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BTEC Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Advanced) (Forensic Science) - Level 3

Overview

Over the duration of this course you will learn the fundamentals of science as well as 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 deepens 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.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20222 yr(s)4893A1443FREEFREE* to £7395.00Apply

* 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.

What will I study?

  • Forensic evidence
  • Collection and analysis
  • Forensic fire investigation
  • Independent research project compulsory.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including English language and maths and science.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

What can I progress onto?

  • University-level study
  • An apprenticeship.

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How do I apply?

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