Level 3 Criminology

Vocational Information and Updates

We have agreed that candidates should be allowed to complete controlled assessment work from home, where it is safe and practicable to do so. Guidance on conducting Criminology controlled assessments can be found here

Teaching: Sep 2015
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Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology Specification
Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology Specification
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New to Criminology? Looking for further guidance on exams or controlled assessments? Click here to find supporting documents.

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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Training and Guidance for Summer 2021


WJEC Eduqas has produced Professional Learning training and guidance packs to support the application of marking schemes and grading.  These view on-demand materials offer expert instruction from senior Eduqas examiners and include marking exemplar and grading exemplar. These materials aim to:

  • develop your understanding in applying the marking schemes
  • improve your confidence in awarding marks accurately
  • exemplify the characteristics of learner responses at differing levels of achievement
  • provide guidance on how to grade learner evidence.

These materials are suitable for all teachers who need guidance in marking and grading this qualification, and Heads of Department who wish to internally moderate their team's marking.

These materials are now available for you to access as many times as you wish from our secure website here.



Upcoming Professional Learning Events


There are no live events currently scheduled for this qualification. 


Our annual programme is published and open for bookings during the summer term. Sign up for the latest updates here.


Materials from previous courses can be found on the Secure website and/or under the Materials tab.

Please visit our secure website to view training materials for this subject.


Level 3 Criminology - Controlled Assessment


Level 3 Criminology - Briefing








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