston College, we're dedicated to helping you achieve success in your career, whatever your goals may be. So why not take that first step today and join our adult community of learners? We can't wait to help you unlock your full potential!
It is expected that applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English GCSE grade 4/C in maths is desirable but can be studied alongside Access if not already achieved.
Financing your course
At Weston College, we believe that learning should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer a range of adult courses that could be free or significantly discounted. Apply online today and our friendly team will be in touch to see how we can ensure you can enrol and get the best price for your course. Don't let finances hold you back from pursuing your passion and advancing your career. Apply now and let us help you achieve your goals.
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