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Advanced Criminology Level 4 Course

Oplex Careers


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£19 inc VAT (was £39)
Offer ends 30 November 2023
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
6 CPD hours / points

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The online Advanced Criminology Course from Oplex Careers has been designed to provide learners with further understanding into the skills underlying principles working in Criminology and the developments in this field.


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Course Description

The online Advanced Criminology Course will further discuss the principles underlying criminology and what to expect when working in this field. This course will provide a great insight into the field of criminology, the history and developments in this field, and the main types of work that one might do in this field.

Course Syllabus

The Advanced Criminology Course is split into the following modules:

  • Scope of criminology
  • Development of criminology
  • Theories of causation of crime
  • Multiple factor approach
  • The typologies and measurement of crime
  • Organised/organisational crime
  • Victims, victimizations, victimology and restorative justice
  • Correctional administration and treatment of criminals
  • Treatment of young offenders
  • Imprisonment
  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Advanced Criminology Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Advanced Criminology Course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Advanced Criminology Course.

Course Duration

The online Advanced Criminology Course requires 90 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Advanced Criminology Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Advanced Criminology Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Advanced Criminology Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


Our courses are ideal for beginners and those interested in the subject.

Career path

  • Enhance your employment opportunities
  • Improve career satisfaction
  • Track prior learning
  • Show you are up-to-date with the requirements of your job
  • Contribute to your CV
  • Lead to further education
  • Demonstrate your commitment and value within your organisation
  • Prepare you for promotion

Upon finishing the course your certificate will contain the recognised CPD mark from Oplex Careers.

Questions and answers

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Pastor Mercy asked:

Hello, I would like to know if this Course Certificate will be recognised and acceptable to gain admission to the University. Thanks!


Hi, Thanks for getting in touch. The Advanced Criminology course is CPD Accredited and is recognised as professional development training by employers across the UK. This is used by our students to help with job applications and to move forward into further training / wualifications that may be required. I hope this helps and if there is anything else, please feel free to get back in touch. Regards, Helpdesk

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Shola asked:

What is the equivalent of level 4, I want to know if it will be accepted for University admission?


Hi Shola, our level 4 courses will have a learning standard similar to that of a Diploma course.

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Timothy Kimola asked:

Do you accept tuition fee payment through 'Western Union Money Transfer' which I feel comfortable, confident and convenient for me to make?


Hey there! We accept debit, credit cards and PayPal. Hope this helps. Thanks

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Adams asked:

How many hours is recommended for this course


Hi, the recommended hours for this course is 90 hours, however this is just a guideline.

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Mick asked:

Hi Is there an assessment after each section or one exam at the end of all the sections


Hey there! There is a short End of Module test following each chapter, then a Final Assessment at the end of your course. Hope this helps. Thanks

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.