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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Sciences (Forensics)

Full Time

Course Overview

Course Content

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award.
The course covers a wide range of subjects:

Core units:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in a Science Based Industry
  • Practical Laboratory Skills
  • Maths for Scientists
  • Statistics for Scientists
  • Practical Science Investigation
  • Perceptions of Science


Specialist units:

  • Human Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Forensic Evidence Collection
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Criminal Investigation Procedures
  • Criminology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Fire Investigation
  • Informatics in Forensics
  • Traffic Investigations
  • Criminal Investigation Practice

Entry Requirement

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above or A*- C including English, Maths and Science or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit level or above. 


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education; many students progress to a degree course. Employment opportunities range from a science-based environment to police or court services.

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Course Outline

Course Code: HF24
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 2 Years
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