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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
2.1 Science
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ001641
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

The range of units chosen for this Diploma will give a good overall view of the subject areaand will allow students to develop key skills within biology and chemistry which underpin the two subject areas of Forensics and Criminology.

Students will be able to see the links between the subjects and understand how they work together. The units will allow students to consider their options for further study and then progress onto policing studies, criminology or forensic studies undergraduate degrees whilst having given them a flavour of how the elements work together.

The ungraded units have been selected to provide underpinning skills which will support academic study, but will also provide students with relevant skills to continue onto these types of degrees.


Why choose this qualification?

Access to HE Forensics and Criminology

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve 27 credits from this group.

Careers within Forensic Science and Criminology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018994
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Chemical Basics and Atomic Structure

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006146
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Forensic Investigation Procedures

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU019008
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Introduction to Criminology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018992
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Quantitative Methods - Statistics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007442
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Research: Practical Investigation Project

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018310
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Graded Academic Optional

Students must achieve 18 credits from this group.

Anatomy and Physiology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006070
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Aspects of Social Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU005844
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Biochemistry in the Human Body

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006094
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Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU019000
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Circulation, Immunity and Homeostasis

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006178
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Criminal Investigation and the Criminal Justice System

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019010
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Digestive Processes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019002
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Environmental Forensics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019012
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Forensic Photography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019016
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Fundamental Concepts and Scientific Method in Biology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006307
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Fundamentals of Chemistry: Conducting Experiments

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019006
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Human Cardiac and Respiratory Systems

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018998
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Interpersonal Violence

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019945
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Introduction to Criminal Law

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018411
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Introduction to the Sociology of Crime and Deviance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006605
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Practical Chemical Analysis

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019014
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Practical Chemical Science for Health Studies

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006835
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The Blood

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU014056
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The Human Skeleton and Muscles

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019004
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The Psychology of Offender Profiling

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006333
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Understanding Genetics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018996
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Ungraded Units

Learners must complete a total of 15 credits from this group.

Ungraded Mandatory Units

Students must achieve 9 credits from this group.

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Spreadsheets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011467
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Ungraded Optional Units

Students must achieve 6 credits from this group.

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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Health and Safety in the Laboratory

Level:
Level 2
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018304
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Practical Science Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010772
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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QAA aim code

40007248

Target Groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE.
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.


Provider approval criteria

Computers, laboratory equipment


Successful completion criteria

It is recommended that the centre considers advising learner learners to attain maths, English or Science at grade C/4 or above prior to completion of the Diploma in order to support progression.

Progression Routes

Following successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma (Forensics and Criminology) learners may progress to the following:

BSc (Hons) Criminological Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminal Psychology
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Criminology
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Psychology


Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

Access to HE Quick Guides

Information for Access Centres

Access to HE Administration

Assignment briefs

Centres approved to deliver our Access to HE Diplomas can download assignment briefs for a selection of units in this Diploma. Assignment briefs can be downloaded by logging to Prism and locating the relevant unit. More assignment briefs are being added not all units currently have assignment briefs available.

The assignment briefs can be easily adapted to suit your needs. We recommend checking the rules of combination for the Diploma and adapting the brief accordingly.

To provide a flavour of what’s available, you can download the below samples for free:

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