Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Forensic & Criminal Psychology
This course is accredited by ACCPH at Level 3 and allows you join as a professional member after graduation.
This diploma is designed for those interested in forensics. You will gain knowledge of Modern day Forensic psychologists are concerned with the application of psychology to the criminal justice system, and with understanding the psychological processes related to criminal behaviour. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and profiling, and to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour.
- Students will learn about forensic psychology and how it has developed into modern day approaches
- You will explore reasoning behind crimes and why theories are acted upon
- Students will explore the insight to the variety of offenders and how these differ depending on the crime committed
- This course will allow you to explore the areas of using witness testimonies in relation to the crime committed
- Lastly you will review judicial system and the various correctional settings.
This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.
Assessment Objectives (AO)
Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course remembering Confidentiality and Data Protection.
Quality of Written Communication (QWC)
In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)
To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.
Unit 1: Defining Forensic and Criminal Psychology
Unit 2: Theories of crime
Unit 3: Violent offenders and offences
Unit 4: Juvenile offenders
Unit 5: The psychology of policing
Unit 6: Eyewitness testimony
Unit 7: Correctional settings
Unit 8: Research and statistics
Unit 9: Risk assessment and reoffending
Unit 10: False allegations and false confessions.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:
- Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
- Practical Implications
- Integration of Theory and Practice.
Entry to this level three course requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Specification: Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Forensic & Criminal Psychology
The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
The whole course MUST be completed and both assignments graded PASS to gain the “Oxford Learning College Level Three Diploma in Forensic & Criminal Psychology”
Course Fee: £850.00 Fees can be paid by instalments.