A CertHE in forensic road collision investigation

What is it?

A Certificate in Higher Education or CertHE is a Level 4 award. It is awarded to students who complete 120 credits at Level 4 but who do not continue on to complete a Foundation degree.  Pass, Merit, or Distinction classifications may be awarded based on the final 60 credits of study.

  • If you hold a UCPD you have already completed 60 credits. You need one more year to complete the CertHE.

Most of the course is studied by distance learning however you will need to come to the training centre on a number of occasions. Download the HE Information Pack from Quick Links to the right. It will give you information on all the modules, and the amount of time you will need to spend with us at South Cerney.


With the exception of a few phase tests at the end of residential sections all the coursework is completed either at home or at work. There are deadlines for coursework which you will need to meet. Make sure you read about them when you start.

How much time does it take

That really does depend on the subject and the number of assessments. The Open University provides an excellent guide to study time. Follow the link HERE to discover whether you have the spare capacity and check with your employer as to whether they will help out..

Can I carry straight on at the end of my UCPD

You can. Even though you wont yet have your final UCPD result the university will allow you to continue onto the CertHE.

How to enrol

To enrol on the Foundation degree contact Anna at AiTS. She will take you through the enrolment process.

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Information pack HE Information Pack
CertHE Application Application Form

Links to CertHE modules

Applied maths
Damage analysis
CCTV Analysis
Accelerometers in collision investigation
Driver and the environment


AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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