Dunboyne College of Further EducationForensic Science QQI Level 5

Forensic Science QQI Level 5

Area:
Meath
Price: POA
Duration: 1 year Full Time Course
Type:
Further Education and PLC, QQI Level 5
Times:
Academic year Sept 2021 - May 2022

Course description

Pre-University Forensic Science
Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

This one-year course will introduce students
to the basic principles of forensic science.
Students will participate in laboratory work,
with a particular focus on how evidence is
collected and analysed for use in legal cases.
Participants will gain a knowledge of the link
between the sciences and how these are put
to use in the Irish legal system.
COURSE CONTENT
• Criminal Law
• Criminology
• Biology
• Laboratory Techniques
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Physics
• Microbiology
CERTIFICATION:
• QQI Level 5 in Applied Science
Laboratory Techniques 5M3807
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates may pursue degree courses
such as Digital Forensics and Computer
Forensics at TU Dublin Blanchardstown
or Waterford Institute of Technology.
Students can progress onto the Level 8
QQI award in Applied Social Studies at
TU Dublin Blanchardstown. Graduates
may also progress onto many other
degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities
and IT or private colleges around the
country, along with progression options
to the UK. Future areas of employment
can include Forensic Medical Examiner,
Forensic Engineer, Crime Scene
Investigator, Crime Laboratory Analyst.
Alternatively, students may progress
directly into employment. Graduates
of a Level 7 degree may progress to
employment with Forensic Ireland.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
TU Dublin Blanchardstown: TU863
Digital Forensics and Cyber Security
(Level 8, 4 Years)
TU Dublin Tallaght: TU864 DNA and
Forensic Analysis (Level 8, 4 Years)
Waterford Institute of Technology:
WD161 Computer Forensics and
Security (Level 8, 4 Years)
TU Dublin Blanchardstown: TU991
Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
• Leaving Cert or LCA
• Mature students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed
regardless of previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie


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