Level 3 Criminology


All centre marks for Criminology Unit 1 and 3 entries this summer series must be entered on our Internal Assessment Mark Input System (IAMIS) by 8 May, 2022. All samples for moderation must be uploaded via the same IAMIS system by 15 May, 2022. No postal samples will be accepted. Please see our subject specific guidance sheet on uploading samples and marks via IAMIS here. This document contains a link to further comprehensive guidance on using the system. Please adhere carefully to this guidance as you prepare your samples for moderation.

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Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology Specification
Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology Specification
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The Eduqas Level 3 Certificate in Applied Criminology is equips students with knowledge and understanding of criminology, which is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work, as well as sociology and psychology.

Learners can progress to Criminology Level 3 from any study at Level 2, particularly GCSEs in Sociology, Law, Psychology, Citizenship, History and Humanities. The ideal foundation for students progressing to university, Criminology Level 3 contains elements of psychology, law and sociology.

We provide a range of digital resources for both learners and educators, including Level 3 Criminology past papers, guidance for teaching the course, and professional learning events.

To read the Criminology Level 3 specification or access the available resources, simply
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Why Choose Eduqas?

  • Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system
  • Develops an awareness of the different types of crime
  • Explores the behaviour and theories behind why people commit crime.


Criminology is the only Applied General Qualification approved in this category on the 2020 Performance Tables.

Criminology is the only Applied General Qualification approved on the 2020 Performance Tables.

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that those qualifications approved for inclusion in the 2020 performance tables will also be included in performance tables for 2021 and 2022. View the 2020 Performance Tables list here.

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Criminology 9781911208433

Criminology Book One for the WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma


eBook also available


Criminology Book Two for the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma


eBook also available





Criminology:Revision Guide 9781911208969


Access a collection of interactive units that bring together a number of elements including general data, exam questions, their marking schemes and examiner comments, which will lead you through a review of exam questions.


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Level 3 Criminology - Controlled Assessment


Level 3 Criminology - Introduction to Criminology








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