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Forensic Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at West Cheshire College

Course description

Learn all you need to know about what it is really like to be a Crime Scene Investigator. Forensic analysis is used widely by the legal professions, the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service in the defence or prosecution of clients. You will gain a solid grounding in DNA technology, chemical analysis, microbiological techniques and genetics, as well as looking at the psychology behind criminal acts. The course opens up a range of career opportunities as a Forensic Scientist, Biomedical Scientist, and Medical Science Technician or in the fields of criminology and forensic psychology. You will develop the analytical, evaluative and technical skills to work within a wide range of scientific industries or to be able to progress to Higher Education. On the first year of the course you will be enrolled on the BTEC Fast-track Diploma and upon successful completion you may be able to progress to the second year of the BTEC Extended Diploma in Forensic Science.

Course content

You will gain a solid grounding in DNA technology, chemical analysis, microbiological techniques and genetics, as well as looking at the psychology behind criminal acts.

Entry requirements

Four GSCEs at grade C or above (including Maths and Science) or successful completion of a Level 2 programme, such as the Introduction to Applied Science course, including English and Level 2 maths.

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the programme.

Financial information

Your tutor will provide details of any course specific equipment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016
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