Forensic Psychology Level 3

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This course is the perfect first step into a career in forensic psychology, or a great way to gain certification that reflects the experience you already have in the field. It will also look at the theoretical basis for criminal behaviour and how profiling can be used to prevent it.

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About This Course

If you are fascinated with the inner workings of the criminal mind or are interested in developing a career working in forensic science; then our Forensic Psychology Level 3 course can help you to delve into this fascinating world.

You can study this incredibly engaging course from the comfort of your own home, learning about the key psychological principles and theories used to understand criminal behaviour, as well as discover how criminal profiling can assist in detection of crimes.

In fact, you can take the knowledge and skills acquired over this one year course and use it to make a real difference to the criminal justice system.

All it takes is just 120 hours of study time to complete, and in no time at all you will have acquired a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge that will not only enable you to pursue further studies within psychology and forensic science, but will also become an incredible asset to your CV.

This impressive course has been exclusively designed for home study, meaning you can enrol onto this course and study at a pace that is right for you. No deadlines. No exams. No pressure.

You can mould your studies around your current work commitments and on your own terms achieve a qualification that can truly jump start your career.

Course Benefits

From understanding the role of forensic psychologists, to developing a deeper comprehension of the biological, psychological and criminological explanations surrounding criminal activity; during this 7 unit course you can truly get to grips with what will be expected of you should you choose to venture down this career route.

At every opportunity this course will seek to develop your theoretical knowledge; challenge your perspectives and shed light on theories surrounding risk factors and rape. In turn, your written assignments will allow you to take this understanding and witness their application within realistic scenarios.

This course will allow you to:

  • Receive your course materials by mail or by email – ensuring a stress free, convenient way to study
  • Study and complete your assignments at your own pace – no classes, no deadlines, no exams
  • Complete your studies from the comfort of your own home
  • Broaden your knowledge and skillset in forensic psychology
  • Improve your career prospects

Course Units

Unit 1: Introduction to Forensic Psychology

  • History of forensic psychology
  • Definitions of forensic psychology
  • The relationship between forensic psychology and the law
  • Roles of a forensic psychologist

Unit 2: Psychological Profiling of Offenders

  • Psychological profiling of offenders
  • Different approaches to profiling offenders
  • Using psychological profiling to help identify geographical locations of suspects

Unit 3: Case Study – Ted Bundy

  • An in-depth psychological profiling case study about Theodore Robert Cowell, also known as ‘Ted Bundy’

Unit 4: Child Abuse

  • Child abuse and its different definitions
  • How forensic psychology can be employed in relation to child abuse
  • The role of a forensic psychologist in evaluating child abuse victims and the others involved

Unit 5: Psychiatric Disorders as a Defence

  • Psychiatric conditions and developmental disorders
  • Different defences of psychiatric conditions

Unit 6: Police Investigations

  • How a forensic psychologist can support police investigations
  • Interviewing suspects and detecting deception
  • The role of eyewitness statements for investigations

Unit 7: Courtroom Psychology

  • Forensic psychology and the law
  • Applications of forensic psychology (before, during, and after court)
  • Applications of forensic psychology in the courtroom

Assessment

This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials and syllabus.

These will need to be submitted by mail or by email to your personal tutor, whose feedback and tips can be used to improve your overall grade.

No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is required to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for those who have got a natural interest in Forensic Psychology.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ) 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 National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications 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.

Support

We take pride in helping all of our students to achieve success, so whilst this course is designed for home study, you will never feel alone or isolated in your studies. From day one, you will be supplied with the continuous advice and guidance of our personal tutors who will endeavour to maximise your learning potential with the feedback they provide on your assignments.

Similarly, our student support team is only a click away, meaning if you ever need assistance with a question, your assignments or course materials; they will always be on available to answer your questions and give you a helping hand.

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 VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service 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 Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

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


All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to 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, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.


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).


There are no requirements to have completed any courses or have any knowledge of the subject area to enrol on the course. There is no application process and no questions asked when you sign up, it is accessible to anybody.


Your course will start as soon as you sign-up. You could start your journey of learning today!


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

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