Exam Board: WJEC

This is a BTEC Level 3 qualification but the equivalent to an A-level.

Unit 1

In Changing Awareness of Crime, learners develop an understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported. Knowing about the wide range of different crimes, the reasons people have for not reporting such crimes provides an understanding of the complexity of behaviours and the social implications of such crimes and criminality.

Unit 2

Criminological Theories enables learners to gain an understanding of why people commit crime, drawing on what they have learned in Unit 1. Learners explore the difference between criminal behaviour and deviance and the psychological and sociological theories behind why people commit crime.

Unit 3

In Crime scene to Court Room learners will develop the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases. This gives learners a clearer insight into what happens once a crime is detected and the process that leads to either a guilty or non-guilty verdict.

Unit 4

In Crime and punishment learners develop skills in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the process of social control in delivering policy in practice. Through this unit learners will learn about the criminal justice system in England and Wales and how it operates to achieve social control.


50% controlled assessment

50% examination


Our general entry requirements are that you will need a minimum of five Grade 5s or above in your GCSEs to study A-Levels including Maths & English