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Applied Science (Analytical and Forensic Science) Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course is ideal if you want to pursue a science-based career.

Course details


This course covers  a variety of science-based modules including criminal and forensic investigation. It provides you with the skills required to go on to higher education or pursue a career in the science field.

What's covered?

  • principles and applications of science
  • practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • science investigation skills
  • forensic investigation procedures in practice
  • criminal investigation procedures in practice
  • forensic anthropology and archaeology applications of criminal and forensic psychology
  • forensic photography
  • environmental forensics
  • forensic traffic collision investigation
  • physiology of human body systems
  • forensic genetics
  • maths and English

How will my work be assessed?

  • External assessment under examination conditions
  • Coursework, assignment tasks (written reports, graphs and posters, projects) and performance observation assessments

What can I do after this?

Higher education at university or college to study a forensic science degree.

  • Four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths, English and science, or
  • Applied Science Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade four/grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Open Event - Southend Campus

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Our Southend Campus is located next to Southend Central train station and offers A-level courses and an impressive range of vocational subjects in realistic work environments using cutting-edge technology.


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  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
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