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Level 3 Criminology

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New tasks and briefs for Unit 1 2019-20 are now available on the secure website. All briefs contain full guidance for assessors and updated mark sheets. Unit 3 tasks and briefs for 2019-20 remain unchanged. Fully updated guidance for the Criminology course is now available in our new FAQs document.

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.

Update July 2019:We are aware that DfE has announced the withdrawal of funding for qualifications where a redeveloped version of the qualification has been approved. This announcement relates to the legacy (QCF) versions of our Level 3 Criminology and Food Science and Nutrition qualifications. The current specifications remain available to centres and are Approved for inclusion in school performance tables for 2021 and 2022.


Why Choose WJEC 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.


L Level 3 Criminology Latest news

Specification update

Please be aware that changes have been made to the Level 3 Criminology (2015) specification. On page 17 of the specification, in the final paragraph, it now states that candidates must pass all units in order to achieve a grade for the qualification.

UCAS points update

The qualification carries UCAS points and appears on the UCAS Tariff Calculator. It has also been confirmed by DfE that the Level 3 Criminology qualification will be included on the 2018 performance tables.

Examiners' Reports
Level 3 Criminology Examiners' Report Summer 2019

Training Courses for Teachers

Our 2019 / 2020 CPD programme is now live.

Book your place on one of our teacher training courses to learn more about the specification and sample assessment materials including assessment objectives, examination structure and other key areas.

Courses are available all over the UK as well as online.

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All Course Materials

We offer a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.

Current WJEC Specification

WJEC continues to provide support and training to all UK schools and colleges teaching our WJEC Criminology (QCF) specification. The specification continues to run in England until the final assessment of the qualifications and will then be replaced by our reformed WJEC specification.