Level 3 BTEC – Applied Science (Forensic Science)
Have you ever wondered how a crime scene is investigated? Or how road traffic accident investigators assess what has happened in an accident â€¦
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The qualification consists of studying nine units in the first year and nine units at the end of the second year.
The compulsory units are:
- Fundamentals of Science
- Working in the Science Industry
- Scientific Investigation
- Scientific Practical Techniques.
- Perceptions in Science
- Using Mathematical Tools in Science
The optional units include:
- Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis
- Using Science in the Workplace
- Physiology of Human Body Systems
- Microbiological Techniques
- Genetics and Genetic Engineering
- Medical Physics Techniques
- Criminal Psychology
- Forensic Fire Investigation
- Traffic Accident Investigation
You will get the opportunity to visit the Forensic Science department at the University of Central Lancashire to investigate crime scenes and fire investigation scenes. At the end of the second year there is a period of work experience.
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.
To study the BTEC Applied Science programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.
This subject will take two years to complete.
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