Collision investigation student's support page


Here you will find some useful information if you are studying the UCPD, FdSc and BSc in forensic road collision investigation. You should remember that whilst studying any of these programmes you are a student of De Montfort University and as such you are subject to all their rules and regulations.

Data protection

Both AiTS and DMU store and share personal information about you. We also share information with employers, sponsors and and Higher Education authorities.

You can view AiTS's data protection policy document by downloading the policy from the Student support downloads. You can view DMU's policies by following the link here.

What is the VLE and what do we store on it

The VLE is administered by AiTS. It is a web based learning environment where you can get course material, do quizzes and submit and receive feedback on assessments. The VLE tracks the pages you visit and stores your results (you can see this data). As such it is important that we protect that data. It is also important that you protect that data.

The VLE is also a communication tool between students and between students and tutors and we do have some rules as to what you can and cannot do or say.

To see what we store, our responsibilities and your responsibilities, download the policy from the Student support downloads.

Our policy on bad academic practice

Bad academic practice includes lack of referencing, poor referencing or the passing off of somebody else's ideas as if originally discovered by the student.

DMU and AiTS take academic offenses very seriously and they can lead to expulsion from the course you are on. We make every effort to ensure that students understand how to avoid committing such offenses.  Our policy document describes how we deal with a first offence, which is usually made through carelessness or misunderstanding.

To view the policy, and the consequences of bad academic practice, download the policy from Student support downloads.

Referencing of work

Where you draw on the work of others or your own earlier work, you need to acknowledge that you have done so. There are a number of different systems for referencing such as APA, Numeric and Vancouver. On the UCPD through to the BSc (Hons) we use the Harvard system. Poor referencing will redoubtably lead to an accusation of bad academic practice so it is important that you read DMU's guide to the Harvard system, External link from Student support downloads.

Late submission of coursework

From time to time the unexpected happens and this may have an affect on your studies. The key thing if things start to go wrong is to make contact with your tutor at the earliest opportunity. The University's policy can be downloaded from Student support downloads. You should read this document before you make an application. It tells you under what circumstances we will grant a deferral.

What happens if you submit an assessment late

If you submit an assessment late without having made an agreement to do so you will be subject to certain sanctions (this policy changed on 1st October 2017).

  • 1 to 14 days late: Your work will be capped at 40%.
  • Beyond 14 days late: Your work will receive a mark of 0%.

You can see therefore that it is important to keep us informed if you anticipate a delay.



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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