Forensic science is the application of knowledge to answer criminal law decisions involving science, this extended Diploma will prepare you for Higher Education of Employment
Forensic science is the application of knowledge to answer criminal law decisions involving science. The interest in forensic science has grown significantly in recent years due to increased media coverage and popular TV programmes. Forensic Science courses will help you gain a thorough understanding of relevant aspects of crime scene examination, human anatomy and physiology. You will also develop a range of skills associated with retrieving and interpreting information from a variety of sources.
After the successful completion of year 1, students may have the option to transfer onto another year to complete either the National Diploma in Applied Science (equivalent to 2 A Levels) following on from the Extended Certificate or the National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (equivalent to 3 A Levels) following on from the Foundation Diploma.
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.
Students who have successfully completed Year 1 on the Level 3 BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary or 90 Credit Diploma in Forensic Science
You will be assessed using a mixture of coursework and examination.
Level 3 Entry Requirements
5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science (some subject areas may require higher grades than grade 4 in a specific subject), or for progressing students successful achievement of a level 2 vocational qualification.
Higher Education or employment.
Careers in forensics can include: laboratory technician, forensic scientist, criminal intelligence analyst, police officer, toxicologist.
Former Applied Science student, Jade Robinson, is excited to now hold two medical school offers for her top choice universities – Queen Mary University of London & St George’s University of London. Read more