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Level 3 BTEC – Applied Science (Forensic Science)

INTRODUCTION

Have you ever wondered how a crime scene is investigated? Or how road traffic accident investigators assess what has happened in an accident ā€¦

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The qualiļ¬cation consists of studying nine units in the ļ¬rst year and nine units at the end of the second year.

The compulsory units are:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientiļ¬c Investigation
  • Scientiļ¬c Practical
  • Perceptions in Science
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science

The optional units cover a range of forensic disciplines including criminal psychology, as well as a selection of core Chemistry and Biology units. This ensures that you can access university-based study in these areas, for example Medical Physics, Genetics and Microbiology.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

You will have the opportunity to visit a range of science based institutions and organisations as well as hearing about a variety of careers from professionals who will be invited to speak to you to support diļ¬€erent units of your studies. A real highlight of the course is the opportunity to complete work experience in an area of applied science that is of interest to you.

ASSESSMENT:

Assessment is all coursework with no exam. You will build up a portfolio of assignments over the two year course; each assignment being graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This course provides a basis for progression into higher education and degree courses such as Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Computing and Nursing.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

To study the BTEC Applied Science programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.

SPECIFICATION:

Pearson, BTEC.

LENGTH:

This subject will take two years to complete.

CONTACT:

For further information please contact info@csfc.bfet.uk