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1Course Overview

Forensic Ballistics Level 3

Course code: NC010

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Boost your knowledge of the role of a forensic firearm examiner, from home!

This course gives you a comprehensive and full understanding of ballistics, covering the types of evidence related to firearms crime and how this role is important in uncovering crime.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to boost their knowledge in forensic ballistics
  • Learners that want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to work as a forensic firearms expert/scientist
  • Those who want to progress in their current career

This course allows you to:

  • Explore types of firearms and ammunition
  • Gain an insight into scene examination and firearms recovery
  • Study from home at your own pace
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2Course Content
  • Module 1 - History of firearms and firearms law
  • Module 2 - Firearms and ammunition safety
  • Module 3 - Types of firearms and ammunition
  • Module 4 - Overview of the role of a forensic firearm examiner
  • Module 5 - Scene examination and firearms recovery
  • Module 6 - Examination of firearms and ammunition
  • Module 7 - Comparison of cartridge cases and bullets
  • Module 8 - Determination of range of fire (firearms residue, (FDR)) and trajectories
  • Module 9 - Firearms intelligence
  • Module 10 - Gunshot residue (GSR)
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination 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 200 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

The study method information may vary depending on supplier, so just check on their website.

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 emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre.

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. 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 training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course, so you can start straight away.

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. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

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
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. This course is assessed based on your tutor marked assignments.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificate.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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