Foundation Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Type:
Mode: Full Time / Part Time
Start Date: September 2020
End Date:
Day: Thursday (FT)
Time: 9am - 9pm (FT) / 9am - 2:30pm (PT) / 2:30pm - 9pm (PT)
Duration: 2 years Full Time / 4 Years Part Time, Delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College, UCAS Code: CC19
Cost: £7,500 Full Time / £4,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

This programme has been designed for those people already working in the criminal justice sector who wish to upskill and enhance their knowledge, as well as for those
people who wish to gain an insight into the nature of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system in order to pursue a career in the varied roles within the criminal justice
sector. These include roles as a Probation Officer, Prison Officer or Youth Justice Worker.

The programme is available on a full-time basis over two years or a part-time basis over four years. Students will attend one day/evening per week for the full-time route
and will undertake a placement of 120 hours per academic year alongside their academic studies, where they are not already in relevant employment.

Part-time: Either one day or one evening per week for four years.

What will I learn?

Modules in the programme will normally include:

Level 4
• Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process
• Principles of Criminology
• Psychology and Crime
• Sentencing and Punishment
• Preparing to Work within the Criminal Justice Sector
• Representations of Crime

Level 5
• Victimology
• Alternative Responses to Crime
• Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
• Youth Justice
• Work Based Learning
• Research in the Criminal Justice Sector

How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessments are used within the programme, including portfolios, case studies, reflections and presentations. There is one examination in Level 5, which makes up 17% of the assessment of this level.

Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.

Progression

Having successfully completed this programme students will have the opportunity to progress to a BA (Hons) top-up at the University of Cumbria.

With further study and ongoing professional development, students may wish to pursue careers in the police, prison service or probation service. Students may undertake
employment in a variety of roles within the criminal justice sector such as within youth justice teams, victim support, family support services, rehabilitation services, central and local government agencies, charities working with offenders and victims of crime.

Interested?

We have a wide range of adult learning programmes to help you reach your goals.

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