Criminology Course

Diploma in Criminology FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Course costs

Does the cost for the course include everything I need? Or are there any extra fees?

There are no other costs or fees.

How could I get my money back if I don't like the course?

Just return the course in good condition within 60 days of receiving it, and we'll send you a full refund.

Course duration

How long does it usually take to complete the course?

Many students complete the course in five months. But you can do it as quickly or slowly as you want. That's one advantage of distance learning.

Do I need to finish the course within a certain time?

You can take as long as you want. Unlike other organisations, we don't set any time limits.

What does the course cost?

You can find the cost of the course by clicking here.

I live in the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Borneo etc. Is the course suitable for me?

Yes. We have students in 28 countries.

How can I contact the Blackford Centre?

You can phone a course advisor at the Blackford Centre at any time during work hours. If you leave a message out of work hours we'll call you back the next day. You can contact course advisors as often as you want. So you'll never get stuck.

Is the course accredited?

We expect the course to be accredited at Level 3 by ABC Awards, an awarding body recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

When can I do the course?

Can I start the course at any time?

Yes.

Where can I study the course?

Is the course all from home, or do I have to go to a test centre?

It's all from home

How can I be sure that you're legitimate, and that you won't disappear with my money?

Here are some answers we hope will reassure you.

  • We've been in operation since 1995; so we're very established.

  • We publish our physical address at the bottom of each page - and you are welcome to visit us.

  • We're audited by ABC twice a year (you can phone them to verify they do that).

  • You can read the Reviews of our students on the web site.

  • You can ask us for the contact details of former students who will talk to you about their experiences.

  • We publish an Ethical statement here.

  • We're registered at Companies House: registration number 352 4886 Our Licence number granted by the Office of Fair Trading under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 is 606843.

  • Our VAT number is 729 1528 23

  • Our Licence number granted by the Office of Fair Trading under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 is 606843.
  • Our bank is NatWest, 7 High Street, Wells, Somerset (we have money in the bank and no loans or overdraft).

  • We're registered with the UK government's Register of Learning Providers (www.ukrlp.co.uk); Number 10009490.

And finally, we love what we do; and we wouldn't do anything to jeopardise it.