Forensic and Criminal Investigation at Career 6

Forensic and Criminal Investigation at Career 6 has been developed to work within the industry. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates are always in demand and find that they have a higher starting salary than most other graduates.

The skills you will develop throughout your studies will open doors to a broad range of career opportunities. Two of the main areas in this field that have seen a significant interest in recent years are within biomedical and forensic science.

The Extended Diploma course allows you to develop your skills and knowledge across all the sciences and to study specialised units covering forensics in the second year. These include research and analytical skills that are essential for any science-based employment.

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We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 4 in English Language, a grade 5 in Mathematics and two grade 5 in Science GCSEs.

Forensic and Criminal Investigation

What will I study?

You will study thirteen units over the two years which will result in three A Level equivalents. Your units will include: Practical Scientific Procedures, Science Investigation Skills and Forensic Investigation Procedures. These will help develop your practical and analytical skills.

You will have the opportunity to visit universities and employers to put these skills into practice and solve cases. In the second year, there will be a field trip to Romania to work with professionals there. This is a unique course that has been designed to meet the increasing demand for forensic scientists by employers including the police and investigation teams.

Additional options include:

  • Forensic Fire Investigation
  • Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Forensic Photography