BTEC Nationals Forensic and Criminal Investigation
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Specification update: December 2017
We've made some minor amends to our BTEC National in Forensics and Criminal Investigations:
- Unit 1, Learning Aim B3 change to wording. Please see the Erratum Notice under Course Materials for more details.
- Unit 1 assessment length has been extended to 2 hours. The number of questions and marks has not changed.
We've also resubmitted the Diploma and Extended Diploma to the DfE for approval on the post-16 performance tables in England (2020 results). This includes a change to the assessment of Unit 5 and Unit 7, which are both now single part tasks. Please see the updated specification and SAMs for more information.
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Teaching from: September 2017
External assessment from: January 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019)
Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.
Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the forensics sector.