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Forensic Science

Type of Course: BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Course Description

· Explore the essential procedures and practices found in all laboratories.

· Develop scientific investigative skills giving the ability to sample and test     different substances and materials.

· Develop confidence in handling chemicals and monitoring reactions.

· Techniques to collect, package and analyse evidence

· Profiling criminal behaviour

· Exploring the structure of the CJS.


Is coursework based with no final examination—this requires producing work that meets given criteria. Six units need to be completed in order to gain a pass, merit or distinction. The course requires you to:

· Complete practical work with care.

· Complete 360 guided hours of learning.

· Undertake independent work and research.

· Complete crime scene investigations.


The Diploma gives UCAS points towards University entrance.

This is a vocational award giving a good basis for those wishing to enter science based employment or further training, ie Forensic Science, Science technicians, nursing, paramedic etc.

· Pupils will visit forensic science facilities at Lincoln University and carry out a crime scene investigation at the ‘crime scene house’ at Lincoln University Riseholme Campus.

· Visits to the courts to see a live trial.

· Talks from professionals like police, judges and forensic scientists.


    The Priory Federation of Academies, Lincoln