BTEC Nationals Forensic and Criminal Investigation

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Unit 3 practical task available now

Part P – Teacher & Technician Notes and Guidance for the Unit 3 (31619H) Practical Task for the BTEC 2016 Nationals in Applied Science has now been posted on the Secure Tests area of the website for the January 2020 sitting.

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Foundation Diploma 

Teaching from: September 2017
External assessment from: January 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 to 2022 results)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression to an apprenticeship or entry level employment in the forensics sector.

Learners must not register on both the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science and the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation, due to overlap of content and assessment. 

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National Foundation Diploma in Forensic Investigation
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Diploma

Teaching from: September 2018
External assessment from: January 2019 
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2020 to 2022 results)

Designed to be the substantive part of a 16–19 study programme for learners who want a strong core of sector study. The qualification may be complemented with other BTEC Nationals or A Levels to support progression to higher education courses in forensics and criminology. 

Learners must not register on both the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science and the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation, due to overlap of content and assessment. 

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National Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation
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Extended Diploma

Teaching from: September 2018 
External assessment from: January 2019 
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2020 to 2022 results)

Designed as a two-year, full-time course, the qualification is for learners who aim to progress to higher education to study forensic science, criminology, criminal and forensic psychology or other related degrees.

Learners must not register on both the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science and the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation, due to overlap of content and assessment. 

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National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation
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