BTEC Certificate in Forensic Science

This course offers an exciting alternative to anyone interested in studying science, but struggles with exams. The
course will develop your understanding of science, giving you an insight into the practical applications of science in the
workplace. It will cover aspects of the three main sciences, but focuses mainly on biology and chemistry.

What will I study?

There are 6 units in this course:

  •  Fundamentals of science
  •  Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  •  Physiology of human body systems
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Microbiological techniques

All units are assessed by practical coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade A*-C/ 4 - 9 - if you are combining a full-time A'level programme

Four GCSEs grade A*-C/ 4 - 9- if you are studying alongside a vocational course

What next?

This course can lead to a science related job or a higher education (degree-level) course in biological
sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, chemical analysis, engineering, meteorology, science
journalism, analytical chemistry, biomedical sciences, or dietetics.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Autumn Part-time Prospectus 2019 Full-time Course Guide