Access to Professions in Forensics

Access courses are equivalent to three A-Levels. The course lasts for one year and on completion students typically go directly to a HE course.

This is a Level 3 course in Forensic Science where you will be building on your existing skills and knowledge in science and mathematics to study the three sciences of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and also elements of Criminology at an advanced level. You will study the basic theoretical aspects of all three sciences and apply them in practical laboratory experiments or research work from different online and printed sources. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to apply your physics, chemistry and biology skills to investigate a mock crime scene.


You will study a total of 60 credits including 45 graded credits and 15 ungraded credits. The 45 graded credits will be divided into mainly physics, chemistry and biology, and some criminology. The 15 graded credits will come from a range of developmental units involving mathematical, communication and research skills.

In addition to the above, you will also study a number of core skills units which will enable you to develop the academic skills necessary for
studying on the Access to HE course and beyond.


Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to HE study in areas such as forensic sciences, criminology, biology, chemistry, radiography, biomedical sciences, health sciences, sport sciences, other healthcare related courses and a range of academic courses.


You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These will include written assignments, tests, laboratory practical work and presentations.
The assessments take place throughout the course.


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09:00 - 16:30


Avaliable at: Pendleton Sixth Form College


Course: £3,384.00