The course combines science and social science, both 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.
- One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths
- 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
- 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 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including Science, English and Maths. 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.