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Science (Forensic) - BTEC Extended National Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic) (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is designed to give students a recognised qualification providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required for higher education or employment in a scientific environment.
The course is equivalent to three full A Levels and contain a large amount of practical work.
The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a one year diploma instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

Course content

• Fundamentals of science
• Working in the science industry
• Scientific practical techniques
• Using mathematical tools in science
• Physiology of human body systems
• Microbiological techniques
• Practical chemical analysis
• Criminal psychology
• Criminal investigation procedures
• Biomedical science techniques
• Genetics and genetic engineering
• Scientific investigations
• The living body

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and double or triple Science. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ/VRQ Level 2 or progression from 1 year Diploma in Applied Science.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

After completing this course the next step is to eneter Higher Education or employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: LSCL3SCFM1


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      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.