Criminology Advanced Diploma Level 4


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Level 4 Advanced Diploma


240 Hours

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 Enrolment Fee £525.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of Criminology so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

The aim of the Criminology Advanced Diploma course is to familiarise learners with criminology as an area of study that tries to address the questions raised and to explore many key debates that exist within criminology. This includes examining theoretical debates about the causes of crime and criminal behaviour and both historical and contemporary ideas about how to deal with crime. The course looks at persistent crime problems – such as youth crime, drugs, violence, and anti-social behaviour – and how they have been dealt with. Its aim is to develop an understanding of controversies that surround the causes of crime and criminal behaviour, and consider how theoretical and practical ideas concerning crime lead to crime and criminal justice policy. 

This is a level 4 course, providing the essential knowledge of the principles of criminology and the study of crime and justice. In addition to providing knowledge and understanding of the core principles of criminology, the course also encourages progression by helping learners to acquire the skills and knowledge required for further study of specialist crime and justice topics at level 4. 

You may already hold firm views about crime and criminal behaviour, although the course does not assume that you have any recent or previous experience of studying crime. While the aim of this course is not necessarily to challenge your existing views, it may introduce you to new ways of looking at crime problems and debates taking place around crime and criminal behaviour. By studying criminology, you will develop a new language designed to cope with the study of crime and criminal behaviour and you will also gain a greater understanding of crime problems in contemporary Britain.

Previous Knowledge Required

No previous knowledge required, however this course can be studied as a progression route from our current Level 3 Criminology Diploma. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

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Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Paper £440.00 Nil £440.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £295.00 £57.50 X 4 months £525.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £195.00 £110.00 X 3 months £525.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
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Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Criminology
  • Module 2: The UK Criminal Justice System
  • Module 3: Crime Data and Criminal Statistics
  • Module 4: Theories of Crime 1: Individuals and Crime
  • Module 5: Police and Policing
  • Module 6: Crime Prevention
  • Module 7: Victims and Victimisation
  • Module 8: The Courts and Sentencing
  • Module 9: Prisons and Probation
  • Module 10: Theories of Crime 2: Society and Crime
  • Module 11: Inequality and Crime
  • Module 12: Youth Crime
  • Module 13: Drugs and Crime
  • Module 14: Corporate Crime
  • Module 15: Transnational and Organised Crime
  • Module 16: Environmental Crime
  • Module 17: Cyber Crime
  • Module 18: Sexual Offences and Violent Crime
  • Module 19: Criminal Profiling
  • Module 20 Crime and the Media
Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


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