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Applied Science (Forensic Science) BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate at LeSoCo

Course description

This course provides you with an introduction to scientific investigative work of a forensic nature. Whilst the dominant subject theme throughout is scientific in nature, specialist and vocational units are also studied. These may cover topics such as forensic photography, criminological studies, psychology, forensic evidence collection and analysis and so on. The programme is supported by an enrichment programme that may include visits to a variety of laboratories, court buildings and public service establishments, along with the opportunity to engage with a number of guest speakers and regular lecturers from a variety of relevant specialist fields. The specific units studied during the first year of the course provide a comprehensive foundation of forensic knowledge, and include: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis; Fundamentals of Science; Working in the Science Industry; Criminal Psychology; Using Mathematical Tools in Science; and Forensic Photography.

Entry requirements

Four GSCEs (any subjects) at grades D-E (one of which must be a related subject) - or successful completion of a Level 1 substantial qualification in a related subject - plus an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability, a satisfactory reference, and a substantial qualification in a related subject.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, applications may be made to study a variety of undergraduate courses, on subjects like biological forensic science, physical forensic science, forensic investigation, criminal psychology and forensic psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact LeSoCo directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2016
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