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Forensic Science at QLS Level 3

Forensic Science at QLS Level 3
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£320.00

This course is available in Paper format and Online.

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By taking our Forensic Science course, you will gain a thorough understanding of relevant aspects of Criminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, as well as an introduction to the world of forensics. Forensic Science is a fascinating subject.

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Introduction

Forensic Science at QLS Level 3

Course code: CFP02

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3

  • Forensic means “in the service of law”. To study forensics involves the application of knowledge to legal issues. The term is derived from the Latin word forensis, which means ‘in open court, public’.
  • Forensic science is concerned with using scientific methods either in public, in a court, or in the justice system as a whole. In fact, any science used for the purposes of the law is forensic science. The prime function of Forensic Scientists is to provide evidence to support criminal investigations.
  • Drugs, violence, property crime, hi-tech crime detection is all about the appliance of forensic science. Now you can study this fascinating subject in your own time, at your own pace, from your own home, thanks to this excellent course.

Content

Introduction

  • Computer Forensics
  • Forensic Accountancy
  • Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Forensic Dentistry
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Graphology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Blood Groups
  • Body Fluids
  • Toxicology
  • Fingerprints
  • DNA
  • Forensic Ballistics & Ballistic Fingerprinting
  • Hair and Fibres
  • Criminal Profiling

Crime Scene

  • Establishing the crime scene
  • Securing and protecting the scene
  • Collecting and categorising the evidence.
  • Forensic and medical photography
  • Bloodstains
  • Tyre tracks
  • Soil
  • Toxic Gasses
  • Trace evidence
  • Hair and fibres
  • DNA
  • Insects and flies

The Criminal Case

  • Evidence
  • Asphyxiation
  • Rape
  • Blunt force
  • Suffocation
  • Strangulation
  • Wounding
  • Electrocution
  • Drowning
  • Defensive wounds
  • Crime scene reconstruction
  • Face reconstruction
  • Expert witnesses

The Future of Forensics

  • Low copy number DNA
  • Lie detection
  • Digital Forensics
  • Water and Forensics
  • Bleaching
  • Familial DNA

Qualification Information

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).

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

 

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

 

 

 

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.