University of Worcester

We work in partnership with the University of Worcester and have developed two qualifications for those who are either already in, or are interested in, a career in the criminal justice sector.

Post Graduate Certificate Enhancing Professional Practice: Working with Offenders

This is a professional development programme for practitioners working with offenders - including those in probation, prison service and youth justice (and may also include thise in third sector and voluntary organisations).  The programme aims to up-skill practitioners through post graduate study, enabling them to advance their careers, achieve high levels of performance and enhance ethical decision making in relation to the priority areas identified by the CRC including:

  • Assessment of individual's mental health and well being
  • Promoting social justice
  • Safeguarding individuals at risk of harm in the context of domestic abuse

The programme will be studied through intensive block periods normally over weekends per semester, one module per semester for three semesters. The teaching periods will be supported through electronic communication and the personal academic tutoring system. The three inter-disciplinary modules studied are:

  • The psychology of mental health
  • Safeguarding adults, children and young people in the context of domestic abuse
  • Managing diversity

 Read more and find out how to apply for the Post Graduate Certificate


Applied Criminology BA (Hons)

If you are interested in criminology and criminal justice and wish to develop a career in the justice sector, (public, private or third sector) then this applied course will introduce you to the theory, policy and working practices of the criminal justice system.

Placements will take place in a number of sectors, including the Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company.

Following the National Occupational Standards/Skills for Justice you will be introduced to the social and political frameworks of practice, research within the field, and study themes such as social problems, responding to crime, reducing and addressing offending behaviour, substance misuse, and domestic violence, and in addition gain a sound understanding of the legislative framework.

A student focused approach fosters the development of essential sector skills such as communication, reflection, research and professional reflexivity.

Read more and find out how to apply for the Applied Criminology BA (Hons)

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