Around 20 per cent of the UK workforce are in science-related careers and there is a shortage of people with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) skills.
If you are interested in how science can unlock the secrets of a crime scene, then our courses are for you. It's not just the Police who use CSI trained staff: The Fire Service, Prisons, Customs, UK Border Agency, Private Investigation Companies and many more sectors deploy trained staff. Forensic scientists include:
- DNA Experts
- Ballistics Experts
You can study practical, hands-on course which can lead you to work or to university to study for a degree. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science at Level 3 is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
You study in our bio-technology labs and workshops, including our regional Gazelle Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) Centre which was opened by Carol Vorderman MBE in October 2013. The Centre is the only one of its kind in London.
You will use state-of-the-art equipment such as gel electrophoresis used in genetic fingerprinting.