Learn all you need to know about what it is really like to be a Crime Scene Investigator. Forensic analysis is used widely by the legal professions, the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service in the defence or prosecution of clients. You will gain a solid grounding in DNA technology, chemical analysis, microbiological techniques and genetics, as well as looking at the psychology behind criminal acts. The course opens up a range of career opportunities as a Forensic Scientist, Biomedical Scientist, and Medical Science Technician or in the fields of criminology and forensic psychology.
Five GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above including Maths and English. Level 3 students who do not achieve a grade 4 in English and/or Maths will study a GCSE in the subject(s) as part of their study programme.
On the first year of the course you will be enrolled on the BTEC Fast-track Diploma and upon successful completion you may be able to progress to the second year of the BTEC Extended Diploma in Forensic Science. You will develop the analytical, evaluative and technical skills to work within a wide range of scientific industries or to be able to progress to Higher Education.