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Applied Science (Analytical and Forensic Science) Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in forensic science and its related areas. You will study units such as the fundamentals of science, criminology, forensic evidence collection and analysis, working in the science industry, scientific investigations, scientific practical techniques, perceptions of science and using mathematical tools in science.

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Entry requirements

  • principles and applications of science
  • practical scientic procedures and techniques
  • science investigation skills
  • laboratory techniques and their application
  • investigative project
  • contemporary issues in science
  • genetics and genetic engineering
  • forensic evidence, collection and analysis
  • forensic fire investigation
  • forensic trafic accident investigation
  • physiology of human body systems
  • diseases and infection
  • using mathematical tools in science
  • maths and English


  • two GCSEs at grade C or above including science, in addition to English and maths at grade four or above, or
  • four GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths, English and science, or
  • Applied Science Level 2 Extended Certicate, English and maths at grade four or above, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Financial information

  • external assessment under examination conditions
  • coursework, assignment tasks (written reports, graphs and posters, projects) and performance observation assessments

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • higher education at university or college to study a forensic science degree

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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