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Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Crimi | Brooklands College

Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

Forensic science is the application of knowledge to answer criminal law decisions involving science, this extended Diploma will prepare you for Higher Education or Employment.

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  • Subject Area: Applied Science
  • Mode: Full Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    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?

    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.


    Who is the course suitable for?

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

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Forensic Investigation.


    Next Steps

    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.

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