Forensic Science Online Course

Forensic Science

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 6 units
  • 150 guided learning hours

Forensic Science

About the Level 3 Forensic Science Certificate

When science is applied to criminal and civil law, we call it forensic science. Thanks to TV programs such as CSI, careers in forensic science are becoming increasingly fashionable. However, what the TV doesn't tell you is that experts in forensics must be rigorously disciplined, have a sharp eye for detail and possess an analytic mind capable of noticing minute elements.

If this sounds like something you might be good at, the Level 3 Forensic Science Certificate could help you towards your career goals. When you study an online forensic science course with Stonebridge College, you undertake six individual modules. These distance learning units cover everything from crime scene equipment to crime scene analysis techniques. The programme also teaches students how to investigate computer-based electronic evidence.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for individuals who want to work towards a forensics related career or pursue further study in a forensics related discipline. This qualification is also suitable for learners who want to nurture a personal interest in the field.

As with all our home study courses here at Stonebridge College, you do not need prior qualifications to enrol. All we ask is that you have an interest in forensic science, access to the internet, and the motivation to engage in home learning.

What happens after this course?

On successful completion of this distance learning course, students will be well versed in the basics of forensic science. They will be able to carry out a range of chemical, biological and physical techniques when they are applied to forensic analysis.

With this knowledge in hand, students may choose to embark on further study. Students who wish to become forensic scientists will first need a university degree. A distance learning qualification like this one will certainly help on the journey towards higher education.

Alternatively, students may choose to enter employment immediately after the course. This qualification could prepare you to apply for a number of supporting forensic roles. Jobs available to professionals who have studied forensic science include:

  • Forensic scientist
  • Forensics lab support assistant
  • Toxicologist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Introduction to forensic science

  • What is forensic science?
  • Scientific disciplines

o   Chemistry

o   Biology

o   Computing

 

Unit 2 Crime scene investigations

  • The role of the forensic science services
  • Health and Safety
  • Crime scene preservation
  • Documentation of the scene and its evidence
  • Recognition and recovery of physical evidence
  • Transportation and storage and of evidence
  • Chain of custody

 

Unit 3 Investigating computer based electronic evidence

  • Gathering digital forensic evidence
  • Common types of storage devices
  • Recovering and packaging of digital evidence
  • Transporting digital evidence
  • Written records
  • Principles of gathering digital forensic evidence

 

Unit 4 Crime scene equipment

  • General equipment
  • Optional equipment
  • Specialised equipment

 

Unit 5 Analysis of crime scene evidence

  • Inspect and prepare submitted items
  • A range of chemical, biological and physical techniques applied to forensic analysis

o   DNA analysis

o   Body fluid analysis

o   Blood stain pattern analysis

o   Fingerprint analysis

o   Physical impression and imprints analysis

o   Trace evidence analysis

o   Arson analysis

o   Explosives analysis

o   Ballistics analysis

o   Drug analysis

o   Documents analysis

o   Digital equipment analysis

  • Interpreting results

Unit 6 Presentation of evidence

  • Presenting findings
  • Written and oral skills
  • Computing skills

 

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Forensic Science

About the Level 3 Forensic Science Certificate

When science is applied to criminal and civil law, we call it forensic science. Thanks to TV programs such as CSI, careers in forensic science are becoming increasingly fashionable. However, what the TV doesn't tell you is that experts in forensics must be rigorously disciplined, have a sharp eye for detail and possess an analytic mind capable of noticing minute elements.

If this sounds like something you might be good at, the Level 3 Forensic Science Certificate could help you towards your career goals. When you study an online forensic science course with Stonebridge College, you undertake six individual modules. These distance learning units cover everything from crime scene equipment to crime scene analysis techniques. The programme also teaches students how to investigate computer-based electronic evidence.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for individuals who want to work towards a forensics related career or pursue further study in a forensics related discipline. This qualification is also suitable for learners who want to nurture a personal interest in the field.

As with all our home study courses here at Stonebridge College, you do not need prior qualifications to enrol. All we ask is that you have an interest in forensic science, access to the internet, and the motivation to engage in home learning.

What happens after this course?

On successful completion of this distance learning course, students will be well versed in the basics of forensic science. They will be able to carry out a range of chemical, biological and physical techniques when they are applied to forensic analysis.

With this knowledge in hand, students may choose to embark on further study. Students who wish to become forensic scientists will first need a university degree. A distance learning qualification like this one will certainly help on the journey towards higher education.

Alternatively, students may choose to enter employment immediately after the course. This qualification could prepare you to apply for a number of supporting forensic roles. Jobs available to professionals who have studied forensic science include:

  • Forensic scientist
  • Forensics lab support assistant
  • Toxicologist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Introduction to forensic science

  • What is forensic science?
  • Scientific disciplines

o   Chemistry

o   Biology

o   Computing

 

Unit 2 Crime scene investigations

  • The role of the forensic science services
  • Health and Safety
  • Crime scene preservation
  • Documentation of the scene and its evidence
  • Recognition and recovery of physical evidence
  • Transportation and storage and of evidence
  • Chain of custody

 

Unit 3 Investigating computer based electronic evidence

  • Gathering digital forensic evidence
  • Common types of storage devices
  • Recovering and packaging of digital evidence
  • Transporting digital evidence
  • Written records
  • Principles of gathering digital forensic evidence

 

Unit 4 Crime scene equipment

  • General equipment
  • Optional equipment
  • Specialised equipment

 

Unit 5 Analysis of crime scene evidence

  • Inspect and prepare submitted items
  • A range of chemical, biological and physical techniques applied to forensic analysis

o   DNA analysis

o   Body fluid analysis

o   Blood stain pattern analysis

o   Fingerprint analysis

o   Physical impression and imprints analysis

o   Trace evidence analysis

o   Arson analysis

o   Explosives analysis

o   Ballistics analysis

o   Drug analysis

o   Documents analysis

o   Digital equipment analysis

  • Interpreting results

Unit 6 Presentation of evidence

  • Presenting findings
  • Written and oral skills
  • Computing skills

 

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

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