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Criminology NPA Level 6 (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

This National Progression Award (NPA) allows learners to study criminology, including the complex nature of crime and the problems of measuring crime.

It develops an understanding of the criminal justice system and provides bite-sized chunks of learning that are straightforward for centres to adopt and for learners to study. The award focuses on areas such as the nature and extent of crime, and forensic psychology.

Criminology is the scientific study of crime, including its causes, responses by the criminal justice system, and methods of prevention. In both the mandatory and optional units, you will study the nature and extent of crime, crime in the community, forensic science and crime control strategies.

  • Enhance the knowledge and understanding of learners and to enable them to make use of this knowledge and understanding to evaluate aspects of criminology
  • Develop an understanding of the criminal justice system
  • Develop an understanding of the contribution of criminology to the modern world and human behaviour
  • Develop an open-minded, critical and evaluative approach to study. Potential to experience a range of assessment methods
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the importance of evidence-based research, including investigation and research skills
  • Gain knowledge of competing views, perspectives, theories and evidence relating to the causes of crime
  • Gain insight into the way crime and criminal justice operates

What you will learn

  • Criminology: Nature and Extent of Crime
  • Crime in Society
  • Criminology: Crime Control Strategies

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing assessment

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week

Entry requirements

  • Relevant qualifications at SCQF level 5
  • NC Social Sciences, Legal Services or Police Studies
  • Pupil experience life skills and potential ability will also be taken into account

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be required to attend the virtual taster sessions in June

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC Legal Services
  • PDA Criminology Level 8 (SCP)

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 24/08/21 42 Weeks

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