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Criminal Psychology Diploma Level 4

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Criminal Psychology Diploma Level 4

decorative imageA criminal psychologist delves into the motivations behind criminal actions and the subsequent reactions following the commission of a crime.

Our Level 4 Diploma course in Criminal Psychology is a comprehensive course comprising 360 hours of study divided into 17 engaging and in-depth modules.

The online courses in criminal psychology that we offer provide a comprehensive exploration of criminal behaviour and its underlying psychological factors. They encompass various research methods, shedding light on how psychologists employ these techniques to comprehend the reasons individuals turn to criminal activities.

Criminal psychology plays a valuable role in various fields related to crime investigation and prosecution. Online criminal psychology courses also explore its potential in aiding the rehabilitation of convicted offenders. Additionally, you have the option to pursue this course with a handy study guide.

This customised qualification encompasses various areas, including:

  • Psychological, biological, sociological, and developmental theories of crime.
  • The impact of addiction on criminal behaviour.
  • Analysis of specific types of crimes such as sexual offenses, arson, stalking, serial murder, and terrorism.
  • The correlation between mental health and criminal behaviour.
  • The practice of offender profiling.

Moreover, there are numerous specialised and supplementary courses that can be taken alongside or after the successful completion of the foundational online criminal psychology courses.

Upon earning your Criminal Psychology Diploma, you have a multitude of avenues open to you:

  • This Level 4 diploma is highly esteemed and can unlock various career advancement opportunities.
  • Some students use it as a stepping stone for pursuing related degree programs.
  • Many graduates choose to further their education with additional courses in subjects like Forensic Psychology and related fields.

Throughout the Criminal Psychology Diploma course, you will undergo rigorous assessments, including essays completed after each section. Various activities will foster your organisational and critical thinking skills, enabling you to process information effectively.

Our course is benchmarked at Level 4 by NCFE, offering you the flexibility to study and research key topics at your own pace, at a time that suits your learning preferences.

Students have found this method of study to be engaging and successful. Why not become a part of our thriving community of online learners today?

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Suitability - Who should attend?

No previous knowledge or experience is required to study this Criminal Psychology course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

NCC has developed this qualification to meet the specific requirements of our learners. It has received accreditation from NCFE, confirming its high quality and rigorous standards. NCFE is a reputable awarding body recognised by the qualification regulators in England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales), and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). It's worth noting that this qualification is not a regulated qualification and does not carry national recognition.

Upon successfully completing the Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. This certificate provides tangible evidence of the knowledge and skills acquired during the qualification process. NCFE is responsible for accrediting this qualification, and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

Training Course Content

    • Module 1: Theories of Crime (I) – Psychological
    • Module 2: Theories of Crime (II) – Biological
    • Module 3: Theories of Crime (III) – Sociological
    • Module 4: Theories of Crime (IV) – Developmental
    • Module 5: Substance Misuse (Drugs, Alcohol & Crime)
    • Module 6: Violence & Violent Offences
    • Module 7: Sex Offences
    • Module 8: Arson
    • Module 9: Stalking
    • Module 10: Serial Murder
    • Module 11: Terrorism
    • Module 12: Mental Health & Crime
    • Module 13: Offender Profiling
    • Module 14: Geographic Profiling
    • Module 15: Police Interviewing – The Suspect & The Witness
    • Module 16: Detecting Deception (Lie Detection, Polygraph etc.)
    • Module 17: Eyewitness Testimony


Online Study

  • Pay in full: £485.00
  • Pay monthly: £38.00 /month (Exclusive for UK residents with £29 deposit and no credit check)

Paper Study

  • Pay in full: £525.00
  • Pay monthly: £41.33 /month (Exclusive for UK residents with £29 deposit and no credit check)

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17 Mar 2016
Really interesting course and great feedback

I am half way through my Criminal Psychology diploma (level 4) course and I have been very happy with it so far and would definitely recommend NCC because the course covers a gr...

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19 Jan 2016
Would definitely recommend NCC

I am halfway through my Criminal Psychology dip...

Ceri Tarr
13 Sep 2015
Had some worries at first but had great support

I found changing tutors mid year daunting, but ...

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