This course leads to a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science Level 3, equivalent to three A levels, and includes a brand-new pathway for those interested in a career in forensics. You will enhance your knowledge and understanding of science, through both theoretical study and practical experimentation, and gain a broad range of skills which will benefit you in future employment, such as communicating and working within a team, laboratory techniques, science investigation skills, learning to conduct independent investigation and timekeeping.
Work placement opportunities: Smithers Group, AstraZeneca, BUPA, NHS, FIS, Protolabs, Lighting Industry Association
Progressing to: Science-based degree, higher apprenticeship or employment – forensic scientists can earn up to £50,000
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths. Science GCSE is also needed for the forensicpathway