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Forensic Science Diploma Level 3

Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI302

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In this Forensic Science Diploma we will examine the fascinating subject of Forensic Science. Forensic science can be simply defined as the application of science to the law.

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Course Description

This Forensic Science Diploma will examine this fascinating subject area. Forensic Science can be simply defined as the application of science to the law. In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for, and examination of, physical traces which might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim.

Such traces commonly include blood and other body fluids, hair, textile fibres from clothing etc. materials used in buildings such as paint and glass, footwear, tool and tyre marks, flammable substances used to start fires and so on. Sometimes the scientist will visit the scene itself to advice about likely sequences of events, any indicators as to who the perpetrator might be, and to join in the initial search for evidence. Other forensic scientists analyse suspected drugs of abuse, specimens from people thought to have taken them or to have been driving after drinking too much alcohol, or to have been poisoned. Yet others specialise in firearms, explosives, or documents resolving disputes as to, for example, the cause of a fire or a road accident for which damages are being claimed.

Forensic scientists can appear for either side – prosecution or defence in criminal matters, and plaintiff or defendant in civil ones. They tend to present their findings and opinions in written form either as formal statements of evidence or reports. Sometimes they are required to attend court to give their evidence in person. However, the evidence is produced and whether supporting the case for the prosecution or the defence. The evidence collected and presented by forensic scientists is subject to the rules of evidence and the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. For this reason the importance of the continuity of the chain of evidence will be stressed throughout the course.

Modules

  • Module 1: Pioneers of Forensic Science
  • Module 2: Case Study 1 – The Bodies under the Bridge Case
  • Module 3: Forensic Pathology
  • Module 4: Forensic Anthropology
  • Module 5: Forensic Biology
  • Module 6: Case Study 2 The Body in the Carpet
  • Module 7: Cranio-facial Reconstruction
  • Module 8: Serology – DNA – Body Fluids
  • Module 9: Case Study 3 – Who Killed Bambi?
  • Module 10: Crime Scene Management
  • Module 11: Ballistics
  • Module 12: Fingerprints
  • Module 13: Forensic Photographer
  • Module 14: Case Study 4 – Doctor Death
  • Module 15: Forensic Toxicology
  • Module 16: Disputed Documents
  • Module 17: Computer Crime
  • Module 18: Case Study 5 Miscarriages of Justice
  • Module 19: The Chain of Evidence/ the Professionalisation of the Investigative Process
  • Module 20: Case Study 6 Cold Cases
  • Module 21: Careers in Forensics

Previous Knowledge

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

This Forensic Science course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments and activities.

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 Science 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 Forensic Science course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

course description

Course Description

This Forensic Science Diploma will examine this fascinating subject area. Forensic Science can be simply defined as the application of science to the law. In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for, and examination of, physical traces which might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim.

Such traces commonly include blood and other body fluids, hair, textile fibres from clothing etc. materials used in buildings such as paint and glass, footwear, tool and tyre marks, flammable substances used to start fires and so on. Sometimes the scientist will visit the scene itself to advice about likely sequences of events, any indicators as to who the perpetrator might be, and to join in the initial search for evidence. Other forensic scientists analyse suspected drugs of abuse, specimens from people thought to have taken them or to have been driving after drinking too much alcohol, or to have been poisoned. Yet others specialise in firearms, explosives, or documents resolving disputes as to, for example, the cause of a fire or a road accident for which damages are being claimed.

Forensic scientists can appear for either side – prosecution or defence in criminal matters, and plaintiff or defendant in civil ones. They tend to present their findings and opinions in written form either as formal statements of evidence or reports. Sometimes they are required to attend court to give their evidence in person. However, the evidence is produced and whether supporting the case for the prosecution or the defence. The evidence collected and presented by forensic scientists is subject to the rules of evidence and the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. For this reason the importance of the continuity of the chain of evidence will be stressed throughout the course.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

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

This Forensic Science course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments and activities.

support

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Forensic Science 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 Forensic Science course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

modules

Modules

  • Module 1: Pioneers of Forensic Science
  • Module 2: Case Study 1 – The Bodies under the Bridge Case
  • Module 3: Forensic Pathology
  • Module 4: Forensic Anthropology
  • Module 5: Forensic Biology
  • Module 6: Case Study 2 The Body in the Carpet
  • Module 7: Cranio-facial Reconstruction
  • Module 8: Serology – DNA – Body Fluids
  • Module 9: Case Study 3 – Who Killed Bambi?
  • Module 10: Crime Scene Management
  • Module 11: Ballistics
  • Module 12: Fingerprints
  • Module 13: Forensic Photographer
  • Module 14: Case Study 4 – Doctor Death
  • Module 15: Forensic Toxicology
  • Module 16: Disputed Documents
  • Module 17: Computer Crime
  • Module 18: Case Study 5 Miscarriages of Justice
  • Module 19: The Chain of Evidence/ the Professionalisation of the Investigative Process
  • Module 20: Case Study 6 Cold Cases
  • Module 21: Careers in Forensics
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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    Fantastic

    I have enjoyed every minute of this course. It was really nice to have own time and space to learn. It was really easy to read and understand. I am so glad that I passed this course as I have mild learning difficulties. I am feeling that I want to learn some more and do the next level up.
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    Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you've enjoyed the course and wish to learn at a higher level.

    A member of our team will be in touch to discuss the possibility of a new course.
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    Excellent

    I have enjoyed every minute of this course, Tutor support was fantastic and I fully intend to do another course with them Brilliant experience.
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    Very good institution

    It is a very good institution. I have come to learn about Forensic Science which is beneficial to our country, Zambia.
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    Easy to understand and self-explanatory

    I have enjoyed studying the Forensic Science course and I have learnt a lot from it. The text was easy to understand and self-explanatory. I think to make the course more interesting it would have been good to havve had videos to watch from, rather than just reading the text and answering from it. I had to make my own research to make it a little bit more engaging and enthralling. It would be nice to maybeknow a little bit about our tutors (what sort of work they're in, they're experiences etc.) just so we (the students) know whose marking our work. A short portfolio perhaps? Philip Boyce was a good tutor, whose comments I found to be positive and encouraging.
    By on 5 November 2015
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    Brilliant experience :)

    I have enjoyed every minute of this course Tutor support was fantastic and I fully intend to do another course with them Brilliant experience :) x
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    More than satisfied

    I was more than satisfied with the course meeting my learning goals in the subject I chose. I thought the way the course was laid-out was excellent, and the course encompassed all the areas I was interested in. I liked the fact that the reading material prompted the student to do their own research, as well as to give their opinion at times. My tutor's feedback was detailed and thorough, and my overall experience learning with NCC was very positive! I am grateful to both for giving me the academic confidence I needed. I am now looking at doing the higher level course.
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    Excellent support - will definitely recommend

    Completing this course gave me the knowledge and understanding to how the law utilizes scientific principles and techniques to resolve legal disputes and the flexibility of the studying made it possible to fit the course into my demanding day to day life. The learning material was easy to understand and the step by step support I received from my tutor was excellent as it took me more than a year to finish due to my time to time hospital admission as a student with spinal injury. I will definitely recommend NCC Home Learning to friends and family.
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