Presentation on theme: "BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) All units are taught in an applied science."— Presentation transcript:
BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) All units are taught in an applied science context. Where possible a forensic science context is used.
Year 12 Applied Science Unit 1 Fundamentals of Science Unit 2 Working in the science industry Unit 4 Scientific practical techniques
Unit 1 Fundamentals of Science You will learn about the fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry and physics. You will also learn how scientists investigate and communicate. You will learn how to measure chemical quantities and how to use a microscope to identify different body cell and tissues. You will also investigate energy transfers.
Unit 2 – Working in the Science Industry You will learn how to follow laboratory procedures and how to communicate in a scientific workplace. You will research laboratory design, and design your own laboratory. You will learn about data storage and safety in a scientific workplace.
Unit 4 - Scientific Practical Techniques You will learn the practical techniques needed to work in a laboratory setting. The techniques will involve chemical analysis, separation of substances and assessment of the purity of the substance. You will also learn how to use scientific equipment and sensors
Year 13 Forensic Science Unit 5 Perceptions of science Unit 32 – Forensic evidence collection and analysis Plus one further unit will be completed from this list: -Using Science in the Workplace -Genetics and Genetic Engineering -Criminal Psychology -Criminology -Chemical Laboratory Techniques -Medical Physics Techniques
Unit 5 – Perceptions of science You will investigate how people, society and the media perceive and interact with forensic science. You will learn how scientific theories are developed, and how politics, commerce and the media influences forensic science. You will also investigate an ethical or moral issue in forensic science.
Unit 32 – Forensic evidence collection and analysis You will collect evidence from a fake crime scene. You will use chemical, biological and physical practical techniques to analyse evidence from a crime scene. You will also present your evidence as a court report.
Year 13 Forensic Science Plus one further unit will be completed from this list: -Using Science in the Workplace -Genetics and Genetic Engineering -Criminal Psychology -Criminology -Chemical Laboratory Techniques -Medical Physics Techniques
Progression Direct employment -police assistant scene of crime officer / forensic scientist -science laboratory work Further study -University study in Forensic Science, Criminal Psychology, Criminology -Science based courses eg nursing, vet nursing, applied science, dental nursing
South west has 5 police forces with 400 people employed in forensics There are also independent / private forensics labs