Criminology Level 5 (SCP)
Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 5
Study mode Part time
Duration 42 weeks
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This National Progression Award (NPA) introduces learners to criminology, including its history, the role of the media and crime prevention.
It develops knowledge and understanding of the way crime and criminal justice operate and provides bite-sized chunks of learning that are straightforward for centres to adopt and for learners to study.
It covers areas such as crime in the community and crime scenes.
- You will also develop a range of knowledge and skills specific to the study of criminology, including how the study of crime and criminology contributes to our understanding of the modern world and human behaviour,
- an understanding of the criminal justice system an open-minded,
- critical and evaluative approach to the study
- the importance of evidence-based research, including investigation and research skills
- the causes of crime, including competing views, perspectives, theories and evidence
What you will learn
- Modern Studies: Social Issues in the United Kingdom
- Criminology: Crime Scenes
- Criminology: Crime in the Community
How the course is assessed
- Ongoing assessment
Number of days per week
- 2 afternoons per week 13:00-16:00 Tuesday and Thursday
Applicants must complete a personal statement in support of their application. Entry is at the discretion of the college. However, it would be beneficial if pupils had achieved at least one of the following:
- Relevant qualifications in National 4
- Pupils experience, life skills and potential ability will also be taken into account
- Acceptance onto the course will be based on individual ability
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- No formal Interview
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Criminology NPA Level 6 (SCP)
- Police Studies HNC (SCP) over 2 years
- Police Officer
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Sighthill Campus||Part time||22/08/22||42 Weeks|
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