Type of Course: BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
· Explore the essential procedures and practices found in all laboratories.
· Develop scientific investigative skills giving the ability to sample and test different substances and materials.
· Develop confidence in handling chemicals and monitoring reactions.
· Techniques to collect, package and analyse evidence
· Profiling criminal behaviour
· Exploring the structure of the CJS.
Is coursework based with no final examination—this requires producing work that meets given criteria. Six units need to be completed in order to gain a pass, merit or distinction. The course requires you to:
· Complete practical work with care.
· Complete 360 guided hours of learning.
· Undertake independent work and research.
· Complete crime scene investigations.
The Diploma gives UCAS points towards University entrance.
This is a vocational award giving a good basis for those wishing to enter science based employment or further training, ie Forensic Science, Science technicians, nursing, paramedic etc.
· Pupils will visit forensic science facilities at Lincoln University and carry out a crime scene investigation at the ‘crime scene house’ at Lincoln University Riseholme Campus.
· Visits to the courts to see a live trial.
· Talks from professionals like police, judges and forensic scientists.