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BTEC - Level 3 National Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

This qualification is equivalent to two A-Levels. It can be combined with another field of study or with a Biology, Chemistry or Physics A-Level. The course encompasses the same content taught in Level 3 BTEC Applied Science.  It is an appropriate choice for progress to a wide range of higher education courses, not   necessarily Criminology or Forensics. 8 Units will be completed over two years.

What will I learn on this course?

You will have the opportunity to:

· Develop your laboratory skills and techniques with real world scenarios;

· Further study Biology, Chemistry and Physics at a post-16 level;

· Get hands-on experience in using real forensic techniques including the collection of evidence and        analysis of a mock crime scene;

· Explore the theories that are used to measure, tackle and prevent crime and criminal behaviour in         England and Wales; and

· Study Criminal Law and take part in a mock trial.

How will I be assessed for this course?

· Coursework: 54%

· External Examination: 46%