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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 2022

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Course overview

THIS COURSE IS FOR S5 and S6 PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT SCHOOL.

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 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

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 and understanding of the criminal justice system an open-minded, critical and evaluative approach to study the importance of evidence-based research, including investigation and research skills the causes of crime, including competing views, perspectives, theories and evidence, while studying the following subjects.

  • 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 - Tuesday and Thursday 13:30-16;00

Entry requirements

  • You must complete a personal statement in support of your application.  Entry is at the discretion of the college. However, it would be beneficial if you have achieved relevant qualifications at SCQF level 5, national 5s
  • Your 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

  • You may be required to complete a written task

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC Legal Services
  • PDA Criminology Level 7 (SCP)

Career options

  • Police Officer
  • Criminologist Assistant

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 23/08/22 42 Weeks

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