Criminology NPA Level 6 (SCP)
Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Part time
Duration 42 weeks
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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. 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. You will study the nature and extent of crime, crime in the community, forensic science and crime control strategies.
Throughout the course, you will
- 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.
- 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
- 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
The units are:
- 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 1:30 pm - 4 pm
- You must complete a personal statement in support of your application.
- 3 relevant National 5s at C or above (including English or Comms)
- 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 RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- HNC Legal Services
- HNC Police Studies
- PDA Criminology Level 7 (SCP)
- Police Officer
- Criminologist Assistant
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
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