BTEC Criminology

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What is it like to study criminology at BCHS?

This BTEC course is a work intensive course and requires a lot of independent study as well as a lot of commitment. There will be mini-deadlines, a minimum of one a fortnight that you must meet.

Each unit within the qualification has an applied purpose which acts as a focus for the learning in the unit.  The applied purpose demands learning related to authentic case studies.  It also requires learners to consider how the use and application of their learning impacts on themselves, other individuals, employers, society and the environment. 

KS5 Subject overview


Changing Awareness of Crime

Criminological Theories



Crime Scene to Courtroom

Crime and Punishment


The applied purpose will also allow learners to learn in such a way that they develop:

  • skills required for independent learning and development
  • a range of generic and transferable skills
  • the ability to solve problems
  • the skills of project based research, development and presentation
  • the fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment
  • the ability to apply learning in vocational context


What careers does criminology support?

As a criminology graduate with critical thinking, analytical and communications skills, you're attractive to employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector.

Jobs directly related to Criminology include:

Jobs where your qualification would be useful include:


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