INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE COURSE
Criminology & Forensic Courses
Approximate Study Time
100 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £180.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £65.00
Approximate Delivery Time
1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
Introduction to Forensic Science - Level 3 Course
The Introduction to Forensic Science – Level 3 Course will help you gain a thorough understanding of relevant aspects of Criminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, as well as an introduction to the world of forensics.
Whilst we do not pretend that you will be able to step into a forensic scientist’s job on completion of this course (you would need to undertake a practical qualification to do that!), we do provide you with invaluable insights into this complex world which will stand you in good stead should you wish to take that further step into a vocational, hands-on course or pursue it at a more academic level.
More and more people are becoming interested in this varied and challenging branch of science. Partly this is because of exposure on popular television programmes, and also because of the rapid changes in the technology now available to the forensic scientist such as DNA identification. Forensic means ‘in the service of law’. To study forensics involves the application of knowledge to legal issues. The term is derived from the Latin word forensis, which means 'in open court, public'.
Forensic science is concerned with using scientific methods either in public, in a court, or in the justice system as a whole. In fact, any science used for the purposes of the law is forensic science. The prime function of Forensic Scientists is to provide evidence to support criminal investigations. Drugs, violence, property crime, hi-tech crime … detection is all about the appliance of forensic science. Now you can study this fascinating subject in your own time, at your own pace, from your own home, thanks to this excellent course
On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award and a Distance Learning Diploma.
The home study courses cover the following units:-
Unit 2 – Crime Scene
Establishing the crime scene
Securing and Protecting the scene
Collecting and categorising the evidence (Forensic and medical photography; Bloodstains; Tyre tracks; Soil; Toxic Gasses; Trace evidence; Hair & Fibres; DNA; and Insects and flies.)
Unit 3 – Criminal Case
As well as providing you with relevant material relating to the human anatomy, we have included a series of Case Studies drawn from historic incidents, many of them recent, where Forensic Science has helped solve a variety of mysteries including cases which seemingly had ‘gone cold’. These are scattered throughout the course so that you can see how in practical terms Forensic Science is crucial in investigative procedures.
No prior knowledge is required. Obviously, an interest in crime, the causes of crime and solving crime would be an advantage, as would the desire to gain a fuller understanding of the workings of the human body as it affects forensic science. However, with this being a Level Three course, a reasonable level of literacy to GCSE A-C would be desirable.
Course Duration & Support:
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.
You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back by email or by post.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded an Introduction to Forensic Science Certificate of Achievement by NCFE.
This course has been accredited under a NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualifications/
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This course has been developed by UKOL who has been accredited with NCFE’s Investing in Quality (IIQ) Licence, which is designed to give formal recognition to an organisation’s bespoke courses that fall outside the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).
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