Criminal Psychology Diploma Level 3


This course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive and critical understanding of concepts regarding the criminal mind. Study the explanatory theories and deepen your appreciation of current practices. If you are looking to enhance your career prospects, or have a general interest in this fascinating subject, this is your ideal starting point.

Criminal Psychology

Criminal Psychology Diploma Level 3

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About This Course

Delve deep into the minds of criminals with this engaging criminal psychology course. As a learner studying this course, you will have the chance to evaluate criminal behaviour and what caused the perpetrator to commit the crime.

This course will grant you a level 3 certificate in Criminal Psychology. After completing the five units included in the course, you will have gained an understanding of the skills and techniques that underpin careers in policing, social work and rehabilitative therapy. This could advance, or indeed begin, your career in these areas.

Course Benefits

Split into 5 units, every element of this course seeks to expand your understanding of criminal psychology, so you can achieve the theoretical knowledge you need to apply these skills within real and practical settings.

From understanding the criminal mind to profiling offenders and geographic profiling, theoretical & practical approaches, mental health and violence, crisis management and perception, memory and eyewitness testimony; by the end of this course you’ll feel confident in your ability to analyse and understand the minds of criminals.

This course will:

  • Give you in-depth knowledge of the psychological theories central to criminal psychology
  • Help you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and competency that can be transferred directly into the workplace
  • Allow you to study from home – all course materials will be sent straight to your door, enabling you to fit your studies around your obligations
  • Challenge your perceptions of criminal psychology, giving you ample opportunities to demonstrate your competency and comprehension of the course materials
  • Allow you to study from home – all course materials will be sent straight to your door, enabling you to fit your studies around your obligations

Course Units

Unit 1: Explaining Criminal Behaviour – Biological & Social

Unit 2: Explaining Criminal Behaviour – Psychological & Substance abuse

Unit 3: Interacting with Criminals – Interviewing, Deception and Offender Profiling

Unit 4: Areas of Application

Unit 5: Media Reporting and Impact on Crimes


The criminal psychology programme of learning is assessed through a series of written assignments, where you will submit your work to your personal tutor for marking and feedback to confirm that you have met the learning outcomes. There are no external examinations required.

Required Knowledge

There is no requirement to have any background knowledge or qualifications to complete/enrol on this course and your tutor will provide support from day one! If you do have any additional learning requirements, please let your tutor know as they will then be able to tailor their feedback and support around your requirements.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

Training Qualifications UK are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This is a fully endorsed course, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

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