Health Sciences and Social Care

Level 3 Extended Diploma Forensic and Criminal Investigation
Course Title
Level 3 Extended Diploma Forensic and Criminal Investigation
Course Code
C003202
Mode of Study
FULL TIME
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs (A*-C/9-4), including English, maths and double science or a relevant Level 2 Diploma.
Leads on to
You’ll be all set for higher education, with an Extended Science Degree or an Honours programme at university. You may also be able to find entry-level employment in a laboratory or science-related industry. For more information visit the National Careers Service to find out information about earning potential and career pathways.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is your next step towards working in the fields of science or criminology, providing you with the key skills and knowledge required for a rewarding, professional career. You'll need to be methodical, meticulous and ready to accept new challenges. As well as learning many new skills you'll find that your communication skills develop. Professional presentation is a vital skill for any forensic scientist. Learning how to assemble and process data while being articulate about your findings will be central to your learning with us. Key subject areas include: Principles and Applications of Science - understand the key science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques - be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration, chromatography, calorimetry and laboratory safety, which are relevant to the chemical and life science industries Science Investigation Skills - understand the stages involved and the skills needed in planning a scientific investigation: how to record, interpret, draw scientific conclusions and evaluate Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice - develop techniques in collecting, analysing and reporting chemical, physical and biological evidence during forensic investigations Applications of Criminology Criminal Investigation Procedures in Practice - develop techniques in collecting, analysing and reporting chemical, physical and biological evidence during forensic investigations Applications of Criminal and Forensic Psychology