Level 3 BTEC In Applied Science (Forensic Science)

BY: C.P.D.M.S. Ltd

Qualification: Edexcel Level 3 BTEC In Applied Science (Forensic Science)


Would you like the opportunity to delve deep into the theory of Forensic Science?

Do you want to see the realities between Fact and Fiction, between CSI Miami and CSI Manchester?

Now you can...

We are currently looking for students of all ages (16+) to register for our course starting every January and September from 2013.

The course will be delivered in our custom built laboratories in Ashton under Lyne over 15 hours per week for two years, or for 30 hours per week for one year.

Course Summary

This is a work related programme of study that covers key knowledge and practical skills you would require in the sector Applied Science and Forensic Science. It is composed of 18 units, 6 of these units are core (mandatory) units and 12 are specialist units. It is broadly equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The BTEC National Extended Diploma is designed to provide specialist work related qualifications in Applied Science (Forensic).

• An introduction to learners of fundamental scientific ideas in biology, chemistry and physics

• Understanding how the scientific community works and how science works

• Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in relation to Applied Science and Forensic Science

How will I be assessed?

The units are internally assessed. Assessments, wherever possible are various in forms, from written assignments (e.g. reports or essays) to individual or group verbal presentations, independent individual project and role-plays.

Entry Requirements

To join the course you will need 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English Language and Science or a BTEC Diploma Level 2 in Applied Science qualification (This course cannot be combined with A level study) and to attend an interview at college.

How much time will I spend on the course?

This is usually spread over 3 1/2 days per week

How is the course taught?

The timetable will consist of group and individual tutorials, Functional Skills, formal teaching, research (using internet and written materials) and practical sessions.

Where is the Course taught?

Hannover Mills, Guide Bridge, Ashton under Lyne.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students will have the chance to participate in science-related visits during the year which may link directly to assignments. There may be a small cost associated with some of these visits, to cover entry costs, you will be notified of these in advance.

What can I do after this course?

After completing a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic) you could apply to university to study applied science further or to study Forensic Science. If university is not for you, it is possible with this qualification to gain employment in a laboratory as a science technician in settings such as the NHS, schools or in an industrial laboratory. It is also suitable to apply to Police Scientific Support departments and Forensic Science companies.

Location: North West

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