Access to Higher Education: Criminal Justice and Policing Level 3 Full-time (FPUB)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC297
Qualification Type Access to Higher Education
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which prepares students for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university and don’t have the necessary qualifications, then an Access to HE course could be for you. This course is for those interested in a career in the criminal justice, policing and forces industry.


Detailed course description:

  • Criminal law 
  • Offences against the person
  • Drugs offences
  • The powers of the police
  • Public order offences
  • Crime scene management
  • Police interviewing
  • Sexual offences
  • Offences against children
  • Traffic offences
  • Human rights
  • Criminology – offender profiling
  • HE study skills
  • Criminal justice system
  • Criminology – theories of crime

How will it be delivered?

Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your practical ability. You will also have time-constrained assignments, as well as oral presentations. Each individual unit and the full award are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Entry requirements

  • A keen interest and willingness to be involved in the criminal justice or policing industry
  • GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above. Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
  • You will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Services check

Your next steps...

On completion of this programme, you could apply for training in a career such as BA/BSc (Hons) or foundation degree within the Public Service sector. Students wishing to apply to university are advised to contact the relevant admissions tutor to access help for their application. Likewise students should check that the course is acceptable as an entry qualification for the degree programme they wish to enter.