Forensics Courses

Are you the person who likes to solve crimes? Do you enjoy watching NCIS or read mystery books? Turn this passion into a career. Forensics is about investigating, identifying clues and solving crimes.

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What is Forensics all About?

Forensics courses are built to equip students with skills and expert knowledge in investigating crime scenes. These courses help you to engage with victims, collect evidence and understand the criminal procedure. Find out which one of our forensics course will suit you best.

Crime and Investigation Courses

Do you enjoy investigating situations or solving mysteries? You should consider doing a course in crime and investigation.

Nowadays, crimes involving fraud and violence requires a new kind of expert. It demands professionals with the ability to investigate, analyse and act. They make use of intuition and expertise. These people are well-trained and always busy improving their skills, and level of training. You will learn the following skills listed below:

  • gathering evidence for your case
  • how to prove or state your case
  • strong communication skills
  • how you can identify and secure crime scenes
  • understanding criminal law procedures.

Find the course that suits you best.

 

 

Where can you Work With these Courses?

You can work in the police service or government departments dealing with investigations. Commercial investigation companies would also make use of your skills. Here is a list of more areas where you can find work:

  • Government Departments
  • South African Police Services (SAPS)
  • Metropolitan Police Departments
  • ForensicsPrivate Investigator Industry
  • Business Intelligence and Due Diligence Investigations
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Commercial Investigations
  • Organised Crime Investigations
  • Violent Crime Investigations
  • Fraud and Financial Investigations
  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Sexual Harassment Investigations
  • Violence Investigations
  • Workers Compensation Investigations.

Forensics Science Programmes

Are you keen on working with fingerprints and DNA? Then one of our forensic science programmes would suits you better. These programmes support the crime and investigation courses. Have a look at the following courses that we offer.

 

 

What Will you be Gaining out of These Programmes?

You will learn how to collect the scientific evidence and analyse it. You may help to convict a suspect and keep communities safe. It could also help prove someone innocent, and keep them out of prison. These are the subjects that you will cover in these courses:

  • Handling stress
  • Laboratory quality
  • Criminal justice
  • Preserving evidence
  • Reconstruct an incident scene
  • Forensic science (Biology)
  • Problem-solving and statistical methods.

Forensic Science as a Career

Form part of the team that collects, analyse, interpret and present the evidence. Part of your job is to explain the evidence to people who do not have a scientific background.

By doing thorough investigations, you could lead to successful convictions in court. You can use these skills in both government departments as well as in commercial business. Here are more places you can apply for a job:

  • Government Departments
  • South African Police Services (SAPS)
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Private Laboratories
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Crime Investigations.

Upgrade to an Accredited Course

If you want to upgrade your course, you can do so to receive related Unit Standard Credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). These credits can add up to a fully accredited qualification for the Forensic Science programmes.

For the Forensic Investigation programmes, you can earn accredited Unit Standard Credits. The Unit Standard Credits in the Forensic Investigations programmes, do NOT add up to a full qualification. You can use the skills that you’ve gained through these courses to improve your CV. 

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Who Would Benefit From Studying Forensics Courses Through Distance Learning?

People who want to change their careers to crime investigation, but need to study and work at the same time. It is also for the people who have an interest in the subject and would like to gain more knowledge. Maybe you are currently in the field but want to improve your skills, then distance learning would suit you.

Where do you Sign-up for one of our Forensics Courses?

You can start right now by calling us on our 0800 39 00 27, and a course expert will contact you.

 

 

Last updated: 30 August 2018

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