Criminology Level 5 QQI

  • Course overview

    Criminology course

        5 star reviews           'Really fascinating criminology course, which I did through cmi online live classes. The tutor Andrew is a practising barrister in the Criminal courts and was really excellent and an expert in his field.  '  Anne O'Brien - More Reviews

    The Criminology course is awarded by QQI and is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N2107.  This action packed 10 week part time course will 
    allow you to analyse crime causation and current legislation in relation to criminology. Learn the theory and practice of crime and punishment and how crime affects individuals and communities. 

    This fascinating world of Criminology is delivered by a practicing Barrister at the Criminal Courts of Ireland and an expert in Criminology. 

    This Certificate in Criminology course covers the scientific study of crime, including its causes, responses by law enforcement, penology, bio-criminology, feminist criminology and the study of crime detection.  You will learn the characteristics of a range of stakeholders associated with crime prevention to include Garda Siochana, the courts, the probation service, the director of public prosecutions and support services. 

    You will examine the key characteristics of a range of crimes to include violent, youth, white-collar, property, cyber, trans-national, organised crime and terrorism. Wider socio-economic factors, the role of the media, political agendas and the role of the community is explored.

    A range of initiatives established by communities, social services and law enforcement agencies aimed at combating drug use in Ireland is covered.

    An optional visit to the Criminal Courts of Ireland, can be arranged by the tutor either during or after the course. Graduates are attractive to employers from both inside and outside the criminal justice sector.

    A range of job opportunities include: Civil Service administrator, Community development worker, Member of an Garda Siochana, Crime Scene investigator, Prison officer, Probation officer, social worker, youth worker, Counsellor, Councillor, and legal secretary.
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    3 Assignments, 1 Exam

    Award:  Criminology QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N2107  (10 Weeks)
    Award Body:  QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

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  • Modules

    The areas covered are:

    1. Criminology - Learning Outcomes

      1. Learn the definitions of a crime, criminology and what does it involve, role of criminologist.
      2. Understand penology and different theories of criminology
      3. Outline the structure of the Criminal Justice System
      4. Understand the link between drug use and crime
      5. Examine sentencing and imprisonment
      6. Study of Gender and Crime; Feminist criminologist theory; Strain, Control and Biological theory
      7. Methods of recording crime, CSO and Media Statistics
      8. The Criminal Justice Act 1984 and The Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996
      9. Modern day phenomenon of white collar crime

    Career opportunities in  An Garda Siochana, Police Service of Northern Ireland and Metropolitan Police in the UK. Specialist roles in the Welfare Service, Forensic Science Laboratories, Psychologists/Counsellors/ Education progression to Ordinary level 7 Degrees in Law, Social work, Biological Sciences, Sociology.
  • Fees

    Online Live Classes

    Learn more about Online classes

    Online Course Fee is € 880.00 .
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place and the balance of fees are due before programme commencement.

    Balance of fees can be paid by clicking here 

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

     Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.

Course timetable

  • Online Live Classes

    • Start: Wednesday 9th February 2022 1 evening per week (18.30 -21.30 )
    • End: April 2022
    • Assigments: 3 Assignments 1 exam
    • Duration: 10 Weeks Live class online each week. 1 evening per week 18.30 -21.30 ( Wednesdays)
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Now Enrolling



Andrew McKeown BL, BA, MCL is a practising barrister, having studied in UCD, where he was awarded the Swift McNeill Scholarship. Andrew practises in criminal law, judicial review, and general civil and common law, with a special interest in mental health law. He previously assisted in the final examinations of student Gardaí at the Garda Training College. Andrew is a legal editor with Thomson Reuters Ireland and Round Hall Press, having edited leading legal books and journals, and Westlaw. He is the Managing Editor of the Irish Current Law Monthly Digest (ICLMD). Andrew lectures for CMI on the Advanced Diploma in Crime Scene Investigation & Forensic Science, and the Criminology course.


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