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Forensic Ballistics Diploma

Level 3 / NCFE / PI180

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The Forensic Ballistics Diploma aims to provide learners with an understanding of the role of the forensic firearm examiner, and introduce the fundamental principles in firearm identification, examination and investigation.

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course duration: 200 hrs

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Course Description

Ballistics is correctly defined as the science of projectiles in motion, however in this course the term ballistics covers all aspects of the forensic firearms expert role. 

As ballistics is the area of forensic science which deals with firearms crime the experts who specialise in this scientific discipline are most often referred to as forensic firearms experts/scientists. Each police force/agency has their own firearms experts, and in addition to this there are also a number of independent laboratories who work on individual police force/agency contracts. 

All forensic firearms experts/scientists are highly skilled in the examination of many different types of evidence related to firearms crime, and as part of the role also regularly attend crime scenes and autopsies.  

With the aim of this course to introduce students to the principles of forensic firearm knowledge and investigation, each module will explore the individual topics in some detail followed by tutor assessed questions to show understanding of the subject.

Modules

Module 1 - History of firearms and firearms law
Module 2 - Firearms and ammunition safety
Module 3 - Types of firearms and ammunition
Module 4 - Overview of the role of a forensic firearm examiner
Module 5 - Scene examination and firearms recovery
Module 6 - Examination of firearms and ammunition
Module 7 - Comparison of cartridge cases and bullets
Module 8 - Determination of range of fire (firearms residue, (FDR)) and trajectories
Module 9 - Firearms intelligence
Module 10 - Gunshot residue (GSR)

 

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Forensic Ballistics Diploma. This Forensic Ballistics Diploma is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Ballistics and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Forensic Ballistics Diploma 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. 

Although no previous knowledge is required learners may wish to study this course as progression from the Level 3 Forensic Science Diploma or progress on to the Level 4 Forensic Science Diploma.

Assessment

Learners are required to complete a tutor marked assignment at the end of each module. This assignment requires learners to use various techniques to form arguments and conclusions including: analysing data, understanding different approaches and forming theories based on evidence. 

Upon successful completion of the 10 modules, students will receive a certificate of achievement

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 Forensic Ballistics Diploma. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your Forensic Ballistics Diploma. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

course description

Course Description

Ballistics is correctly defined as the science of projectiles in motion, however in this course the term ballistics covers all aspects of the forensic firearms expert role. 

As ballistics is the area of forensic science which deals with firearms crime the experts who specialise in this scientific discipline are most often referred to as forensic firearms experts/scientists. Each police force/agency has their own firearms experts, and in addition to this there are also a number of independent laboratories who work on individual police force/agency contracts. 

All forensic firearms experts/scientists are highly skilled in the examination of many different types of evidence related to firearms crime, and as part of the role also regularly attend crime scenes and autopsies.  

With the aim of this course to introduce students to the principles of forensic firearm knowledge and investigation, each module will explore the individual topics in some detail followed by tutor assessed questions to show understanding of the subject.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Forensic Ballistics Diploma. This Forensic Ballistics Diploma is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Ballistics and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Forensic Ballistics Diploma 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. 

Although no previous knowledge is required learners may wish to study this course as progression from the Level 3 Forensic Science Diploma or progress on to the Level 4 Forensic Science Diploma.

assessment

Assessment

Learners are required to complete a tutor marked assignment at the end of each module. This assignment requires learners to use various techniques to form arguments and conclusions including: analysing data, understanding different approaches and forming theories based on evidence. 

Upon successful completion of the 10 modules, students will receive a certificate of achievement

support

Support

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

modules

Modules

Module 1 - History of firearms and firearms law
Module 2 - Firearms and ammunition safety
Module 3 - Types of firearms and ammunition
Module 4 - Overview of the role of a forensic firearm examiner
Module 5 - Scene examination and firearms recovery
Module 6 - Examination of firearms and ammunition
Module 7 - Comparison of cartridge cases and bullets
Module 8 - Determination of range of fire (firearms residue, (FDR)) and trajectories
Module 9 - Firearms intelligence
Module 10 - Gunshot residue (GSR)

 

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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    First class home learning

    A first class home learning course with full contact with tutors if required. I would definitely recommend NCC Home Learning to anyone looking to learn some new skills from the comfort of their own home.
    By on 24 June 2016
    Dear Paul Radzan
    Many thanks for your review of NCC's Forensic Ballistics Diploma, we are pleased that you enjoyed the course and that you received helpful tutor support. If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact the team.

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