Forensic Science DiplomaOpen Study Courses
- Distance learning
- 360 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent. The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Forensic Science and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
NCFE & EDL Diploma
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Professional Diploma in Forensic Science. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Forensic Science is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Forensic Science Diploma course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
In this course we will examine the fascinating subject of Forensic Science. Forensic science can be simply defined as the application of science to the law. In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for, and examination of, physical traces which might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim. Such traces commonly include blood and other body fluids, hairs, textile fibres from clothing etc., materials used in buildings such as paint and glass, footwear, tool and tyre marks, flammable substances used to start fires and so on.
Sometimes the scientist will visit the scene itself to advise about likely sequence of events, any indicators as to who the perpetrator might be, and to join in the initial search for evidence. Other forensic scientists analyse suspected drugs of abuse, specimens from people thought to have taken them or to have been driving after drinking too much alcohol, or to have been poisoned. Yet others specialise in firearms, explosives, or documents whose authenticity is questioned.
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by NCFE & EDL as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
We recommend you spend approximately 360 hours of your time studying for the Forensic Science Course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 7 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 14 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Professional Diploma in Forensic Science in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Forensic Science and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Professional Diploma in Forensic Science home study course is Rs. 40,027, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 32,022 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also avail a 10% discount if you opt to pay in 50/50. You can enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 18,012 and one payment of Rs. 18,012 next month.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 16,011 and then 4 equal payments of Rs. 6,004 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
NCFE Diploma in Forensic Science
EDL Professional Diploma in Forensic Science
This is a dual certification course. Successful Learners will be awarded an international qualification from NCFE and a professional Award from your college EDL. Fees for both are included in the course fee.
A Professional Diploma in Forensic Science will improve your career opportunities, job prospects and provide a foundation for further education not only in India but in the US, Australia the UK and the rest of Europe.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by NCFE and EDL.
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATH
Forensic scientists locate, examine and compare traces of physical evidence for use in courts of law. They use the principles of biology, chemistry, physics and maths to obtain and analyse evidence from a variety of sources, including blood and other body fluids, hairs, textile fibres, paint, glass fragments and tyre marks. As a forensic scientist, the main focus of your work would be looking for evidence to identify a suspect, test proposed scenarios, determine whether or not there is evidence to link an item or suspect with a crime scene, or interpret analytical findings. However, your duties could vary depending on your specialism and may include some of the following: blood grouping DNA profiling detecting body fluids and where possible commenting on body fluid distribution examining and interpreting blood patterns on clothing, items or at a scene in an attempt to comment on how that blood was distributed examining and interpreting damage on clothing and other items identifying and quantifying drugs and poisons in body fluids and interpreting the effect these may have in terms of toxicity and behaviour identifying and comparing various materials, including fibres, glass, oils and lubricants, paints and soils, firearms discharge residue examining damage/tool marks and comparing with the suspect tool examining and comparing footwear mark impressions analysing handwriting, signatures, ink and paper (known as questioned documents) providing expert advice on explosives, firearms and ballistics identifying and quantifying controlled substances.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Forensic Science home study course and earn your award:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
2. A full range of student services, including:
Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
Guide to Effective Study Techniques
How to approach exams without fear
3. An NCFE Quality Assured Diploma upon course completion.
4. An EDL Professional Diploma upon course completion.
5. One year educational support by e-mail, post, or fax.
6. Free postage and packaging
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 10 days your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
Work placements: Forensic Scientist
Contact person: Student Support Team