BTEC Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation

Key Information

Exam Board: Pearson

Graded: Distinction* – Pass

Max UCAS Tariff Points: 84

Course Size: Foundation Diploma

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What will I be studying?

You will be studying the foundational principles of all three sciences biology, chemistry and physics. You will also be studying and practising real forensic techniques which are practised by crime scene investigators. You will also be studying human anatomy and how the environment can help with forensic analysis.

What skills will I be learning?

Throughout this course you will be continuously developing your practical science investigation techniques, particularly in the field of analytical science. You will also be studying the law and practise of forensic techniques and it’s implications in both criminal investigations and the trials that follow.

How will I be assessed?

External examinations:

Unit 1:

Principles and Applications of Science

Unit 3:

Science Investigation Skills

Internal coursework units:

Unit 2:

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 4:

Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practise

Unit 8:

Physiology of Human Body Systems

Unit 9:

Environmental Forensics

Where might this lead me?

This is an ideal course for anyone looking to start an apprenticeship in the field of science or move onto a university course in science or Criminology.