Overview top

This programme is designed to give you a broad understanding and hands on experience of the latest forensic and criminal investigation methods used in the world today. Over the course of the one year programme you’ll have the opportunity to study everything from practical scientific procedures to forensic photography and traffic collision investigation methods. You’ll spend time in our state of the art super laboratory learning to use industry standard equipment and approaches adopted by policing forces all over the world.

You will study a number of mandatory modules which will include:

  • Principles and Applications Science

  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

  • Science Investigation Skills

  • Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice

In addition, a number of optional units will also be studied, including:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems

  • Environmental Forensics

  • Forensic Fire Investigation

  • Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation

  • Forensic Photography

  • Forensic Genetics

Entry Requirements top

5 GCSEs grade A-C (9-4), including maths, English and science.

Assessment top

There are two externally set assignments, alongside internal assignments.

Professional Opportunities top

Successful learners can apply to continue studying on the Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation programme here at South Tyneside College and progress to year 2 of the programme. Alternatively, they may be able to progress to higher education programmes. Full advice and guidance on progression routes and opportunities will be offered throughout the programme.