Forensic Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology
You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award.
The course covers a wide range of subjects:
- Fundamentals of Science
- Working in a Science Based Industry
- Practical Laboratory Skills
- Maths for Scientists
- Statistics for Scientists
- Practical Science Investigation
- Perceptions of Science
- Human Physiology
- Forensic Evidence Collection
- Criminal Psychology
- Criminal Investigation Procedures
- Forensic Psychology
- Forensic Fire Investigation
- Informatics in Forensics
- Traffic Investigations
- Criminal Investigation Practice
There may be an opportunity to undertake additional qualifications built into the course that will be assessed by continuous assessment, a completed portfolio or an end test.
5 GCSEs grade A*- C including English, Maths and Science or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit level or above.
The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.
If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.
This course is a recognised route into Higher Education; many students progress to a degree course. Employment opportunities range from a science-based environment to police or court services.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.