The course combines an intriguing mix of both science and social science, all of which focus on the diverse work carried out by laboratory scientists and enables students to gain both a theoretical and a practical feel for the lab science sector. Students benefit from having access to a crime scene room, enabling them to gain first-hand experience of forensic evidence collection, including DNA collection and blood splatter analysis.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- The application of science within the legal framework
- Searching for and examining physical traces
- Crime scene identification
- Establishing cause of incident
- Laboratory analysis
- The latest in industry best practice
- Science investigation
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years, depending on study programme.
Students who successfully complete this course can go on to study the subject at degree-level.
With further study you could enter into a career as a science technician, climate change analyst, forensic science analyst or chemist, biologist or biology teacher, or chemical engineer, plus many more.
Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, including Science, and English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications may be considered. Life experience will be taken into account when considering applications from mature students. One satisfactory reference is also required.
BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
George has a passion for science, in particular chemistry and biology, and is aiming to continue his studies at a higher level. He is also keen on a number of sports and has two part-time jobs, one as a lifeguard and one at his local pub.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: I really enjoy everything about Bishop Burton College. It has great facilities for all the courses available here, from the science laboratories to the sports facilities.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The best thing about my course is that we study a whole range of different subjects and I find them all very interesting. Also, the equipment we get to use is very good and we have a very modern and interesting range of facilities.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I would like to continue studying science as I have really enjoyed my first year at Bishop Burton College. When I have completed this course I would like to continue my studies at a higher level.