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BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Science, chemist, biology, science technician, medical, forensics; physics, CSI, criminology)

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

Do you envisage yourself in a white suit, with latex gloves and lots of plastic bags? Are you hooked on CSI Miami or CSI New York? Do you have a logical mind? Are you focussed on finding solutions, intrigued by puzzles and fascinated by the important role science has in solving crime? Then a career in science could be just for you. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) pathway will provide you with the opportunity to understand better the workings of the criminal mind, how crime scenes are investigated and the procedures followed and collect and analyse evidence from a crime scene. This course coule be your springboard to university. If you have an enquiring mind, a passion for science, a fascination with solving puzzles, with collecting all the minute details to find an answer, and keep a keen eye on developments in the scientific world? Then this is the ideal solution. This course is equivalent to three A Levels and with Distinctions would take you on to the university of your choice. Come and speak to us and decide on the fascinating and exciting world of forensic science as your career.

3. Entry requirements

You will need to have 5 GCSEs at Grade A-C including Mathematics, English and a Science. You need to have good grades and also be someone keen to complete tasks, enjoy the detail required to investigate and analyse information and data and be prepared to complete all 18 units studied to gain this qualification. You must have completed the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science to join this Extended Diploma course.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

A portfolio of evidence will be produced and all modules are internally set and marked by the tutors. To achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma ALL units must be passed. To get a chance at a top university of your choice studying Forensic Science at degree level, you need to aim for Distinctions in all units - Forensic Science is popular and competitive and only the best get a career in this field - ENSURE YOU ARE ONE OF THE BEST.

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