Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
If you would like to study Policing or Criminology at university but left school without the qualifications you need, then this Access to HE course could be for you. Each year, over 20,000 Access to HE students apply for a degree course at a UK university; if you go onto complete a relevant degree at university, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off by Student Finance England.
This course will help you get the qualifications you need to study policing or criminology, or a related course, at university. The qualification will provide you with a broad understanding of crime and the criminal justice system, whilst also addressing the psychological techniques used by investigators to assist in the detection of crime. The Policing Education Framework 2020 includes a need for new applicants to have a Foundation Degree and you will require a Level 3 qualification, such as this Access to HE Diploma, in order to access the Foundation Degree.
You will also have a personal tutor who will support you during the year and who will advise you on your applications to higher education institutions.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
This course is assessed through coursework assignments, tests and examinations throughout the course, which are set and marked by your teachers and externally moderated by OCN London.
Assessment is continuous over the whole year and is based on a number of set pieces of work such as essays, projects, presentations and tests.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Once you have completed your Access to HE course, you can progress to a Higher Education degree at a university or college.
You should check requirements for specific degree courses - different Higher Education institutions may have different entry requirements for similar courses.