BTEC National Level 3 Foundation Diploma
Examination Board: Pearson
Course Leader: Mr A Cameron
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Will I Study?
Students will study six units over two years to obtain a Foundation Diploma in Forensic Investigation. There are four mandatory units and two optional units from a choice of six.
• Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I (Externally assessed)
• Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Internally assessed)
• Unit 3: Science Investigations Skills (Externally assessed)
• Unit 4: Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice (Internally assessed)
Optional units – choose two:
• Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems
• Unit 9: Environmental Forensics
• Unit 10: Forensic Fire Investigation
• Unit 11: Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation
• Unit 12: Forensic Photography
• Unit 13: Forensic Genetics
BTEC Level 3 Foundation in Diploma in Forensic Investigation, equivalent to 1.5 A levels.
Students require at least a Grade 5 in GCSE Science.
The course is assessed through a mix of externally and internally assessed units, some involving written examination, some practical investigations and some assignments. The examination board will moderate a sample of learner work to verify standards, or there may be a visit to observe students and their work.
A BTEC in Forensic Science is designed to lead into a variety of courses or employment, including nursing and healthcare, environmental or forensic science courses – but check with specific higher education providers.