Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Short Course, Hobby Course

Subject Area

Law & Criminology

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Home / Course / Criminology Part 1 – Introduction to Criminal Investigation

Who is this course for?

The course is for 19+ adult learners who have an interest in criminology, crime scene investigation and forensics. This is ideal for those either wanting to pursue a career in criminology or who may be advancing onto university to study a similar field. However, this course is also perfectly suitable for those who have a keen interest in criminology, via the media and television series/documentaries.

What do you need to apply for the course?

No previous qualifications are essential, although a Level 1/2 qualification in English would be recognised as being advantageous.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Learners will examine types of crimes, investigating the causes and reasons for different crimes. You will study techniques of investigations such as examining the roles played by the police and other agencies during major investigations, such as murder. The causes of death, investigating areas of natural and unnatural death, applied to real case examples, will be studied.

How you will learn

Learners will experience a blend of theoretical learning that is endorsed by practical application over a 10 week period. You will be asked to complete three written assessments and one practical assessment.

Where could this course take you?

Completion of this 10 week course would enable you to progress onto the ‘Crime Scene Investigation – Part 2’ and ‘Criminal Profiling – Part 3’ courses, for a reduced cost.

These Criminology short-courses could be of real benefit to your CV if you wish to pursue a career in criminology or who may be advancing onto university to study a similar field. It may even be a method of completing required Continuing Professional Development (CPD), if you are already practising as a criminology professional and/or student.

Alternatively, it may simply satisfy your intrigue and fascination, after all the concept of criminology is revealed to us all on a daily basis via the media.

What costs will you incur?

Course fee £199