Level 3 Criminology

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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.

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  • 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


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Criminology Book Two for the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma


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Criminology:Revision Guide 9781911208969


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