NPA Criminology Level 6

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Attendance PatternDurationLocation SCQF LevelYear Group

Tuesday 9-11am and Thursday 2-4pm

One Year

UHI Perth

6

 S5 or S6

Anytime

One Year

Online

6

S5 or S6

 

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About this course

About this course

This National Progression Award (NPA) allows learners to study criminology, including the complex nature of crime and the problems of measuring crime.  The NPA is purely coursework, no final exam. 

The course is aimed at those progressing from the NPA L5 or those who have relevant qualifications wishing to pick up the subject with a view to studying Criminology at Higher Eductaion level after school. 

Furthermore, it is an excellent choice for those wishing to go into the Police, the Criminal Justice System or the HM Prison Service.  The benefits of this course are that it does not have to be solely career focussed, those of you who are among the millions of crime enthusiasts in popular fiction can come along and learn the academic theory behind your favourite shows. 

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Course content

Course content

Criminology: Nature and Extent of Crime  

Criminology: Crime Control Strategies 

Crime in Society  

This course develops an understanding of the criminal justice system and provides a broad introduction to the study of Criminology. Learners will study why crime happens, how big a problem is it, how police and government try to control crime and how crime factors into our everyday lives in society 

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Pass at NPA Criminology Level 5 or a National 5 in Modern Studies or a related Humanities subject.

Prospective students without the standard entry requirements would be encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Entry and applications are through Guidance Teachers at each secondary school offering the NPA programme/course as part of their provision.

You may be invited to an interview.

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Course progression

Course progression

PDA Criminology or HNC Social Sciences