Criminology Diploma Level 3


This course takes an in-depth look into the role and functions of the legal system, and examines its relationship with crime, criminal behaviour and criminal justice. Learn the basics of criminology, from its history to its evolution, to the various types of crimes and the consequences of committing them.

Criminal Psychology Diploma

Criminology Diploma Level 3

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About This Course

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. Combining psychological and sociological theories, this Criminology Level 3 Diploma studies the definitions of, and reasons for, criminal behaviour.

You’ll learn about the criminal justice system and its inner workings, and explore criminals and their treatment. You’ll delve into a number of different theories, concepts and models. On completion of the course you will have gained the ability to critically assess everyday understandings of the crime and criminal justice systems.

By choosing this programme of study you can be assured that you will have the opportunity to study at you own pace and from the comfort of your own home. There is no requirement to complete any lower level courses before being able to register for this course.

If you have a passion in this area and want to expand your knowledge, or looking for a pathway into employment within the criminal justice sector, this course could be the ideal starting point for you.

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Course Benefits

Arranged into 9 units, every element of this course seeks to expand your understanding of criminology, so you can achieve the theoretical knowledge you need to apply these skills within real and practical settings.

This course will:

  • Give you a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system and related concepts and theories
  • Provide a strong foundation of knowledge and competency that can be transferred directly into the workplace
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no classrooms, no strict deadlines and no exams
  • Prove your willingness to learn, increasing your appeal to employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector

Course Units

Unit 1: ​Introduction to Criminology

Unit 2: Victims, Classicism and Positivism

Unit 3: ​Labelling Theories and Administration of Criminology

Unit 4: Gender, Age, Ethnicity and Crime

Unit 5: Types of Crime

Unit 6: Mental Disorders and Young Offenders

Unit 7: Probation, Incarceration and Punishment



The Criminology Diploma programme of learning is assessed through a series of written assignments. You’ll submit your work to your tutor via our online LMS (Learner Management System). will need to be submitted 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).

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.


From the guidance of our personal tutors whose industry experience within counselling can help to support and mentor your studies, to our comprehensive study guide and course materials; from day one we will go above and beyond to help you succeed in your studies. With twelve months tutor support, you have the option of completing in as little as three months, or using the full twelve months.

You too can take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of our personal tutors and use their experiences to get all of your questions answered. Similarly, our student support team are readily available to lend you their advice and guidance as they help you to decipher your course materials and answer your questions.

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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.
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  • 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 course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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