Vocational Level 3

Exam Board: A Level Criminology – Eduqas

  • The Criminology Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to one A Level

Course Summary

Criminology will provide you with an insight into criminal behaviour and why individuals commit crimes by examining a range of criminological theories. You will also study the various types of crime in society and consider reasons for why crime may go unreported.

Through the study of a number of real life cases, you will gain knowledge of how a case proceeds through the Criminal Justice System, considering each stage of the process from analysing a crime scene through to courtroom proceedings. You will also examine the issue of social control and how this is achieved.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4



  • Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Criminological Theories
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • Crime and Punishment

Why choose this course?

  • Topical issues covered across both years
  • Engaging topics with student-led debating
  • Trips to local and national institutions within the legal system

Where might it lead?

The ability to assess and judge a range of information to make a logical decision means this course leads to a variety of options in further study and employment. Students often go on to work in the Criminal Justice System, including the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunal Service and the National Offender Management Service.


This course has a mixture of:

  • 50% exam
  • 50% controlled assessment


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