Criminology and Criminal Justice Degrees


Certificate of Continuing Education in Criminology and Criminal Justice course


Location: Online
Qualification: CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: June 2016
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice course

Our certificate in criminal justice programme is taught part-time and is a nationally recognised qualification. It is the equivalent of half of a first-year of undergraduate study and is open to anyone with an interest in criminal justice. The programme is broad-based and aims to equip students with an understanding of the rapidly changing criminal justice environment. The course focuses on national, legal and policy issues facing the criminal justice system and it introduces students to the problems facing policy-makers and practitioners. Students explore broad criminological issues such as theory, research, crime prevention, punishment and rehabilitation.

Why study this subject?

A Certificate of Continuing Education (CertCE) is the basic qualification that can be gained in higher education and it shows that you are capable of studying successfully at university level. It will also equip you with a range of skills and knowledge useful for a career within a criminal justice setting or may enhance your existing knowledge if you already work in the sector. You will gain understanding of crime and social and personal factors; develop critical thinking; and become confident in considering and reflecting upon sociological, legal and criminological theories. You will also gain skills in research, time management and written communication, which are readily transferrable to the world of work.

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Location: Online
Qualification: CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: June 2016
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits.

Level 4 modules:

Upon completion of your CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Bachelors degree (360 credits).


* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.


Location: Online
Qualification: CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: June 2016
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

Studying online offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

All of our online undergraduate courses have an indicative study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies.

It is possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You are supported throughout your criminology and criminal justice course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Criminology and criminal justice assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser;
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Location: Online
Qualification: CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: June 2016
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a degree. You can enhance both your education and career with a degree from a top UK university regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

This course provides students with underpinning knowledge for a career in the criminal justice sector and may also confirm your competence if you are already working within the sector as part of your continuing professional development. By demonstrating that you have the skills to study at university level you could also go on to complete a full degree programme and the credits gained on this programme can be used towards the first year of a degree programme of a similar nature.

Location: Online
Qualification: CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: June 2016
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Entry requirements

We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice course.

You will be allowed to start the Criminology and Criminal Justice course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0.

21 day money back guarantee

You may be eligible for a government-backed tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice course. If you do not progress after the first 21 days, your loan will not be activated and you won’t be charged. If you have paid for the course yourself you will receive a full refund.

Location: Online
Qualification: CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: June 2016
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Apply now to study the CertCE in Criminology and Criminal Justice online

You can apply to study for the CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice by downloading our online digital application form here.

If you need any more information about our courses, or you have any other queries, please contact our admissions team.

Applying for the CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice


Applying for the CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice does not have to be a time consuming process. Our online application section provides you with advice and guidance on the application process and procedures.