Tutor Training Programme - Forensic Sciences
Our in-house training programme consists of three accredited courses within Forensic Sciences. Completion of the programme aims to provide the student with the required knowledge and accreditations to become a tutor for this subject area.
Level 4 / NCFE Certificate / PI801
over 12 months and £ deposit
over 12 months and £ deposit
12 months expert tutor support
24 hour access
Fully accredited course
This comprehensive Forensic Science training programme has been designed to to provide the required knowledge and accreditations to become a tutor within this subject area.
The courses included in this customised qualification are as follows:
Forensic Science Diploma Level 3 (Level 3 NCFE Certificate)
This course, examines a wide range of issues, skills and important areas of practice within forensics. Over the course of 23 modules, you will study the pioneers of forensic science, through to assessing a crime scene, the evidence chain and ballistics. There is also a module that examines computer or cybercrime.
Forensic Science Diploma Level 4 (Level 4 NCFE Certificate)
Comprises of twenty individual modules, each looking at a different aspect of crime scene investigation. Areas covered include field forensics, explosive scene evidence and forensic pathology.
Forensic Ballistics Diploma Level 3 (Level 3 NCFE Certificate)
Covers 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.
No prior learning knowledge or experience is needed to enrol on this training programme.
The course is completed online via our LMS (Learner Management System). The student will complete the programme by submitting a number of assignments to be assessed by an expert tutor. There is no limit on the number of submissions per assignment.
On completion of the training programme you will need to pass an online tutor suitability test - this will be a short, non-timed online exercise to see if you are suitable for a tutoring role.
These courses have been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre. 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 and 4 (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.
Part 1: Forensic Science Diploma Level 3
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
Part 2: Forensic Science Diploma Level 4
Module 1: The Crime Scene
Module 2: Evidence
Module 3: Biological Evidence
Module 4: Non Biological Trace Evidence
Module 5: Fingerprint Evidence
Module 6: Ballistics Evidence
Module 7: Evidence of Arson
Module 8: Evidence at the Explosive Scene
Module 9: Forensic Pathology at the Crime Scene
Module 10: Forensic Pathology at the Mortuary
Module 11: Forensic Anthropology
Module 12: Forensic Odontology
Module 13: Forensic Entomology
Module 14: Forensic Botany
Module 15: Forensic Serology
Module 16: DNA Typing (Fingerprinting)
Module 17: Forensic Toxicology
Module 18: Forensic Firearms Investigation
Module 19: Questioned Documents
Module 20: Forensic Vehicle Examination
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)
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your programme. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your coursework and answer any questions. Additionally our student support team are happy to offer help where needed by email or phone.
NCC originally stood for the National Consortium of FE (Further Education) Colleges. This brought together the FE Colleges to achieve the best provision. Regular national meetings were attended by both Colleges and Government agencies who funded them. This was very helpful to them both to best deliver training to their students.
For more than 25 years NCC has supplied FE Colleges with learning materials as well as student marketing.
NCC now specialise in online training of a very high quality to students both self-funded, paid for by schools, employers and training providers.
Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and you can study anytime, anyplace, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a job, family commitments, or any other commitment that won’t allow them time off to study.
Both our online and paper courses are completed via an online learning portal (LMS) which you can access after you receive your login details by email. Please ensure that you check your junk email if you do not receive your login details within 48 hours.
All learners will submit their assignments, receive feedback and correspond with their tutor directly through the LMS. If you require help from our support team, then simply email [email protected].
If you opt for the online course, you will not receive any course materials through the post. Everything is available via the LMS.
If you opt for the paper version, you are simply paying for a study book to be printed and posted to your home, or place of work. You will use this book as a reference guide, but you will still be required to upload your assignments and correspond with your tutor via the LMS.
If you are unable to access our online LMS, we do have alternative options available, so please email [email protected] in order to request further support.
To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy now’ button against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone, call 0333 3445 690 and speak to one of our expert course advisors.
The cost largely depends on the type and size of the course. The course cost is determined by the expenses associated with its provision, taking into consideration the course's size and complexity, development costs, the presence of a study materials, and the level of tutor support required. Some courses also necessitate additional in-person assessments by assessors, which incur additional expenses and consequently affect the course's cost.
All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.
Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course require an external invigilated assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.
Once you've chosen your course, you have two options for enrolment:
- You can purchase the course online by clicking the "Buy now" button, which will enrol you automatically.
- Alternatively, you can call our helpline at 0333 3445 690, and our expert course advisors will assist you in signing up for the course and arrange for the delivery of any requested additional learning materials to your address.
All courses are available to purchase in full or via affordable monthly payments over 12 months. A £29 non-refundable deposit is required for monthly payments, and you will be required to set up a monthly direct debit.
We do not require you to complete a credit check to sign up for monthly payments.
We guarantee that you will receive any course materials ordered within 5 working days of registering, but for many of our courses it may take no more than 48 hours.
The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study book within our stated period.
All the relevant information required to complete your course is available via the LMS. Additional research via the internet is encouraged, depending on the level you are working at, to bolster knowledge of the subject area.
There is no requirement to purchase any additional materials.
You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor whom you can contact through the Learning Management System (LMS) for assistance and guidance on any course-related matters. Your tutor will only initiate contact in response to your messages. If you encounter any difficulties reaching your tutor, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]
Many courses require you to submit work to your tutor during the period of study, and your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback to you within 10 working days. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.
Please note that the course includes tutor support for a duration of 12 months. If you require additional time, please inform us, and we will make every effort to provide you with an option for a paid extension, if feasible, to assist you in completing your course.
Please be aware that our tutors are actively assisting multiple learners, and to ensure they are not inundated with excessive workloads, we have implemented a policy limiting learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time. We recommend that you upload your completed units as you finish them. This way, you can benefit from your tutor's feedback to enhance your future assignment submissions.
Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 10 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.
Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.
Kindly note that our tutors are currently supporting multiple learners simultaneously. In order to maintain a balanced workload for them, we have established a policy that restricts learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time.
Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course. Your end of support date is when you need to have your course copmpleted by in order to be able to be certificated, this is usually 12 months from purchase.
The duration of the course is largely down to you. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.
We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.
All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.
Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.
Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.
If in doubt, please email [email protected], NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.
All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are: https://www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/awarding-organisations
Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows, but we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.
The good news is that if your circumstances change you can always take a limited break and come back to your studies to save your paid for support.
If you decide to enrol on more than one course at the same time, speak to our enquiries team for any bundle deals or offers.
Certainly, in most instances, there are no geographical constraints on where you can undertake your studies. However, it's important to note that specific courses may be subject to geographical limitations imposed by the Awarding Organisation, and these restrictions will be clearly stated in the course description.
You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.
Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.
If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you may return the materials within 14 days, provided you have not yet submitted any coursework for evaluation. Please note that you will be responsible for covering the return shipping costs. We will refund your payment, minus a non-refundable deposit of £29. Additionally, you have the option to select an alternative course that better matches your goals and aspirations.
For any help on cancelling your course please email [email protected], we will only deal with cancellation enquiries via email.
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