Forensic Investigation

Forensic Investigation

The BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in forensic investigation is designed for students who enjoy science and want to extend their knowledge further. You will develop your understanding through practical and theory work which works around a scenario or vocational context.

Level 3 Foundation Diploma is studied over two years and is equivalent to 1.5 GCE A level. (Some study may be outside of normal school times).

The requirements of the qualification will mean learners develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by both higher education and employers.

For example, carrying out practical laboratory tasks and planning forensic investigations.
The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements for many relevant courses.

When combined with other qualifications in a two year study programme, such as A levels or another BTEC Level 3 examples include:

• a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in health and social care, learners can progress to nursing and health care courses.

• an A level in chemistry and A level in mathematics, learners can progress to an environmental or forensic science course.



This course is for students interested in the study of crime and the impact that such studies have on society.

From learning theories of criminality to analysing criminal situations and making recommendations for policy through to examining information to review verdicts in criminal cases.

Throughout the course students will learn to differentiate between myth and reality when it comes to crime and to recognise that common representations may be misleading and inaccurate. They develop skills in reviewing criminal cases, evaluating the evidence in the cases to determine whether the verdict is safe and just and understanding of the organisations which are part of our system of social control and their effectiveness in achieving their objectives.

The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in criminology is mainly to use the qualification to support access to higher education degree courses, such as:

• BSc Criminology
• BA Criminology
• BA Criminology and Criminal Justice
• BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
• LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
• BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
• BA (Hons) Criminology
• BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
• BSc Criminology with Law.

Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Children’s Play, Learning and Development

The study of human development is a rich and varied subject.

Children’s play, learning and development focusses on the areas of physical growth and development, cognitive ability, the acquisition of language and social and emotional advances from birth to eight years. Choosing this qualification enables learners to acquire the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and in depth understanding required for a future career working alongside children.

The course has been closely developed in conjunction with a range of experts from professional bodies within the child development sectors and is widely recognized by both higher education establishments and industry allowing an excellent pathway to either.

This course enables a wide and varied range of transferable skills to be acquired and therefore progression to either higher education, early years educator apprenticeships or full employment are all post study outcomes. Careers in childhood studies, primary education, early years, midwifery or Pediatric nursing are just a handful of opportunities opened up by this course.

Live virtual talk for students considering Oxbridge

Live Virtual Talk for students considering Oxbridge

On Monday, 30th November, we will be hosting a live virtual talk delivered by the University of Oxford for those who are considering applying to Oxbridge (Oxford or Cambridge Universities) next year.

The talk will help you to start thinking about the types of things you can be doing to support your application and enhance your chances of success. It will also cover the opportunities available at Oxford and Cambridge.

Any students interested should email our Careers Leader, Mrs Naomi Smy, to confirm their attendance and receive more details –