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Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

Forensic science is the application of knowledge to answer criminal law decisions involving science. After the successful completion of Year 1, this extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) will prepare you for Higher Education or Employment. 

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Subject Area: Applied Science - Forensics / Applied Science - Forensics
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Weybridge
Ref: SCI04978

About this course

After the successful completion of Year 1, students have the option to continue on to the National Diploma (equivalent to 2 A-Levels) or the National Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels). 

Forensic Scientists aid criminal investigations by collecting and analysing impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution of defence in crimonal and civil investigations.



Where will I be studying?

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.

Course Details

What modules are covered?

Modules can include: 

  • Principles and Applications of Science
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice
  • Applications of Criminology
  • Applications of Criminal and Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal investigation Procedures and Practice
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Forensic Photography
  • Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Forensic Fire Investigation
  • Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation
  • Forensic Genetics


Who is the course suitable for?

Those who have successfully completed Year 1 Forensic Science.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Forensic Investigation.


Next Steps

Higher Education or Employment.

Career Paths

  • Forensic Scientist 
  • Fire Investigator 
  • Laboratory Technician 
  • Police Officer 
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst 
  • Toxicologist Detective 
  • Forensic Computer Analyst 
  • Analytical Chemist 
  • Paralegal 
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
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