Your courses:

BTEC Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

You will study subjects such as principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures and techniques, forensic investigation and procedures in practice.
You will need to achieve seven mandatory units and six optional units.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths, English and Science or equivalent Level 2 qualification.

Fees information

The course fees are listed in the course information box below. You could be entitled to have your fees waived if you are aged 19-23 and do not have a full level 3 qualification or you are aged 24+ and unemployed. Please contact Students Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1DY. Tel 01793 491591 or e-mail for details. For 19+ Students you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with the cost of the course. Please click here for more information

What do I need to bring?

Notepad and pen

Assessment/Exam information

There will be both internally and externally assessments, including a synoptic assessment. You must complete and achieve at pass grade or above for all the units studied.

Other information

This will be discussed at your interview where applicable

What can I do next?

Higher Education courses such as Forensic Science, or Pharmacy Studies at University. Employment working in a variety of study related areas.

Qualification description

Btec Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Analytical and Forensic Science)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks 03 Sep 2018 26 Jun 2020 Tuition fee: £3,260.00
Award body exam fee: £240.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 30.00
Study days: 5 DAYS

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ will pay tuition fees, plus exam, registration and material costs.

There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.

Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff in our Student Finance office or call 01793 491591 for more information.

Please be aware course fees are subject to change and may vary due to cost increase from suppliers and number of enrolments.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at:
Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY.
Tel. 01793 491591 or email