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Youth Justice Services Level 3

Course Code: ABC951
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Discover knowledge and understanding about the youth justice services, from home!

  • Understand youth justice system in England and Wales within its historical, political and theoretical context
  • Learn about the theoretical underpinning of youth justice practice
  • Gain an understanding of the rights, responsibilities and the legal framework of the youth justice system as well as the values and ethics that inform youth justice practice
  • Explore children’s needs and rights, the exclusions young people face, how they develop and how to assess young people’s vulnerability
  • Understand how to protect them and how to promote their wellbeing
  • Discover key themes and ideas including; children’s needs and rights, the exclusions young people face, how they develop
  • Understand that as well as examining the experience of secure state, this unit explores recidivism and questions accountability of youth crime and justice
  • Plan and present a Dissertation responding to Lord Laming’s enquiry

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be sent to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Historical context of Youth Justice
    • Treatment and punishment of children
    • Main themes
    • Extent of offending
    Unit 2: Youth Justice Services and The Legal Framework
    • Mission
    • The Youth Offending Team
    • Youth cautions
    • Conditional cautions
    Unit 3: Sociological Explanations of the Family and the Delinquent
    • Anti-social behaviour
    • Criminological theories
    • Risk factors
  • Unit 4: Reforms
    • Crime and Policing Act 2014
    • Verbal/written warnings
    • Reforms
    Unit 5: The Secure Estate
    • SCH; STC and a YOI
    • Procedures and policies
    Unit 6: Dissertation Response to Lord Laming Report
    • Dissertation project
    • Collecting evidence
    • Evaluate

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • 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 emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our award-winning 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.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Youth Justice Services Level 3 Certificate.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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