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Forensic Science Level 2

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Forensic Science has been designed to deliver the key scientific principles vital for both scientists and citizens of the future and lead to further progression or employment. The qualification is appropriate for learners of all abilities who will benefit from a practical and applied approach to learning in a vocational context.

You will study eight mandatory scientific units and for optional units which are carefully selected to get you ready for our Forensic and Criminal Investigation BTEC Level 3 course or employment. These include Monitoring the Environment and Investigating a Crime Scene.


Exam Board: Edexcel



  • What will I study and learn?

    The Mandatary units you will study are:

    • Principles of Science
    • Chemistry and Our Earth
    • Energy and Our Universe
    • Biology and Our Environment
    • Applications of Chemical Substances
    • Application of Physical Science
    • Health applications of Life Science
    • Scientific Skills

    In addition you will study the following 4 units:

    • Monitoring The Environment
    • Investigating a Crime Scene
    • Understanding Human Behaviour
    • Chemical analysis and Detection
  • How is the course assessed?

    Unit 1 Principles of Science and Unit 6 Scientific Skills are assessed through two exams. All other units are assessed through coursework. The optional units will all be assessed through coursework.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade 3 including English and Maths at grade 3.

  • Are there any costs involved?


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