What career opportunities can this lead to?
Criminologists work in a range of social welfare posts, such as mental health support and drug rehabilitation, housing (as Housing Officers or in outreach support roles), Homelessness Officers, and in refugee and victim support/counselling. Major employers include central and local Government, the police and prison services, the court services, security services, and other non-profit-making organisations, including the NHS, educational institutions and charities that work with young offenders or victims of crime. Opportunities also exist in the private sector, for example in private security and in law practices.
By studying Level 3 Criminology, you will gain the required knowledge to be able to consider employment within a range of aspects of the criminal justice sector e.g. Probation Service, or use the qualification to support access to higher/further education courses e.g. Criminology, Criminal Justice and Law. Jobs directly related to criminology students include Community Development Worker, Immigration Officer, Police Officer, Prison Officer, Probation Officer, Social Worker and Youth worker.
A significant proportion of recruitment in this sector is at graduate level and the WJEC Level 3 Qualifications in Criminology provides a route, when supported by other Level 3 qualifications, into a variety of specialist Higher Education courses. It is expected to be accredited UCAS points for 2017/18, however, already a vast range of universities have submitted letters of support which confirm they agreed to accept this qualification as a part of ''a learner's portfolio'' for entry onto Criminology or related degree courses. This includes: Winchester University, Portsmouth University, Southampton Solent University, Durham University, University of Wales, Aberystwyth University, University of Wales, University of South Wales, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Glamorgan, Glyndwr University, Sunderland University, Northumbria University, The University of Nottingham and Teesside University (i.e. they will accept it as one A-level'' equivalent).