Social Studies

Introduction to Criminology - Y028

Hamilton Campus Part Time Entry Level

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This course is for anyone who is interested in Criminology. It will give you some of the base concepts in the area and is a starting point of exactly what Criminology is, what it tells us about Society and how it is used day to day.

Course Details

The aim of this course is to offer a starting point for you to acquire skills and build your confidence to progress on to further learning, employment or volunteering. The course will cover the following topics: Sociological explanations of Crime, Reliability of Evidence, Criminological Statistics, Social Control and Causes of Crime.
On completion you will receive a Wirral Met College certificate to acknowledge your attendance and learning, and understanding of the subject at this level.

Entry Guidelines

You do not need formal qualifications for this course.

You must be able to interpret tasks, be willing to work independently, produce answers in a legible and understandable form and organise information clearly and coherently.

Students may read via software.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Office use only. Non Standard 31a.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed by completing a work booklet that consists of a variety of tasks related to the subject, such as, short answer questions, completing tables, finding information, identifying evidence and writing about the subject.

Where can I progress to?
There are a number of programmes you can move onto from this course, for example the Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Psychology.
Depending on previous qualifications, you may want to consider a progression course such as Pre Access for Progression.

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Book a Place

Starting 29th September 2023 - Ending - 17th November 2023

REF Y028P001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £85.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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