Forensic Psychology Diploma Online - Level 3

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Course Code : PI222A
Format : Online
Accreditation : NCFE
Suggested Duration : 200 Hours
Level : 3

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Course Description

Forensic Psychology Diploma - Level 3 NCFE (Online)

This is the online version of our Forensic Psychology course. If you wish to purchase our paper version, please click here.

Forensic Psychologists are involved in the application of psychology to the criminal justice system, and also with the understanding of the processes that are linked to the behaviour of criminals. They are often known as criminal psychologists. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and also profiling. Forensic psychology can also be linked to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour. 

Such psychologists work with prisoners and offenders and also other professionals involved in the judicial system. This programme will guide learners through a research perspective to forensic psychology. It will start by looking at a brief introduction to methodologies, then progress on to a basic introduction to the statistics. 

The Forensic Psychology course will then investigate the psychology of violent crime. This will provide learners with the opportunity to conduct their own individual research into the links between a mental disorder and violent crime. 

Students will also gain a brief insight into serial murder, and the range of factors that have been highlighted at contributing to the development of a serial killer. 

The learner will have the opportunity to explore three serial killers and to create and produce a report (approximately 500 words) which will investigate the relationship of serial killers to the urban myths, that are highlighted by Federal Bureau of Investigation, and which they believe obstructs the investigation of murder.

The Forensic Psychology programme will then continue to explore the connections between substance abuse, violent crime, acquisitive crime, mental disorder and the governmental responses to substance abuse. 

Learners will then go on to gather their own research to demonstrate how an intervention programme in their local area is supporting the success of the Government Drug Strategy. 

You will investigate a range of different aspects of the distressing crime of child abuse and then conduct research into child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. 

Students are required to write a report (approximately 500 words) using the knowledge gained throughout the course and from completing their own research, from the media responses, and also government departments and also the Roman Catholic Church. Learners will write about the level of effectiveness from the responses provided.

You will also be required to provide methods, in which academic research may assist in producing an understanding of how crime can occur over a period of time.

Learners will then go on to an examination of criminal responsibility and psychiatric defences in the courtroom. Learners are required to conduct and produce their own research into the trial of Peter Sutcliffe and also the Yorkshire Ripper murders. You will then need to complete a written assignment of around 500 words. This report will examine the jury’s findings regarding Sutcliffe, and also discuss the evidence produced that displays that Sutcliffe was insane.

On successful completion of the modules, you will continue to investigate some mental disorders that have been put forward as a defence in trials. These include Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and also Dissociative Amnesia. 

The Forensic Psychology programme will then provide learners with a brief investigation of eye witness testimony and also the evidence of children. You will strengthen your knowledge through completing your own individual research. 

On purchasing this course, we strive to provide you with the best possible deal available. The cost of the course will cover the registration fee, certification fee, and also tutor support.


No Previous Knowledge Required

There is no previous learning knowledge and experience needed to enrol on to this course.


Course Modules

  • Module 1: Introducing Research Methods

  • Module 2: Introducing Basic Statistics

  • Module 3: Psychology and Violent Crime

  • Module 4: Serial Killers

  • Module 5: Crime and Substance Abuse

  • Module 6: Child Abuse

  • Module 7: The Evidence of Children

  • Module 8: Criminal Responsibility and Psychiatric Defences

  • Module 9: Mental Disorder as a Defence

  • Module 10: Eyewitness testimony

  • Module 11: Psychology in a Correctional Setting

  • Module 12: Psychology and Police Selection, Recruitment and Training

  • Module 13: Police Stress


12 Months Tutor Support

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, throughout the duration of the course (via mail or email). Learner will also be able to access our student help desk who are available to answer any other queries you may have.



In order to successfully complete our Forensic Psychology course, you will be required to complete a range of research based learning activities and exercises at the end of each module (such work will count as 70% of the final grade). 

The final module will require learners to produce a research proposal, which is based on activities that are carried out throughout the Forensic Psychology course. Learners will have to plan, conduct and also report on the project. 

The report will be around 5,000 words (15 x A4 typed pages of 1.5 spacing). This research report will count for 30% of the final grade.


Awarding Organisation

This programme has been approved under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited, which has been accredited as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to provide recognition to courses. Accreditation from NCFE is seen as a guarantee of high quality. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate. The learning outcomes of this course have been measured and benchmarked using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors. This will enable learners to look at the level of achievement involved and also the difficulty of the course.


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