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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.4 Public Services
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ002333
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

Provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. Allows a broad range of skills to be acquired which explore the role of the police force, criminology, types of crime, an introduction to law and legal frameworks, integrating ethical concepts and are underpinned by psychology, research and interpersonal skills which are important for anyone working in roles within this sector.


Why choose this qualification?

Within the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Policing and Criminology, leaners will cover a number of disciplines such as;

  • Criminology
  • Forensic Science
  • Practical Scientific Studies
  • Psychology

Learners will have the opportunity to research into a relevant topic area.

Access to HE Policing and Criminiology

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve 33 credits from this group.

Careers in Policing and Criminology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019965
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Ethics and Values within Policing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019958
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Foundations of Law

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018575
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Introduction to Criminology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018992
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Introduction to Policing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU019969
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Legislation for Equality and Diversity

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010480
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025402
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Social Research Methods

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU007950
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Graded Academic Optional

Students must achieve 12 credits from this group.

Analysing Truth and Deception

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019961
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Aspects of Social Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU005844
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Assessment of Fitness

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006465
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Criminal Investigation and the Criminal Justice System

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019010
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Forensic Investigation Procedures

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU019008
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Human Rights for the Twenty-First Century

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010482
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Interpersonal Violence

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019945
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Introduction to Criminal Law

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018411
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Introduction to the Sociology of Crime and Deviance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006605
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Managing Conflict in a Policing Context

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019967
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Problems of Order and Control

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006941
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Quantitative Methods - Statistics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007442
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Research: Practical Investigation Project

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018310
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Sentencing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010476
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Stress

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007672
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The Psychology of Criminal Investigation

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019963
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The Psychology of Offender Profiling

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006333
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Ungraded Mandatory Units

Students must achieve 12 credits from this group.

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Problem Solving in the Workplace

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018630
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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QAA aim code

40007236

Target Groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE.
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE


Progression & Entry Requirements

It is recommended that the centre consider advising learners to attain maths, English or Science at grade C/4 or above prior to completion of the Diploma in order to support progression

Provider approval criteria

Computers


Successful completion criteria

No

Progression Routes

BSc (H) Criminological Psychology
BSc (H) Psychology and Criminology
BSc (H) Police Studies with Criminological Psychology
BSc Forensic Investigation 
Bsc/BA Criminology
Degree Apprenticeships in Policing, Policing Studies or Foundation Degree in Policing Studies


Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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Information for Access Centres

Access to HE Administration

Assignment briefs

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