Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Short Course, Hobby Course

Subject Area

Law & Criminology

Start Date

January and April

Course Length

10 Weeks






In-House Certificate

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Who is this course for?

The course is for 19+ adult learners who have an interest in criminology, crime scene investigation and forensics. This is ideal for those either wanting to pursue a career in criminology or who may be advancing onto university to study a similar field. However, this course is also perfectly suitable for those who have a keen interest in criminology, via the media and television series/documentaries.

What do you need to apply for the course?

No previous qualifications are essential, although a Level 1/2 qualification in English would be recognised as being advantageous.
You must have previously completed the ‘Introduction to Criminal Investigation – Part 1’ 10 week course. Alternatively, you could complete a more intense programme, with Part 1 and 2 alongside each other.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Learners will study the key areas of a crime scene; focusing on the areas such as DNA, fingerprinting and blood spatter. You will study how to package evidence ready for forensic examination. Not only will you investigate how to retrieve evidence securely but also put this knowledge into practice within a staged crime scene.

How you will learn

Learners will have a blend of theoretical learning that is endorsed by practical application over a 10 week period. Learners will be asked to complete three written and one practical assessment.

Where could this course take you?

Completion of this 10 week course would enable you to progress onto the ‘Criminal Profiling – Part 3’ course, for a reduced cost.
These Criminology short-courses could be of real benefit to your CV if you wish to pursue a career in criminology or who may be advancing onto university to study a similar field. It may even be a method of completing required Continuing Professional Development (CPD), if you are already practising as a criminology professional and/or student.
Alternatively, it may simply satisfy your intrigue and fascination, after all the concept of criminology is revealed to us all on a daily basis via the media.

What costs will you incur?

Course fee is £149