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Forensic Science Level 3 QLS Course

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£429

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 3 Certificate

Study Hours

80 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Forensic Science Level 3 Online Course

Forensic Science Level 3 QLS Course

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£429

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 3 Certificate

Study Hours

80 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Course Information

In this Distance Learning Forensic Science Level 3 course we will examine the fascinating subject of Forensic Science, which can be simply defined as the application of science to the law.

In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for, and examination of, physical traces which may be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or the victim. Such traces commonly include blood and any other body fluids, hairs, textile fibres from clothing etc., materials used in buildings such as paint and glass, footwear, tool and tyre marks, flammable substances used to start fires and so on.

Sometimes scientists will have to visit the scene itself to advise about likely sequence of events, any indicators as to who the perpetrator might be, and to join in the initial search for evidence. Other forensic scientists analyse suspected drugs of abuse, specimens from people thought to have taken them or to have been driving after drinking too much alcohol, or to have been poisoned. Yet others may specialise in firearms, explosives, or documents whose authenticity is in question.

In civil cases forensic scientists may become involved in some of the same sorts of examinations and analyses but directed to resolving any disputes as to, for example, the cause of a fire or a road accident for which damages are being claimed.

Forensic scientists can appear for either side – the prosecution or the defence in criminal matters, and plaintiff or defendant in civil ones. They tend to present their findings and opinions in written form either as formal statements of evidence or reports. Sometimes they are required to attend court to give their evidence in person. However, the evidence is produced and whether supporting the case for the prosecution or the defence, the evidence collected and presented by forensic scientists is subject to the rules of evidence and provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. For this reason the importance of the continuity of the chain of evidence will be stressed throughout this course..

What can you do with Forensic Science Level 3?

In order to become a Forensic Scientist you would need to progress onto a degree in either forensic science or another science based subject.

You could also start as a forensics lab support assistant.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. It 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.

Syllabus

You will need to cover six modules which are:

  • Locard’s Exchange Principle within the context of Elizabeth’s crime scene
  • Importance of protecting the crime scene
  • Tracing evidence to establish cause and time of death
  • Approaches that could be used in establishing time of death
  • Psychological theories to gain offender characteristics from a crime scene
  • Profiling approaches including; Routine Activity Theory, statistics
  • Evaluating theories
  • Applying theories to cases: kidnap, murder, arson or sniper
  • Defining victimology
  • Victimology’s contribution to crime scene analysis from a forensic victimologist perspective
  • Theories of victimology
  • Victim precipitation
  • Routine activity theory
  • Stockholm syndrome
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Creating a hypothetical profile
  • Characteristics of the psychopath
  • Highlighting characteristics using Hare’s PCL-R
  • Gender differences in characteristics and criminal behaviour
  • Difficulty in interrogating and obtaining a confession from an identified psychopath
  • Outlining prisoners’ rights to mental healthcare
  • Mental Health Act 1983 and the changes in 2007
  • The directive from the Department of Health, 2014
  • Biological treatments for prisoners diagnosed with mental health issues
  • Psychological treatments for prisoners diagnosed with mental health issues
  • Treating criminals with severe mental disorders effectively

Difference between the retributional and reformative approach to punishment
Theories
Statistical evidence
Moral and ethical issues of bringing back capital punishment in the UK

Assessments

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

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

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.

Will I need to pay anything else?

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 12 months.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Registration with the awarding body and your final Certificate.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

If we have given you the option of “online” or “paper” at the top of the page next to the enrolment fee, you will be able to choose one or the other.  If no option is available, it means that the course offered is online only.

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

We understand that circumstances change and sometimes things can take a little longer. If you go over the course period then talk to us. We can normally extend your support for a small additional fee.

You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to help you through your assignments.

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.