A Foundation Degree in forensic road collision investigation
What is it?
A foundation degree or FdSc is a short degree typically taking two years to complete if studied full time and 4 years if studied part time. The total number of credits required is 240. Our FdSc is designed to be studied part time at the rate of 60 credits per year.
- If you already hold a UCPD you have already completed one year and
- If you hold a CertHE you have already completed two years.
As part of the programme you will will study 120 credits at level 4 or first year university studies and 120 credits at level 5 or second year university studies. Pass, Merit, or Distinction classifications may be awarded based on the final 120 credits of study.
Most of the course is studied by distance learning however you will need to come to the training centre an 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..
What happens if I don't finish the full three years
If you leave at the end of the first year having successfully completed 60 level 4 credits you will gain a CertHE in forensic road collision investigation. Once you start the second year you need to get to the end!
How to enrol
To enrol on the Foundation degree contact Anna at AiTS. She will take you through the enrolment process.