BTec Level 3 Criminology

Faculty: Humanities
Level: Level 3

Exam board: WJEC

About Criminology:

Criminology is the in depth study of criminal behaviour, on individual, social and natural levels, and how it can be managed, controlled and prevented. The course explores what crime is, how it is socially constructed, who commits crimes and the criminal justice process, once a crime has been committed.


Entry requirements:

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s Including a grade 4 in English Language and a humanity subject

Grade 4 or above in Sociology or Psychology at GCSE is also desirable.

How will I be assessed?

50% Controlled Assessment (Internal)

50% External Assessment (Exam)


Course Outline:

Unit 1: Changing awareness of crime

Unit 2: Criminological theories

Unit 3: Crime scene to courtroom

Unit 4: Crime and punishment


Skills required to be successful in Level 3 Criminology:

Essay writing skills

Research skills

Communication skills

Problem solving skills


Complimentary subjects: 

Sociology, Psychology, Government and Politics and Law


Pathways – Careers:

Police officer


Forensic scientist

Crime analyst

Forensic pathologist

Crime scene technician

Lecturer / Teacher

Prison officer 


Head of Social Sciences:

Ladan Samaroon  -

Course Leader

Ladan Samaroon