Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Level 3

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Level 3

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.† You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to help solve crimes and you enjoy using your observation skills, this could be the course for you. Crime Scene Investigators locate, record and recover evidence from crime scenes.

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Level 3 focuses on the work of forensic science professionals, taking you through crime scene management.

On this course study the collection of biological evidence such as DNA and fingerprinting as well as the methods of collecting evidence from a crime scene where there is a body present. Your course will either be emailed to you or posted and you can do this course at your own pace.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


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Unit 1: An Introduction to Forensic Science
What is Forensic Science?
Locardís Principle of Exchange
The beginnings of forensic science
Who and what?
Specialist forensic services

Unit 2: Scene Management
Identifying a crime scene
The location of the scene
Crime scene procedures

Unit 3: Crime Scene Evidence Part 1 - Biological Evidence
Key areas of biological forensic evidence
DNA Extraction
Blood spatter analysis

Unit 4: Crime Scene Evidence Part 2 - Body Crime Scene
Removing forensic evidence from a body
Fingerprints from the deceased
Making an impression
Crime scene risk assessments
Legislation affecting the recovery of forensic evidence

Unit 5: Evidence Handling
Packaged for success
Recovering the item
Sealing and labelling evidence
Reporting the findings
Different forms of packaging
Chain of Evidence

Unit 6: Presenting and Preparing Evidence for Court
Writing a Statement
ADVOCATE: assessing witness reliability
The court system

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).

The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by OSC which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.


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