FdA Criminal Justice (Policing)

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
University of Derby
Level:
Level 5
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
2 years
Availability:
Full-time
Higher education course fee:
£5995 - This includes registration fees and is an annual cost.
Funding:
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
FT courses only
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Course overview

This programme is validated by the University of Derby.

This course will give you the opportunity to investigate the impact of crime on society and examine alternative solutions within crime prevention. You will explore criminal behaviour from the perspectives of the victim, the offender and society.

Entry requirements:

  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered

Modules include:

Procedure and professional ethics
  • Youth crime and justice
  • Introduction to criminology 1
  • Criminal justice law
  • Applied victimology
  • Introduction to criminology 2
  • Applied research in criminology
  • Crime and procedure
  • Applied criminal justice 2
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Crime scene management
  • Disaster management
  • Methods of assessment

    Methods of assessment include:

    • Research projects
    • Case studies
    • Written assignments
    • Presentations

    Who is this course for?

    This is a two year course. You will be required to attend college lectures and seminars for 11 hours per week. You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

    Entry qualifications

    Entry requirements:

    • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
    • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level2 equivalent)
    • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered

    What other experience will I gain?

    Tutors have years of industry experience and will support you in progressing down your chosen career path.

    Where will this lead?

    Successful completion of the foundation degree can lead to a wide range of careers in:

    • Policing and security
    • Prison service
    • Probation service
    • Youth offender agencies

    You could also ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full honours degree by studying further at a university.

    What are my career options?

    What Ofsted say

    ...enthusiastic teachers use their skills and expertise to plan exciting and challenging activities that stimulate learning and meet individual needs. (Ofsted 2013)

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