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Forensic Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Canterbury College Not

Course description

This course will develop your understanding of forensic science, and give you an insight into how it's used in the workplace. You'll learn about the three main areas of science, but the course focuses more on biology and chemistry. The qualification is equivalent to three A-Levels.

Course content

You'll learn about: scientific investigation techniques; using mathematical tools in science; forensic and criminal psychology; criminology; road traffic investigations; genetics and genetic engineering; human physiology; and microbiology. You will also learn functional skills. You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and practical exercises, and will take part in independent research study.

Entry requirements

You will need: five GCSEs at grade A*- C (including English, Maths & preferably Science at grades BB) or Level 2 Extended Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science at Distinction grade (with Maths & English at grade C or above).


You will do a mix of practical coursework, presentations and assignments, and put together a portfolio of your work.

Future opportunities

This can lead to a science-related job or a Higher Education (degree-level) course in forensic science, forensic pathology, criminology, toxicology and psychology. It will also open up a wide range of job opportunities, such as joining the police. Whilst the main focus of your progression will be to different branches of forensic science, you can also go on to specialise in other areas of science.

Further information

You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge through trips to crown court. There may also be the opportunity to join a Science Conference with the Royal Institute held at Disneyland Paris.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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