Certificate in Forensic Psychology at QLS Level 3

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Overview Are you fascinated by criminal psychology? Forensic Psychology delves deep into criminal thinking and behaviour. It is like unraveling …


Are you fascinated by criminal psychology?

Forensic Psychology delves deep into criminal thinking and behaviour. It is like unraveling a mystery surrounded by incredible facts and theories. If you have a personal interest in forensic behaviour, this course is perfect for you.

The Certificate in Forensic Psychology at QLS Level 3 course is designed for individuals to understand all about psychopaths and their behaviour patterns, how eyewitness accounts are not always accurate and how you must remain objective when conducting forensic analysis, from start to finish.

The Certificate in Forensic Psychology at QLS Level 3 course is comprehensive and will cover topics on what to look for in offenders, their personal attributes and theories. You will also learn what offender profiling is and how rehabilitation is possible with some offenders but not others. The course will also explain reasoning and motivational factors behind criminal minds and what drives these people to commit crimes of a heinous nature including violent and sexual offenses.

The course will help enhance your knowledge and expertise on forensic psychology and develop your understanding on criminology. You will learn the fundamentals of forensic psychology including how to interview an offender, eyewitness memory, interrogation and confessions and causes behind criminal behaviour.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

  • Course Outline
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Why consider learning at Study 365?
  • Course Benefits
  • Course Duration
  • Entry Requirements
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Qualification Title: Certificate in Forensic Psychology at QLS Level 3
  • Qualification Type: Level 3 Certificate
  • Endorsement Status: Quality Licence Scheme
  • Course Duration: Self-paced (module availability: 365 days)
  • Guided Learning Hours: 03
  • Availability: International
  • Understand the core issues and theories of forensic psychology
  • Learn about the behaviour patterns of criminals
  • Learn how to work with offenders
  • Give you valuable insight into the psychology of criminal behaviour
  • Learn about the competency to stand trail, custody agreements and guardianship

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Support by email, phone and live chat
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for TOTUM discount card

You have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

  • You must be over the age of 16 and have a basic understanding of Maths, English and ICT
  • The course is for learners who have an interest in criminal psychology
  • Individuals who have basic background in criminal psychology will find this course highly useful
  • The course is also suitable for individuals who want to expand their skills and knowledge in forensic psychology

At the end of the course you will be required to take a multiple choice question assessment test. The multiple choice question assessment will be automatically marked with learners receiving an instant grade.

Successful candidates will be awarded a Certificate in Forensic Psychology at QLS Level 3. These are printed on high grade paper embossed with official Study365 or Quality Licence Scheme. It is delivered right to your place in a hard back envelope to keep it in pristine condition.

Option 1 -Quality Licence Scheme

At the Completion of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course) for only £49.

Option 2 -CPD Certificate

Successful learners will receive an Endorsed CPD Accredited Certificate for only £29.

Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Quality Licence Scheme combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, Quality Licence Scheme also offers qualifications for all ages and abilities all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Once you successfully complete Certificate in Forensic Psychology at QLS Level 3 you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychologist


Course Curriculum

Forensic Psychology: Promo 00:00:00
1: Introduction
About the Course and your Tutor **forenc 00:00:00
History of Development of Forensic Psychology 00:00:00
2: Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Research Design and Methodology 00:00:00
Critical Evaluation of Psychological Research 00:00:00
3: Theories of offending
Introduction to Theories of Offending 00:00:00
Theories of Sexual Offending 00:00:00
Theories of violent offending 00:00:00
Theories of fire-setting behaviour 00:00:00
4: Personal Attributes of Offenders
Personal Characteristics of Offenders 00:00:00
Personality Disordered Offenders 00:00:00
Psychopathic Offenders 00:00:00
Mental Illness and Offending 00:00:00
5: Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations
An Introduction to Offender Profiling 00:00:00
Approaches to Offender Profiling 00:00:00
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling 00:00:00
6: Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom
Eye-witness Testimony 00:00:00
Expert Witness Testimony 00:00:00
Attitudes towards Victims 00:00:00
7: Forensic Psychology in Practice
“What Works” Literature in Reducing Re-offending 00:00:00
Interventions to Reduce Risk of Re-offending 00:00:00
Incident Management (Crisis Negotiation) 00:00:00
Thank you and Good Bye! 00:00:00
Additional Materials
Forensic Psychology Introduction
Personal Characteristics of Offenders
Theories of Criminal Behaviour (Offending)
Mock Exam
Mock Exam: Certificate in Forensic Psychology in Level 3 00:40:00
Final Exam
Final Exam: Certificate in Forensic Psychology in Level 3 00:40:00

Students feedback


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    Aleksandra Laczynska

    September 13, 2021

    A good informative course, well presented. It was very effective and therefore I would definitely be interested in attending other classes in the same format Thank you.

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    Lyndsay Turner

    April 17, 2020
    Certificate in Forensic Psychology Level 3

    Interesting course, very enjoyable


    April 12, 2020
    Great Course!

    This course had a lot of very interesting information. I thoroughly enjoyed.


    April 06, 2020

    Good course with varied content


    April 06, 2020

    Interesting course!


    April 03, 2020
    Very interesting

    Easy to use and learn, a lot of interesting information. Lectures are engaging and not too long or too short. I enjoyed it a lot!

    March 27, 2020
    Amazing :)

    I started this course with a keen interest in Forensic Psychology after getting a degree in Forensic Science and I was not disappointed, the lectures were extremely detailed and very easy to follow. The course is split into units, and well thought out. Thank you!

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    Sue Rao

    March 14, 2020
    Very intersting and enjoyable -thank you

    Really enjoyed this course, thank you.

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    Scarlett Lewis

    January 20, 2020
    Quick registration process

    I was recommended this course by a colleague who had also taken it a few months ago, and I’m pleased that I decided to register with them. The entire process was simple and straightforward. The content was focused on forensic psychology and did a great job of providing lengthy explanations that were well though out.

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    Quinn Chapman

    January 20, 2020
    Solid content

    The course contained solid information on the subject matter which I found extremely helpful in my role as a psychologist. The modules were in-depth and explored what goes on in a criminal’s mind and their reasoning behind it. The training was intriguing and captured my attention from beginning to end.

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    Amara Moore

    January 20, 2020
    Complete with facts

    The course was factual and contained a wealth of information. It was comprehensive and broadened my understanding of offenders, theories and personal attributes. I learned about offender profiling, reasoning of criminal minds and a complete understanding of criminology. If anyone is interested in this area, this is a fantastic course to start off with.

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    Noah Stevens

    January 20, 2020
    Helpful all around

    I was helped right from the start until I completed the course at Study365. This gave me the confidence to ensure that I learned everything I was supposed to and gain this qualification which I hope to use in a field that is edgy and complex. I love the challenge that comes with forensic psychology.

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    Lorenzo Macdonald

    January 20, 2020
    Great value course

    The course was of great value for someone like me who is fascinated by forensic psychology. It was like being surrounded by a mystery. The course is designed to understand more about psychopaths and their behaviour, and how it is important to remain objective from start to finish I learned so much through this course that I plan to take more courses in this area

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