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We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Criminal and Forensic Investigation at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the course on offer and have a go at the accompanying activity!
If you have any questions about the courses available or modules included please email - AskScienceMaths@sparsholt.ac.uk
You can also find more information about our Careers and Wellbeing support below.
About the Course!
Due to the growing popularity of Forensics and Criminology Andover College are introducing new for 2021 the level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation (equivalent to two A levels) to be studied alongside one other A level/BTEC Certificate subject.
The course provides the scientific knowledge and practical scientific skills that underpins forensic studies as well as the application of Psychology and the understanding of the criminal justice system by studying criminal investigations from the crime scene through to the trial process.
Forensic and Criminal Investigation is ideally suited to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the criminal justice system, for example forensic science, the police force, forensic psychology and probation.
Crime Scene Chemistry
Explore how fingerprints and luminol can help to support and identify criminal activity leading to conviction!
There are a variety of online free courses available on the Open University web page that you could get involved with. Take a look at the whole catalogue here.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/National Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation (2 Years)
Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college.
Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College!
We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna!
Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education!
We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna!
Student wellbeing and support
At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible.
We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including;
- Carer support
- Childcare support
- Confidential one-to-one services
We also have at the college Romeo our therapy dog! Romeo is part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to wellbeing provision for students. Romeo is based on campus with his owner throughout term.
Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present.