Forensic Science – Biology

Welcome to the Skills Academy Forensic Science certificate in Biology home study course.

Our forensic science biology certificate will teach you how to “listen to the dead.” Crime scenes and victims can give us clues about what happened. You will examine fingerprints, hair, skin samples, clothing fibers, blood and DNA, to figure out what happened and how it happened.


Course Information:

Course Skills Academy Forensic Science – Biology Course
 Programme Type Provider Programme
 Award Type Skills Academy Forensic Science – Biology Certificate
 Award Issued By Skills Academy
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 Course DurationUp to 18 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 12 with Maths (Mathematical Literacy is accepted) OR
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 course

What is Included in your Course Fee?


All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Forensic Science Biology Course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Our Tutors Will Make Sure You Pass!

Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.


In order to complete this programme you will need to do the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Handling stress
  • Problem-solving and statistical methods
  • Laboratory quality
  • Criminal justice
  • Preserving evidence
  • Ethical considerations
  • Fields in forensic science
  • Forensic science (Biology)

You can find a detailed subject list for this course here: Forensic Science (Biology)



Skills Academy will require you to complete the recommended assignments. The assignments are designed to help you through your learning to make sure that you completely understand all the topics covered and that you can apply this to your working environment. There are absolutely no exams for this course.


This course is a Provider Programme. It is not Accredited.
Provider Programmes are quality assured and certified by the provider, that means by Skills Academy. They are not registered on the NQF, do not carry any national credits; and do not lead to a National Qualification.
Provider Programmes exist to help develop your skills. They are usually short courses, and professional career development courses. If you need to learn skills that you can apply in your work fast, then often a provider programme or short course is the fastest way to get there.
Find out more about how to upgrade your course here: Upgrade Your Course.
After completing the Skills Academy course, there is a registration process and an
assessment process with OLM. These credits can add up to a full qualification, accredited by SASSETA.
If you upgrade your course to the full accredited qualification, then you can get a certificate like this from SASSETA.
To view the unit standards and their expiry dates go here:
This is a minimum of 120 credit qualification. After successful completion of the OLM course then SASSETA will verify the result before any certificate will be issued by them.
You can find a handy infographic explaining the process to you step by step here: Infographics


You will be awarded a Skills Academy Course Certificate in Forensic Science (Biology).

As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be

sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.

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When Can I Start?

You can start right now! Click Here to fill in an application form and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you.


Last updated: May 23, 2019

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