The course develops skills, knowledge and understanding of ‘How Science Works’ through practical activities.
The course develops skills, knowledge and understanding of ‘How Science Works’ through practical activities such as: planning to test a scientific idea, collection and analysis of scientific data and working safely with others. You will study current science issues through investigations using numerical data and using ICT to produce reports.
Duration: 1 Year
The Brooklands College Forensic Science department are delighted to have received a certificate of endorsement from the Chartered Society of Forensic Science
The society who represents forensic sciences world-wide is the body who sets high professional standards for this field of work. During their visit they were particularly impressed with a number of things relating to the college’s Forensics course including:
1. The range of forensic topics delivered to the students
2. The opportunity to visit various courts of law (such as Magistrates, Crown and Old Bailey) was excellent for the students and the availability of the legal personnel within the court e.g. the judge taking time to discuss with the students was commendable.
3. The College makes good use of its extensive grounds for outdoor crime scene work. There was a good range of facilities including indoor scenes with CCTV, vehicles and a mock courtroom.
4. Staff at the college are actively involved in the development of the future BTEC awards.
The course consists of:
8 mandatory units:
• Chemistry and our earth
• Principles of Science (externally assessed)
• Energy and our universe
• Biology and our environment
• Applications of Chemical Substances
• Applications of physical science
• Health applications of Life Science
• Scientific skills (externally assessed)
4 optional units including:
• Understanding human behaviour
• Exploring our universe
• Investigating a crime scene
• Practical scientific project
The course is suitable for those learners who have an interest in science and want to study a portfolio based qualification. Alongside this course, students can study GCSE Maths and/or English retakes.
There will be a charge for specialist scientific materials and educational visits. Details will be available at enrolment.
Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.
Level 2 Entry Requirements
Learners do not need to achieve any other qualifications before registering for the Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Application of Science.
On successful completion of this course, learners can progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Forensic and Criminal and Investigation. The course can lead to routes into science technician or assistant practitioner working in a wide variety of roles in the science industry. Starting salaries would be in the region of £16,000.
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