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Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Forensic Science | Brooklands College

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Forensic Science

This course is designed to prepare students for the technical and rewarding work of a forensic scientist.

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Subject Area: Applied Science - Forensics / Applied Science - Forensics
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Weybridge
Ref: SCI04976

About this course

This course follows a vocational model designed to prepare students for the technical and rewarding work in the forensic science, criminology, and science related industries.

Duration: 1 Year


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
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Forensic Photography
  • Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

Who is the course suitable for?

You will have an enquiring mind, good communication skills and a methodical approach to work.

How is the course assessed?

The College designs and assesses the internal assessments while Pearson, the awarding body, sets and marks the external assessments.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

5 GCSE passes including English, Maths and Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) Grade 4 and above


Next Steps

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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