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.