1Course Overview

Crime Scene Investigation CSI Level 3

Course code: OSC1020

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Gain a fascinating insight into Crime Scene Investigation.

This is an ideal course for those interested in working within forensic science, criminology, the police force and the criminal justice system. It is designed for those who wish to have a broad knowledge base of how crime scenes are investigated and dealt with.

This course focuses on the work of forensic science professionals, taking you through crime scene management and what procedures are necessary for a thorough crime scene investigation.

You will study the collection of biological evidence such as DNA and fingerprinting, and the proper methods of collecting evidence from crime scenes where there is a dead body present.

The course will finally conclude with an outline of how evidence from a CSI case is presented in a court room before a judge.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework is delivered by post or via email, so handing in an  assignment is simple. You will also have a personal tutor who will be there to offer you support every step of the way.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: An Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Introduction
  • What is Forensic Science?
  • Locards Principle of Exchange
  • The beginnings of forensic science
  • Who and what?
  • Specialist forensic services
Unit 2: Scene Management
  • Introduction
  • Identifying a crime scene
  • The location of the scene
  • Crime scene procedures
Unit 3: Crime Scene Evidence Part 1 - Biological Evidence
  • Key areas of biological forensic evidence
  • DNA
  • DNA Extraction
  • Fingerprints
  • Odontology
  • Blood spatter analysis
Unit 4: Crime Scene Evidence Part 2 − Body Crime Scene
  • Removing forensic evidence from a body
  • DNA
  • Fingerprints from the deceased
  • Fibres
  • Making an impression
  • Crime scene risk assessments
  • Legislation affecting the recovery of forensic evidence
Unit 5: Evidence Handling
  • Packaged for success
  • Recovering the item
  • Sealing and labelling evidence
  • Reporting the findings
  • Different forms of packaging
  • Chain of Evidence
Unit 6: Presenting and Preparing Evidence for Court
  • Introduction
  • Writing a Statement
  • ADVOCATE: assessing witness reliability
  • The court system
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free.. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Crime Scene Investigation Level 3 certification.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

5Reviews

Contacted my tutor once so far and received a reply within less than an hour

I am just at the beginning and found the study materials to be good. Contacted my tutor once so far and received a reply within less than an hour, so I thought it was excellent. I just realised how much I was interested in crime stories and how they were investigated. The most fascinating ones are the ones without closure I must say. Definitely, I would recommend Open Study College to a friend. So far, my experience has been a positive one. 

- Manuel Goncalves
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