You will get the chance to study in our modern laboratories using excellent equipment including finger printing and forgery detection apparatus and microbiological facilities including aseptic work spaces, cultures and fermentation equipment. Previous students have had work experience with paramedics, at hospital laboratories, an Arson Unit and forensic departments at QinetiQ and De La Rue. There are also visits to outside laboratories and local fire stations to see forensics in practice, with guest speakers including Forensic Collision Investigation Unit.

Career Opportunities: DNA Geneticist, Lab Technicians in a range of sectors, Petrochemical Industry, Police Forensics

Going to University: Forensic Science, Psychology, Criminology, Law, Biological or Biomedical Sciences, Health Science

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Student Profile.

Name: Matt Kirby
Course: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics)
School: Brighton Hill School

Matt thoroughly enjoyed the Forensics course at BCoT, which has helped him get the job he has today working as a Chemical Consultant.

“The course provided me with all the building blocks I needed to go to university and helped me to think, process and execute daily tasks. It has taken me from my humble beginnings sifting through crime scenes and doing weird and wonderful experiments in the lab, to becoming well versed in analytical chemistry and chemical engineering."

“Without a doubt, my classmates and teachers made the BCoT experience for me; some of us are still in touch. One of my favourite memories was a trip to AWE, meeting the MoD team and getting a glimpse of how they operate. We got to partake in a mock criminal investigation the MoD way, which was really interesting and thought provoking.

“I highly recommend BCoT - the teachers, the environment and the friends you will make on the way are priceless and will stand you in such good stead for your future.”

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