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How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation?

The forensic and criminology sector is diverse and wide-ranging, with a wide range of occupations for graduate entry including forensic laboratories, the police force and the probation service. The Level 3Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation is a qualification for post-16 students wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education. The qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A levels, and it has been designed as a full two-year programme.

Everyone taking this qualification will study seven mandatory units, covering the following content areas:
● Principles and applications of science
● Practical scientific procedures and techniques
● Science investigation skills
● Forensic investigation procedures in practice
● Applications of criminology
● Criminal investigation procedures in practice
● Applications of criminal and forensic psychology.

What makes Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation at #H6 different?

  • You will attend workshops with criminals who have been rehabilitated
  • You visit the Freud Museum to look at the life and works of a key psychologist
  • You go on a research field trip to investigate human behaviour
  • There are talks from experts within mental health and Probation services.

How Will I be Assessed?

A combination of internal assessments, which are set and marked by teachers, and external assessments which are set and marked by the examining body. Mandatory units have a combination of internal and external assessments, all optional units are internally assessed.


Progression to employment following further study at university onto different Forensic Science or Criminology degrees. However, it also supports students progressing directly to employment, as the transferable knowledge, understanding and skills will give successful students an advantage when applying for a range of entry level industry training programmes and/or Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as laboratory technician or forensic technician.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE grades 9-4, including minimum grade 5 in English or Maths. Or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction including a 5 in English and Maths.


Forensic and Criminal Investigation
Haringey Sixth Form College
White Hart Lane
N17 8HR

Tel. 020 8376 6000
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