Forensic Science Courses

In our Forensic Science Courses you will learn how to use the power of science to solve criminal cases. Gain access to the most rewarding career in science.

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Reconstructing an Incident Scene

The Certificate in Reconstructing an Incident Scene is made up of nine subjects and can take you up to 18 months to complete.

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Forensic Science Biology Course

The Certificate in Forensic Science (Biology) is made up of nine subjects and can take you up to 18 months to complete.

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Have you ever watched crime movies and saw the special detective who solves crimes by analysing evidence in labs? That special person is called a Forensic Scientist. We bet you wanted to be in their shoes one day and that is why you are here. Our Forensic Science Course will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a real life hero.

Aforensic scientist holding a vial of evidence. This will be your life with our Forensic Science Courses

Benefits of Studying Forensic Science Courses

For you to understand the benefits of forensic science, you need to understand exactly what it is. So, a Forensic Scientist would analyse a crime scene and collect evidence that can be used in courts. This is often a scientific evidence that wouldn’t otherwise be seen with the naked eye. 

This is a great, satisfying career to venture into for more reasons than one. Studying our Forensic Science Courses will give you the abilities to:

Help Uphold The Law

Being the kind of special investigator that you are, you will help the police catch criminals. You’ll be able to collect and analyse every little detail of a crime scene. The specimens you collect such as fingerprints, strands of hair and blood can be of greatest help in convicting a criminal. If the criminal has not been caught yet, you will help the police be able to identify and catch them. 

Exciting Career Opportunities

This field of work also comes with a wide range of career opportunities to choose from. You will not be bound with working one job. You can choose to specialise in one area or do them all! These exciting career opportunities also come with handsome salaries! According to PayScale, Forensic Scientists can earn up to R22 447 monthly. 

Our Forensic Science Courses 

These exciting courses are divided into two. Each of them can take up to 18 months to complete. However, should you finish them before the 18 months is over, you will not be required to pay for the remaining months.

These are the courses that you need to take to pave your way to heroism:

Reconstruction an Incident Scene

In just 18 months and under, you’re going to be skilled in remaking an accident scene to gather evidence. You’ll also learn some valuable information about how to problem solve and handle stressful situations. Crime investigations are no easy feat. They can be bloody and gory.

Forensic Science Biology Course

This 18 months course will equip you with valuable skills like how to accurately record and report lab results. You’ll also learn about criminal justice, preserving evidence and being ethical. And because forensic scientists can be skilled in more than one field, this course will introduce you to all the varieties of forensic science.

While studying our Forensic Courses, you will have complete access to your tutors at your fingertips! You want to feel like you are a part of a community? We’ve got you! Our online student group is made just for that! Other related courses are:

A Forensic Scientist working in a lab. Our Forensic Science Courses will give you this opportunity to work in a lab.

Entry Requirements

In order to enrol for our Forensic Science courses, you need to have grade 12 or equivalent qualification. If you do not have your grade 12 qualification yet, you do not have to worry. You can get your matric with us and go after your career aspirations! If you only have grade 10, we have a selection of short courses you can do. From there, you just work your way up.

What Skills Will You Learn From Taking Our Forensic Science Courses

Our Forensic Science courses will help you reach your utmost potential and make you the best in your field. On completion, you will be equipped with practical transferable skills that will help you succeed. Such skills are:

Interpretive and Analytical Skills

These kinds of skills come in handy with anything that has to do with investigations. They will help you examine crime scenes, form educated and correct conclusions. Our courses will help you develop and sharpen your analytical nature to help you pick up even the slightest bit of detail in crime scenes. 

Attention to Detail

Your attention to detail works hand in hand with the interpretive and analytical skills. In order to analyse and interpret anything, you need to make sure you are not missing a thing. If you feel like your attention to detail is not up to par, our courses will help you catch up. For this line of work, being attentive is your key to success.

Excellent Communication Skills

Once you have gathered up your evidence and supporting information, you must be able to present it in such a way that anyone can understand it. You’ll also need to write reports. This requires excellent communication skills. Both written and spoken. Having this skill will give you an ability to share and transfer your scientific data into layman’s terms while also not taking away from its meaning.

Forensic Science Courses in South Africa

After you are done with your courses, you have a number of careers waiting for you. However, you have three main areas you can work in namely:

  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Biology
  • Drugs and Toxicology

From these fields you could be a:

  • Fingerprint analysts
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Evidence Technician
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Arson Investigator
  • Criminologist

However, most of these will require you to have a degree. This qualification will be your stepping stone.If you’re not sure what interests you the most in Forensic Science, studying our Forensic Courses will help you identify it. Remember, we’re here to help in every way possible.

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Last Updated: August 12, 2020

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