Forensic and Criminal Investigation Level 3

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation is intended for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education to study forensic science, criminology or psychology and ultimately on to employment. The qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels (Extended Diploma) studied over two years. Learners wishing to take this qualification will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning, with GCSEs or vocational qualifications.

If you are interested in how science can help solve crimes then this may be the course for you. Forensic science is made up of various specialisms and you will get to study units that allow you to experience a multitude of these.

Forensic and Criminal Investigation Level 3
LevelLevel 3
Duration2 years | Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
Start DateSeptember 2018
Fee(s)16-18: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two year course)


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