Level 3

Forensics and Criminal Investigation Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
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

  • Level 2 qualification or GCSEs x 4 at grade 4/C - one to be grade 4/C in Science and another 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 under 19s not in employment.

Important

Aged 18 as of 31st August 2022 and applying for Level 3 Extended Diploma?

Your application and enrolment will be for the one year Level 3 Diploma. If you wish to complete the full Extended Diploma you will need to apply for an (Advanced Learner Loan) to cover the tuition fees after successfully completing the Diploma.

For more information please contact our admissions team

email: admissions@southessex.ac.uk

What Next...

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