NPA Criminology SCQF level 6

NPA Criminology SCQF level 6

This National Progression Award (NPA) allows learners to study criminology, including the complex nature of crime and the problems of measuring crime.

It develops an understanding of the criminal justice system and provides bite-sized chunks of learning that are straightforward for centres to adopt and for learners to study.

It covers areas such as the nature and extent of crime, and forensic psychology.

This qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

NPAs can be taught as a full-time course over one year or as a part-time course over two years.

NB The nature of criminology is challenging and includes sensitive topics such as domestic violence and sexual abuse. All centres need to consider the suitability of this course for their learners.

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Criminology is designed for a wide range of learners, including:

  • school leavers
  • adults returning to education
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes

The qualification is also suitable if you have an interest in criminology.

You will develop skills in evaluation and understanding the importance of evidence-based research.

You will also develop important skills in referencing and bibliography, goal setting and problem solving.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the school, college or training provider. However, if you are thinking of entering the SCQF level 6 award it is recommended that you should first have relevant units or qualifications at SCQF level 5.

Employment and progression

You could use this SCQF level 6 award to progress to a PDA in Criminology at SCQF level 7 or an HNC/HND in Social Sciences or a related area.

Qualification structure

Group award code: GR4E 46 (18 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 6

This National Progression Award consists of 1 mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and 2 optional units (12 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory unit is: J46Y 46 Criminology: Nature and Extent of Crime

See the group award specification (364 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GR4E 46 (18 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 6

This National Progression Award consists of 1 mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and 2 optional units (12 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory unit is: J46Y 46 Criminology: Nature and Extent of Crime

See the group award specification (364 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

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How to assess

Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. See the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

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