Forensic Science Diploma Level 3


Forensic science involves using psychology, criminology and sociology as well as the physical and biological sciences to better understand how crimes have been committed, and of course to identify and apprehend those responsible. The Level 3 Certification you will gain is an excellent first step in this exciting career.

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About This Course

Delving into the world of forensic science can be both a rewarding and fascinating experience. By being able to understand the scientific, psychological, criminological and social aspects of a crime, you can make your mark in this field and make a real difference to criminal investigations.

In fact, our Forensic Science Level 3 endorsed course can introduce you to a variety of fields and topics within Forensic Science, as well as help you to achieve a breadth of criminology knowledge that will enable you to interpret and validate scientific findings.

From understanding the role of Forensic Scientists and how scientific methods and processes are just a fragment of the skills you’ll use during an investigation, to studying killing and psychopathy in the context of forensic investigations; by the end of this 1 year intense course you’ll be more than equipped to take your next step up the educational ladder.

All that is needed is just 80 hours of learning time, and on your own terms, to greatly improve your CV. No classrooms or examinations are required. Instead you can study from the comfort of your own home; at your own pace and gain a sound understanding of victimology and psychological explanation of crime.

And this is great news if you are taking your first steps back into education, as by allowing you to study from home, you can easily fit your studies around your current work commitments.

Course Benefits

In 6 compact units you will be able to delve deep into the world of Forensic Science, all whilst developing a keen understanding of what is expected should you choose to work in this fast paced field.

From discovering how suspects are interviewed and interrogated, to learning the various different scientific approaches used to analyse a crime scene; by the end of this course you will have achieved a deeper and more thorough knowledge of forensics. At the same time you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your competency of the theoretical knowledge and its application within the real world.

This course will:

  • Enable you to learn on your own time, on your own terms and from the comfort of your own home – all course materials will be emailed or mailed straight to your own home.
  • Free you from examinations and deadlines.
  • Give your career kick start it deserves.
  • Allow you to develop your knowledge, comprehension and understanding on all elements of Forensic Science.


Unit 1: Forensic Science Pioneers

Unit 2: Case Study 1 – The Bodies under the Bridge Case

Unit 3: Forensic Pathology, Anthropology and Biology

Unit 4: Case Study 2 The Body in the Carpet

Unit 5: Cranio-facial Reconstruction

Unit 6: Serology – DNA – Body Fluids

Unit 7: Case Study 3 – Who Killed Bambi?

Unit 8: Crime Scene Management

Unit 9: Ballistics, Fingerprints, Forensic Photography

Unit 10: Case Study 4 – Doctor Death

Unit 11: Forensic Toxicology, Documents and Computer Crime

Unit 12: Case Study 5 Miscarriages of Justice

Unit 13: The Chain of Evidence/ the Professionalisation of the Investigative Process

Unit 14: Case Study 6 Cold Cases

Unit 15: Careers in Forensics


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge and interpretation of the course materials supplied. These assignments will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking (by mail or by email).

No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience within Forensic Science is needed in order to enrol onto this course, meaning you can take your natural interest in this subject and use the skills you’ve acquired to take your first steps into this world.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from TQUK and a Learner Unit Summary. This will be a certificate in Forensic Science Level 3.

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It has been endorsed by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK), meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they – and the courses they offer – meet a high standard.

TQUK are a national awarding organisation that have spent years developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a diversity of different industries. They offer a large and diverse portfolio of Ofqual regulated qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for all ages and abilities post-14.


We may specialise in the provision of distance learning courses; however, at every opportunity we will endeavour to ensure that you always feel supported. From the guidance of our personal tutors who will use their expertise in this field to offer you valuable tips and feedback, to our student support team who will always be on hand to answer your questions; at no point in your studies will you ever be alone.

Accessible via mail and by email, their support is only one click away. So in the event you should need assistance with your assignments or have a question about the course; you can feel confident that they’ll always be ready, willing and able to answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No interest charged on monthly payments
  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully accredited by Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

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There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to pay between 3-12 months depending on what you choose.

Unlike other providers, we do not charge interest and there are no credit checks or application forms to complete!

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

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No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

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No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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This is a fully endorsed course, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

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