Introduction To Forensic Science - QLS Level 3 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials (With Optional Online Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)
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Course Description

The Forensic Science - QLS Level 3 Course is a fascinating course designed to give students an introduction to forensics and how it is used to provide information and support to criminal investigations.

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 and its prime function is to provide evidence to support criminal investigations. Drugs, violence, property crime, hi-tech crime… detection is all about the appliance of forensic science.

Whilst this course will not enable you to step into a forensic scientist’s job! it will give students a thorough understanding of relevant aspects of Criminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, as well as an introduction to the world of forensics. Forensic Science has become a hugely popular subject in recent years, partly because of exposure of popular television programmes, but also because of the rapid changes in the technology which is now available to forensic scientists and this course will provide invaluable insights into this complex world.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 3 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement.

The Forensic Science - QLS Level 3 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: What is forensic science?; and Scientific disciplines (Chemistry, Biology and Computing).
The following topics are covered: The role of the forensic science services; Health and Safety; Crime scene preservation; Documentation of the scene and its evidence; Recognition and recovery of physical evidence; Transportation and storage and of evidence; and Chain of custody.
The following topics are covered: Gathering digital forensic evidence; Common types of storage devices; Recovering and packaging of digital evidence; Transporting digital evidence; Written records; and Principles of gathering digital forensic evidence.
The following topics are covered: General equipment; Optional equipment; and Specialised equipment.
The following topics are covered: Inspect and prepare submitted items; A range of chemical, biological and physical techniques applied to forensic analysis (DNA analysis, Body fluid analysis, Bloodstain pattern analysis, Fingerprint analysis, Physical impression and imprints analysis, Trace evidence analysis, Arson analysis, Explosives analysis, Ballistics analysis, Drug analysis, Documents analysis, and Digital equipment analysis); and Interpreting results.
The following topics are covered: Presenting findings; Written and oral skills; and Computing skills.
Prerequistes

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

QLS Course Endorsement

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 3 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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