NPA (SCQF Level 6)


  • Social Sciences

Why take this course?

The course is suitable for all learners with an interest in developing their knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal behaviour, either to pursue study and career options related such as, Law, Legal Services, Police, Probation and Social work or to broaden their learning experience.

What you will experience

The course is made up of the following topic areas, Forensic Psychology which introduces the work of Forensic Psychologists in the Police, Courts and the Prison Estate. The candidate will develop an understanding of different psychological theories of criminal behaviour, including psychopathy. The candidate will also have the opportunity to explore extraordinary criminal behaviour. Crime in society and social issues will enable candidates to explain what constitutes a crime in Scotland and the main principles involved in the prosecution of crime and to explore the nature of crime and its effects on the individual and the community.