Level 3

Forensics and Criminal Investigation Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level 2 qualification or GCSEs x 4 at grade 4/C -  one to be grade 4/C in ENGLISH OR MATHS dependent on vocational subject to be studied
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • 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
  • Environmental forensics
  • Forensic traffic collision investigation
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Forensic genetics
  • Maths and English

Assessment & Feedback

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

Course Cost

School Leavers, full time: FREE

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment.

What Next...

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