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Forensic Science Level 3 Extended Diploma (Bracknell)

Activate Learning, In Bracknell
10+ weeks
2,882 GBP excl. VAT
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10+ weeks
2,882 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
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Course delivery
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Course description

Forensic Science Level 3 Extended Diploma (Bracknell)

Study exciting techniques used in forensic science, from visual examination of a crime scene to physical or chemical analysis.

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  • Classroom
  • Bracknell

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants for the Extended Diploma in Forensic Science will normally have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths, English and double or triple science.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You will acquire a range of relevant skills including:

  • decision making
  • problem solving
  • challenging assumptions
  • quantifying and managing information

Training Course Content

What you'll learn

You will follow the Edexcel BTEC specification. There are core and specialist units.

Core units:

  • Unit 1: Fundamentals of science (Year 1)
  • Unit 2: Working in the science industry (Year 1/ 2)
  • Unit 3: Scientific investigations (Year 2)
  • Unit 4: Scientific practical techniques (Year 1/ 2)
  • Unit 5: Perceptions of science (Year 2)
  • Unit 6: Using mathematical tools in science (Year 1)

Specialist units:

  • Unit 8: Using statistics for science (Year 1)
  • Unit 11: Physiology of human body systems (Year 1)
  • Unit 12: Physiology of human regulation and reproduction (Year 2)
  • Unit 18: Genetics and genetic engineering (Year 1)
  • Unit 19: Practical chemical analysis (Year 2)
  • Unit 22: Chemical laboratory techniques (Year 1/ 2)
  • Unit 31: Criminology (Year 2)
  • Unit 32: Forensic evidence collection and analysis (Year 2)
  • Unit 33: Forensic photography (Year 2)
  • Unit 34: Criminal psychology (Year 1)
  • Unit 35: Applications of forensic psychology (Year 2)
  • Unit 36: Forensic fire investigation (Year 1)
  • Unit 40: Criminal investigation in practice (Year 2)

Continuing Studies

You gain the skills necessary for further academic study such as strong report writing and study skills, including presentation skills. You also improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment including:

  • self-confidence
  • speaking in front of others
  • working with others
  • taking responsibility
  • managing your time
Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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