This course gives you the foundation of knowledge to progress in a forensic career. Placements within the field prepare you with skills in laboratory techniques, evidence, collection and analysis, and investigative skills. This vocational qualification is equivalent to one A-Level.

Studying in the Science department will give you access to state of the art scientific laboratories, specialist equipment and an experienced technical team, to help you to achieve and explore the scientific world.

Example units are listed below:

Mandatory units: Fundamentals of Science, Working in the Science Industry and Scientific Practical Techniques

Forensic Topics: Forensic Evidence and Collection, Perceptions

Medical Topics: Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Diseases and Infections

Entry requirements

  • 1640 individual applications received for our Science and Maths courses
  • Specialist science laboratories with cutting edge equipment
  • Dedicated, well-resourced classrooms
  • Science support sessions
  • University visits
  • Industry trips
  • Visiting speakers from well-established Alumni

Our past students studying this course have gone on to:

The University of York - Nursing (Adult)

Manchester Metropolitan University - Computer and Network Technology

Leeds Beckett University - Business and Human Resource Management

The University of Huddersfield - Information and Communication Technology

The University of Manchester - Adult Nursing

University of Bradford - Law

Veterinary Nursing

University College Chester - Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Sheffield Hallam University - Criminology and Psychology

The University of Huddersfield - Law

The University of Nottingham - Nursing (Adult)

University of Central Lancashire - Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

Active Ashton - Lifeguard

University of Central Lancashire - Policing

University of Bolton - Psychology with Foundation

Manchester Metropolitan University - Law

The University of Manchester - Psychology

Course Key Details

Course Type : Extended Certificate
Exam Board : Pearson
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 58% exam 42% non-examined

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