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. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.
|Duration||Two years | Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma|
|Start Date||September 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two year course)
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