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CTEC Criminology

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title CTEC Criminology
Code Criminology
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for learners who are interested in the criminal justice system. Learners will look at why people commit crime, why certain crimes are not reported and why some people are likely to report crimes than others.

You could complement your studies with enrichment activities including work experience or our Debating or Culture society.


The Units are:

  • Changing Awareness of Crime: Learners will have an opportunity to understand a wide range of different crimes that are committed and the reasons why people may not always report such crimes by exploring the social construction of criminality.
  • Criminological Theories: Learners will look at how crime is defined.
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom: Learners will look at the different methods of investigating crime, including crime scene investigation and forensic science in order to justify their effectiveness in criminal investigations.
  • Crime and Punishment: Types of punishment for criminal behaviour, why we use these different methods and how effective these are.

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed by coursework (50%) and exams (50%).

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in English, with an average points score of 4.5 or above.

Your next steps...

This course is aimed at students who would like to study a social science related degree. Alternatively, progress within the criminal justice sector, including Probation service, court, the police to name a few. 



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