1Course Overview

Criminology Level 3

Course code: OSC1011

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Delve into the world of Criminology with a flexible home learning course.

This is an ideal course for anyone wanting to pursue a career in criminology, or for those who want to improve their awareness of how the criminal justice system is administered in society.

Criminology is relevant to a range of professions within the police force, the criminal justice system, government, security management and social work, to name just a few!

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework is delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple. You will also have a personal tutor who will be there to offer support every step of the way.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Definitions and Measurement
  • The complex and diverse nature of defining crime
  • How crime is measured
  • Police Recording of crime and the Crime Survey of England and Wales
Unit 2: Criminological Explanations of Crime
  • Key criminological theories
  • Assess dominant views of crime
  • Theories with statistical data
Unit 3: Marxist vs Realist Views on Crime
  • Traditional and Neo Marxist views on crime
  • Right Realist Views
  • Fully Social Theory with statistical data
Unit 4: Discourses of Violent Crime
  • What constitutes violent crime
  • Different constructions of violent crime
  • Key theories of violent criminality
  • Critique dominant discourses
Unit 5: Role of the Police
  • The main functions of the police service
  • How policing has changed over the last 100 years
  • The role of policing
  • Assess the future direction of the police service
Unit 6: Crime and Punishment
  • Different theories of punishment;
  • The merits of different views on punishment;
  • The dominant use of prison as a form of punishment in the UK
  • Using statistical evidence that capital punishment acts as a deterrent
3Other Information

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Assessment

The Criminology course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you by email, meaning receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away! 

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will receive your Criminology Level 3 Certificate.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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The tutor is amazing and can't help me enough

Love doing my course and with it being online it's so much better for me as I have two children with disabilities, so can work around them. The tutor is amazing and can't help me enough.

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