Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.4 Public Services
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ004356
Price:
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Age Range:
19+
QAA aim code:
40007236

Qualification Summary

Learners must complete 45 graded credits at level 3 from 'academic subject content units. 27 credits must be taken from the Mandatory Graded group, a maximum of 6 credits must be taken from the Mandatory Graded Research Group and the final 12 credits must be taken from the Graded Optional group. Learners must complete 15 credits from the Ungraded group. 3 credits from the Mandatory Ungraded group and 12 credits from the Optional Ungraded group.


Why choose this qualification?

The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to policing and criminology topics.  Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes. The mandatory units include a mixture law, criminology and policing units. These include: Crime Statistics, Criminal Investigation and the Criminal Justice System, Ethics and Values within Policing, Foundations of Law, Introduction to Criminology, Introduction to Policing and Professional Interpersonal Skills.

The Rules of Combination have been developed so the majority of the indicative content for the College of Policing requirements are met. A separate mapping document has been created to show where the requirements are met. In addition, it is strongly recommended that those centres wishing to meet the requirements of the College of Policing should take the Study Skills for Higher Education and the Mathematics – Calculations units to meet the literacy and numeracy requirements.

A wider range of units has been included within the optional section than in the original diploma. This includes new units on crime statistics and the power of the police. We have also included a youth justice unit to illustrate the range of policing and a fitness unit to support those who wish to apply for the police service.

Many learners join degrees related to policing and criminology after following A level study, so the diploma will place the Access to HE learners on a level with those who have followed A level studies.

 

Ungraded units include units which will support access to higher education whilst supporting study and personal skills. There is only one mandatory unit, Preparation for Higher Education, to allow centres the flexibility to select units that are relevant to their students.

Rules of Combination

Learners must complete 45 graded credits at level 3 from 'academic subject content units. 27 credits must be taken from the Mandatory Graded group, a maximum of 6 credits must be taken from the Mandatory Graded Research Group and the final 12 credits must be taken from the Graded Optional group.


Units

Mandatory Graded

Learners must complete 27 credits from this group.

Crime Statistics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU032200
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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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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:
QU032353
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Introduction to Policing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU019969
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025402
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Optional Units Research: Graded

Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.

Research Skills for Policing or Criminology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU032210
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Social Research Methods for Policing or Criminology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU032212
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Optional Units: Graded

Learners must complete 12 credits from this group.

Aspects of Social Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029057
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Fitness Assessment

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU032346
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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:
QU029669
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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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Legislation for Equality and Diversity

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010480
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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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Sentencing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010476
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The Power of the Police

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU032214
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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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Violent Crimes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU032791
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Youth Justice

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031619
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Ungraded Units

Learners must complete 15 credits from the Ungraded Group - 3 credits from the Mandatory Ungraded group and 12 credits from the Optional Ungraded group.

Mandatory Ungraded

Learners must complete 3 credits from this group.

Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Optional Units: Ungraded

Learners must complete 12 credits from this group.

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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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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Mathematics - Calculations

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007516
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Presenting Information Using ICT

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU027084
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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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References and Reliability of Sources

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026344
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Study Skills for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031633
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Writing reports

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026155
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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.


Delivery methods

Face to face
Blended learning
Online delivery


Progression routes

• BSc (Hons) Criminological Psychology
• BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
• BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminological Psychology
• BSc Forensic Investigation
• Bsc/BA Criminology
• Degree Apprenticeships in Policing, Policing Studies or Foundation Degree in Policing Studies
• BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
• BA (Hons) Criminology and Law
• BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
• BSc (Hons) Professional Policing


Provider approval criteria

Depending on the choice of unit, centres will require access to relevant science labs and technical equipment.


Funding information

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:

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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).

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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:

How to Use: Find a learning Aim


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.