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Science (Applied Forensic) BTEC at King's Oak Academy

Course description

How would you plan an investigation on a patient's blood sample? What is the difference between SOCO and a forensic scientist? Want to know the answers to these and more...

Course content

Year 1

Unit 1: Fundamentals Of Science. Practical skills and knowledge of techniques. 
Unit 2: Working in the Science Industry. Scientific workplace design of scientific laboratories & know about laboratory information management systems. 
Unit 4: Scientific Practical Techniques. Use analytical techniques & be able to use scientific techniques.

Year 2

You will be able to complete 3 optional units that will allow you to cover forensic elements of the course. The units available are varied but include criminal psychology, forensic photography, forensic evidence and collection analysis.


Entry requirements

Either Double Award Science 2x - C Grade or 2 x single sciences - C grades or BTEC Science Level2 – Merit.


Teacher marked and externally moderated.

Future opportunities


Foundation/BA/BSc degree in science related subjects; criminology; psychology or a wide range of disciplines.


Law enforcement; probation service; radiology; toxicology; teaching; nursing; midwifery; physiotherapy; paramedic; forensic analysis; pharmacy; forensic computing and many more.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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