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BTEC Forensic and Criminal Investigation

Exam board:  Edexcel

Level of study: Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

Length of course: Two years

Entry requirements: General  vocational entry requirements plus a minimum grade C in Science

What will you study?

Eight units of which six are mandatory.  You will study Principles and Applications of Science I, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigations Skills, Forensic Investigations Procedures in Practice, Applications of Criminology, Criminal Investigation Procedures in Practice plus Psychology of Human Body  Systems and either Forensic Fire Investigation or Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation


Three of the units are externally assessed, the remainder of the units are assessed by your portfolio.

What could this qualification lead to?  The range of higher education degree courses that students can progress to include:

BSc (Hons) in Policing and Criminal Investigation

BSc (Hons)  in Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science

BSc (Hons) in Forensic Psychology

BSc (Hons)  in Psychology and Criminology

BA (Hons) in Criminology

BA (Hons) in Criminology and Law

BSc (Hons)  in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation