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Criminalistics Diploma

Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI482

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This Criminalistics Diploma available to study as a paper-based course, examines crime and prevention. Also known as forensic science, criminalistics uses scientific principles to provide evidence in cases.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: paper

Criminalistics Diploma overview

Students of criminalistics courses will learn how to collect crime scene evidence, as well as prove (or disprove) what causes accidents.

Criminalistics is an interesting area of study and one that many people are taking a keen interest in.

There can be all kinds of physical evidence left at a crime scene, such as the subtle smell of gas at an arson scene. There can also be a large range of material that challenges investigators and criminalists – hair, bodily fluids, blood, soil, paint, glass and more – all of which are important pieces of the crime-solving puzzle.

The role of the criminalist is to piece together all this evidence, connecting the suspect with the scene and/or the victim. It is not possible for everyone in a forensic science team or lab to be an expert in every aspect of forensic science. As such, many scientists are choosing to specialise in or one two key areas, such as criminalistics.

There are ten modules to complete, all of which have assignments for you to complete. Your tutor will mark these and use them to monitor your progress throughout the course.

The modules systemically work their way through how a criminalist would process a crime scene. The first few modules look at the crime scene itself, any biological traces left behind such as fingerprints. There are also modules that cover fire scenes, explosions, and ballistics.

There is also a later module on psychology and the crime scene, an important consideration when looking for evidence.

The next step after criminalistics courses online

Criminalistics is a specialism under the umbrella of forensic science. You don’t need any existing knowledge to complete this course, with many students on completion of this qualification, continuing to study with NCC.

There is a range of related courses, including Forensic Psychology and ballistics, as well as specialist psychology-based qualifications that examine in detail the effects of addiction on criminal behaviour and intent.

Studying from home is a flexible way to gain qualifications and skills. It allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own time, acquiring knowledge and skills that can progress your current career or lead you on a path to a new one.

Modules

Module 1: The Crime Scene
Module 2: Biological Trace Evidence
Module 3: Fingerprints
Module 4: Trace Evidence
Module 5: Entomological Evidence
Module 6: The Fire Scene
Module 7: The Explosives Scene
Module 8: Ballistics
Module 9: Psychology and the Crime Scene
Module 10: Revision and Consolidation

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Criminalistics Diploma course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about this subject and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Criminalistics Diploma course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Assessment

The Criminalistics Diploma course is assessed by a series of activity questions, all which require submission to your allocated tutor for marking and feedback.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Criminalistics Diploma course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your Criminalistics Diploma course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

course description

Criminalistics Diploma overview

Students of criminalistics courses will learn how to collect crime scene evidence, as well as prove (or disprove) what causes accidents.

Criminalistics is an interesting area of study and one that many people are taking a keen interest in.

There can be all kinds of physical evidence left at a crime scene, such as the subtle smell of gas at an arson scene. There can also be a large range of material that challenges investigators and criminalists – hair, bodily fluids, blood, soil, paint, glass and more – all of which are important pieces of the crime-solving puzzle.

The role of the criminalist is to piece together all this evidence, connecting the suspect with the scene and/or the victim. It is not possible for everyone in a forensic science team or lab to be an expert in every aspect of forensic science. As such, many scientists are choosing to specialise in or one two key areas, such as criminalistics.

There are ten modules to complete, all of which have assignments for you to complete. Your tutor will mark these and use them to monitor your progress throughout the course.

The modules systemically work their way through how a criminalist would process a crime scene. The first few modules look at the crime scene itself, any biological traces left behind such as fingerprints. There are also modules that cover fire scenes, explosions, and ballistics.

There is also a later module on psychology and the crime scene, an important consideration when looking for evidence.

The next step after criminalistics courses online

Criminalistics is a specialism under the umbrella of forensic science. You don’t need any existing knowledge to complete this course, with many students on completion of this qualification, continuing to study with NCC.

There is a range of related courses, including Forensic Psychology and ballistics, as well as specialist psychology-based qualifications that examine in detail the effects of addiction on criminal behaviour and intent.

Studying from home is a flexible way to gain qualifications and skills. It allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own time, acquiring knowledge and skills that can progress your current career or lead you on a path to a new one.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Criminalistics Diploma course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about this subject and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Criminalistics Diploma course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

assessment

Assessment

The Criminalistics Diploma course is assessed by a series of activity questions, all which require submission to your allocated tutor for marking and feedback.

support

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Criminalistics Diploma course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your Criminalistics Diploma course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

modules

Modules

Module 1: The Crime Scene
Module 2: Biological Trace Evidence
Module 3: Fingerprints
Module 4: Trace Evidence
Module 5: Entomological Evidence
Module 6: The Fire Scene
Module 7: The Explosives Scene
Module 8: Ballistics
Module 9: Psychology and the Crime Scene
Module 10: Revision and Consolidation
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

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    Will definitely be studying with NCC again!

    I've just completed the Criminalistics Diploma and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I've studied with NCC before and as usual they didn't disappoint.

    The course itself was very interesting, with modules ranging from fingerprinting and ballistics to crime scene psychology, so there's a good variation across the ten modules. Not only this, but there's some practical experiments involved in some of the modules which I found very exciting to undertake, along with the written assignments. I have a long-standing interest in criminology and found the modules in-depth and covered a lot of useful and relevant information.

    The course materials were excellent and very easy to following, such as the layout in the assessment saying precisely what is required to achieve a pass for that specific module, along with the activity questions.

    I love the home learning courses, as there's so many to choose from and no prior knowledge is needed for the actual subject, plus you can work at your own pace.

    The feedback from my tutor (Philip Boyce) was also excellent and very encouraging and supportive. Thanks also to Shaun Connick and Sally Swift for replying to my e-mails so quickly!

    So, another great one from NCC - and I will definitely be studying with you again!
    By on 22 February 2016
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