BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Forensic Investigation

This course provides an exciting and enjoyable pathway through the Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation qualification to help you either enter employment or proceed to Higher Education.  You will develop scientific analytical-thinking skills through the use of biological, chemical and physical evidence.  This course requires you to practically explore the principles of science that form the basis of some of the analytical techniques commonly used to investigate crimes, as well as to carry out analysis on forensic evidence.

It also requires you to interpret the results and report valid conclusions.  You will also investigate how the Police and Fire service solve investigations.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSE's at grades A* - C (9 - 5) including Maths, English and Science.


  • Criminal Investigation
  • Applied Science
  • Fire Investigation
  • Traffic collision investigation


The course is one year full time.  Start date is September 2018


You may progress onto the second year of the course.  The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation.  On completion of this you can progress to University to study forensics.

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