The qualification consists of studying nine units in the first year and nine units leading to the 90 credit diploma in the second year which include compulsory, as well as optional units. Units taught tend to look at the application of science centered on practical activities from which the theory is then drawn. This provides opportunities for you to develop your practical laboratory skills to a high level.
The Applied Science BTEC Level 3 is delivered in a variety of ways. There are laboratory-based practical assignments, supported by self-study, presentations, group work and discussion.
Here's an example of modules in the Forensic and Criminal Investigation course:
- Principles and applications of science 1
- Practical scientific procedures and techniques
- Science investigation skills
- Forensic investigation procedures in practice
- Environmental forensics
- Forensic fire investigation
- Applications of criminology
- Criminal investigation procedures in practice
- Applications of criminal and forensic psychology
- Forensic traffic collision investigation
- Forensic genetics
- Forensic anthropology and archaeology
- Forensic photography