Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Psychology
This course is accredited by ACCPH at Level 3 and allows you join as a professional member after graduation.
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. They are sometimes known as ‘criminal psychologists’ or ‘investigative psychologists’. This is a growing and popular career especially with the rise in Police-related drama on television. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and profiling, and to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour. Forensic psychologists work not only with prisoners, but examine the psychology of violent crime, theories of crime and juvenile offender behaviour and offenders but also other professionals involved in the judicial and penal systems. In addition the course explores the psychology of policing and how eyewitness testimony and confessions are integrated into the offence profile through guided activities, knowledge checklists, concept boxes to facilitate and test learning.
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
Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Psychology
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). Please note that this ABC certificate is only available to students enrolling on or after 01.04.15.
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.
The Level 3 Diplomas require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.
They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.
Level 3 Diploma courses can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.
Progression from Level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).
A Paper copy and Kindle copy of course materials are also available to purchase in the online enrolment process.
Specification: Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Psychology
Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department for the duration of the course (1 year). Certification upon completion. All examination fees.
|Payment by Instalments|
Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments.
Online, PDF (+£25.00), Paper (+£75.00), Paper & PDF (+£100.00)
All students must be 16 years of age and above.
Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.
Approximately 20 hours per unit
Final online multiple choice examination.
Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.