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L3 Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation Level 3 | BTEC National Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

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Summary

This course helps students to develop a wide range of scientific and investigatory skills including scientific procedures and techniques, criminal investigating procedures and forensic genetics to name a few. This course will start in September and there are limited places available; if you are interested in joining one of the most successful colleges in the country, please contact us via the details below

Please note this course is equivalent to two A Levels, and as such, can only be studied alongside one other A Level. This course cannot be combined with L3 Applied Science.

In this course you will study:

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I

  • Demonstrate knowledge of scientific facts, terms, definitions and scientific formulae
  • Demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts, procedures, processes and techniques and their application
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information to make judgements and reach conclusions
  • Make connections, use and integrate different scientific concepts, procedures, processes or techniques

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

  • Undertake titration and colorimetry to determine the concentration of solutions
  • Undertake calorimetry to study cooling curves
  • Undertake chromatographic techniques to identify components in mixtures
  • Review personal development of scientific skills for laboratory work

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, procedures, processes and techniques and their application in a practical investigative context
  • Interpret and analyse qualitative and quantitative scientific information to make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions based on evidence in a practical investigative context
  • Evaluate practical investigative procedures used and their effect on the qualitative and quantitative scientific information obtained to make reasoned judgements
  • Be able to make connections between different scientific concepts, procedures, processes and techniques to make a hypothesis and write a plan for a practical investigation

Unit 4: Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice

  • Explore procedures used to preserve, collect and record forensic evidence from a simulated crime scene
  • Use analytical techniques to examine forensic evidence collected from a simulated crime scene
  • Draw conclusions and report on the results of the analysis of forensic evidence

Unit 5: Applications of Criminology

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the criminological theories used to explain criminal behaviour, crime prevention and punishment methods, and the impact of crime on society
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of criminological theories and information provided to explain criminal behaviour, crime prevention and punishment methods, and the impact of crime on society
  • Be able to rationalise and make reasoned decisions based on interpretation and analysis of information and synthesis of knowledge and understanding

Unit 6: Criminal Investigation Procedures in Practice

  • Understand the legal framework that criminal law investigators must adhere to in order to secure a criminal conviction
  • Explore procedures and the resources available in criminal investigations
  • Develop communication skills as a professional witness in a mock criminal trial

Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems

  • Understand the impact of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and their associated corrective treatments
  • Understand the impact of disorders on the physiology of the lymphatic system and the associated corrective treatments
  • Explore the physiology of the digestive system and the use of corrective treatments for dietary-related diseases

Unit 15: Practical Chemical Analysis

  • Investigate quantitative analysis on the components of matrices to determine their composition
  • Investigate spectroscopic techniques to identify compounds and determine concentrations
  • Investigate chromatographic techniques to identify components and determine the amounts present in samples

How will I know how I am doing?

Unit 1: Exam (2 hours)

Unit 2: Coursework

Unit 3: Controlled assessment

Unit 4: Coursework

Unit 5: Controlled assessment

Unit 6: Coursework

Unit 8: Coursework

Unit 15: Coursework

What do I need to join?

5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including a 5 in Maths, English Language and a 55 in Science

Previous work

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is usually completed in a week during your first year in term time, where you will have the opportunity to explore a career field which takes your interest. In the lead-up to this week, you will be asked to create an exciting CV during a group tutorial period. The aim of this activity is to give you an idea of what full-time employment is like and to help you think about which career you would like to follow.

What can I do next?

Students who study Forensic and Criminal Investigation do so with the aim to study this further at university. This field of study leads to careers such as: Forensic Investigation, Fraud Investigation, Social Care, Trading Standards, Intelligence Services and many others.

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Course information last updated: Friday 17th September 2021 @ 10.30am (1 day ago)

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Sep 2021
Filton Campus
Sep 2021
Filton Campus
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