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BTEC Applied Science (Forensic Science) at Connell Sixth Form College

Course description

Have you ever wondered how a crime scene is investigated? Or how road traffic accident investigators assess what has happened in an accident …

Course content

The qualification consists of studying nine units in the first year and nine units at the end of the second year.

The compulsory units are:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Scientific Practical Techniques.
  • Perceptions in Science
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science

The optional units include:

  • Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis
  • Using Science in the Workplace
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Medical Physics Techniques
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Forensic Fire Investigation
  • Traffic Accident Investigation

Additional Activities:

You will get the opportunity to visit the Forensic Science department at the University of Central Lancashire to investigate crime scenes and fire investigation scenes. At the end of the second year there is a period of work experience.

Entry requirements

To study the BTEC Applied Science programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade grade 4 or above, including Science, English and Maths.

Specification: Pearson, BTEC.

Length: This subject will take two years to complete.



Assessment is all coursework with no exam. You will build up a portfolio of assignments over the two year course; each assignment being graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

This course provides a basis for progression into higher education and degree courses such as Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Computing and Nursing.

Further information

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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: 19 October 2017
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