This is an exciting opportunity to get an introduction to the principles of science and forensic examination. You’ll study the environment, energy, human behaviour, the universe, and the principles of forensic crime scene investigation whilst conducting practical work in professional laboratories. Everything you learn will help you formulate your own hypotheses and investigations – strengthening your theoretical and critical thinking skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out multiple experiments, including rates of reactions, chemical analysis, and forensic crime scene investigations in our specialist crime scene suite and DNA laboratory.
You will study a range of units across science and forensic investigation.
Some of the units you will study -
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
You will be assessed by a range of methods, including written assessments, presentations to your peers, group work and practical assessments. All assesements attract a pass, merit or distinction grade.
There are also 2 externally assessed units which are exam based. These are:
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Once you have completed your course and successfully completed all of your assigments, you could progress to employment, an apprenticeship or one of our level 3 courses which lead to higher education.
You could progress to one of our own courses: