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 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.
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 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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