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;
- Forensic Science
- Practical Scientific Studies
Learners will have the opportunity to research into a relevant topic area.
Students must achieve 33 credits from this group.
Careers in Policing and Criminology
Ethics and Values within Policing
Foundations of Law
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Policing
Legislation for Equality and Diversity
Professional Interpersonal Skills
Social Research Methods
Students must achieve 12 credits from this group.
Analysing Truth and Deception
Aspects of Social Psychology
Assessment of Fitness
Criminal Investigation and the Criminal Justice System
Forensic Investigation Procedures
Human Rights for the Twenty-First Century
Introduction to Criminal Law
Introduction to the Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Managing Conflict in a Policing Context
Problems of Order and Control
Quantitative Methods - Statistics
Research: Practical Investigation Project
The Psychology of Criminal Investigation
The Psychology of Offender Profiling
Students must achieve 12 credits from this group.
Academic Writing Skills
Communication - Speaking and Listening
Preparation for Higher Education
Problem Solving in the Workplace
Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience
Intended learner 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
Face to face or blended learning.
Successful completion criteriaNo
BSc (H) Criminological Psychology
BSc (H) Psychology and Criminology
BSc (H) Police Studies with Criminological Psychology
BSc Forensic Investigation
Degree Apprenticeships in Policing, Policing Studies or Foundation Degree in Policing Studies
Progression & entry requirementsIt 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
There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.
The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:
The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).
How to find a learning aim
If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:
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.
The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.
Centres approved to deliver our Access to HE Diplomas can download assignment briefs for a selection of units in this Diploma. Assignment briefs can be downloaded by logging to Prism and locating the relevant unit. More assignment briefs are being added not all units currently have assignment briefs available.
The assignment briefs can be easily adapted to suit your needs. We recommend checking the rules of combination for the Diploma and adapting the brief accordingly.
To provide a flavour of what’s available, you can download the below samples for free:
- Assignment Brief – Preparation for Higher Education – QU007638
- Assignment Brief – Safeguarding Children Young People and-or Vulnerable Adults – QU025409