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Forensic Science-BTEC Subsidiary Diploma-60credits at Stoke Park School and Community Technology College

Course description

Forensic Sicence BTEC Level 3

Course content

This Level 3 BTEC qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, understanding and technical skills to prepare them for employment in a forensic laboratory or to continue their study in higher education.

Mandatory Core Units - 30 credits

Unit 1 - Fundamentals of Science

Unit 2 - Working in the Science Industry

Unit 3 - Scientific Practical Techniques

Optional Unitss - 30 credits

Unit 31 - CriminologyUnit 2 - Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

Unit 32 - Forensic Evidence Collection and Anaysis

Unit 34 - Criminal Psychology

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved 5 or more GCSE passes at grade C including English language. Also GCSE Core Science grade C AND Additional Science grade C or GCSE Core Science grade C and a Pass in BTEC Level 2 Applied Science


Each unit is assessed by a series of assignments and the production of a portfolio whihc is internally assessed to a grading scale of Pass, Merit Dinstiction or Distinction*.

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Future opportunities

This is of particular interest to students who have an interest in medical laboratory analysis, materials testing, forensic science analysis or progression to a related course at university.

Further information

Contact Head of Post 16

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Park School and Community Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 weeks to 104 weeks
  • Course code: 50067254/ra14
  • Number of planned places: 21