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.
A range of pathways are available:
- One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including Science, and English and Maths. Life experience will be taken into account when considering applications from mature students. A satisfactory reference is also required.