Course overviewThe Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation course is equivalent to three A-levels and includes units on core fundamental scientific principles which underpin forensic science and scientific practical skills, this will cover biology, chemistry and physics. Specialist units will ensure students gain an insight into the whole forensic process from crime scene to court and will include forensic investigation procedures, an introduction to criminology, forensic and criminal psychology and criminal investigation looking at the legal aspect of forensic science as well as forensic genetics, fire investigation and environmental forensics.
What else do I need to know?You will learn through a varied programme of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and external visits to work practitioners.
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What are the entry requirements?
In addition, you will require GCSE grade 5-5 in Combined Science or Distinction at Level 2 BTEC Science.
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What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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