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Extended Diploma In Science (Forensic Science) - Level 3

Overview

During this course you will learn the fundamentals of science but also scientific investigations, scientific practical techniques, medical physics and working in the science industry. Units will focus on practical activities.

You will also learn about forensic analysis and laboratory techniques.

The first year of study completes a 90-credit Diploma. The second year extends and deepends the specialist work-related focus from the first year of study, to lead to the Extended Diploma.

The full Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs with at least grade 4/C including science, English language and maths at grade 4/C or above, Functional Skills Level 2; or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification, plus English language and maths at grade 4/C or above.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20182 yr(s)4893A1443FREEFREE* to £7390.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

1-2 years

What does the course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to move forward to Higher Education or scientific occupations. Due to the broad range of subjects studied, the course can lead to a variety of HE courses that have elements of biology, chemistry or physics in their content.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

University-level courses in the sciences, criminology, or related subjects.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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