Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths, English and science at grade 4 or higher (or equivalent).
Future Study and Careers
Degree-level study at university including courses in forensics, criminology and analytical sciences
Graduate jobs in forensics and criminology include forensic scientist, probation service, police forces, clinical research associate, environmental health practitioner, food technologist, healthcare scientist, research scientist and scientific or teaching laboratory technician.
This course offers a practical hands-on approach to studying science, developing industry-ready skills as well as an understanding of the core principles.
Your course will be a mix of classroom-based, laboratory experience and workplace sessions with employers. You will spend lots of time in the lab and gain high-level laboratory skills. You will learn topics related to the:
You will also complete work experience with science industry employers to give you the full set of skills for employment or university. Our forensic courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands-on experience of the world of work, including: