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Forensic Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Hull College Group

Course description

A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based in realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. 

As well as learning about the theories behind forensic investigation, you develop the skills you need to start a career.

The course is designed to give you a detailed understanding of Forensic Science and the Application of Science to real situations in the workplace. 

Course content

During the 2 years you will study a wide range of units, including:

• Crime Scene Investigation
• Chemical Analysis
• Practical Laboratory Techniques
• Human Physiology
• Science in the Workplace

Entry requirements

You will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above and includng English, Maths, Science and Additional Science (or single sciences/BTEC Level 2 Science at Merit), suitable academic reference and an initial assessment.


The Diploma units are assessed through assignments and projects.  Each unit is graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction and at the end of the course an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 extended Diploma carries the equivalent UCAS points of 3 A-levels in Applied Science (a maximum of 420 UCAS points), which on completion allows you to choose whether to get a job straight away or go to University first.

BTEC Diplomas are particularly value by employers due to the way in which the application of science is studied.

If you want to get a job straight away you could work in:

• a forensic laboratory
• a hospital laboratory
• a research laboratory
• a laboratory in a school, college or university

Alternatively you could follow a path to higher education at a university or college studying forensics, specialising in your particular area of interest.

Further information

Classes are available at the Queen’s Gardens site.  The college has large, well-equipped library facilities open to all students and include access to computers, CD-ROMs, Internet, videos, periodicals etc.  There are also resource bases in many areas, which are available to all students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hull College Group directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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