BTEC Nationals Forensic Science
Below is a selection of testimonials received from both Teachers and Students in Schools and Colleges across the country, who are delivering BTEC Nationals Forensic Science, Public Services Courses, Policing and Criminology courses to 6th form and Year 13 students. Click here to see a selection of BTEC photos in our gallery.
What the Teachers have to say about our BTEC National Forensic Science Workshops!
North Liverpool Academy, Liverpool (6th form Leadership Team)
Our students at North Liverpool Academy thoroughly enjoyed the CSI workshop provided by Pulse Education. Jacqui and Emily are clearly passionate about Forensic Science, which in turn engaged our students. Many of our students were able to apply their knowledge from their Forensic Science lessons to the workshop and bring the theories to life. We had students of various ages and abilities who were able to access the workshop easily and the Pulse education team facilitated the learning process with clear instructions, active monitoring and dynamic resources to bring the session to life.
We would have no hesitation to welcome Pulse Education back to our school and wholeheartedly recommend the CSI workshop as an innovative and inspiring addition to the curriculum. Many students discovered an interest in studying Forensic Science to a higher level and some became inspired to pursue this career path after the workshop.
The Beacon School, Banstead, Surrey
Our Year 13 | BTEC Forensic Science students took part in a one day workshop delivered by PULSE education. During the morning session, students were introduced to the principles of gathering evidence from a crime scene. This was a very practical session with hand-on activities, including fingerprint collection and analysis, footprint casting, blood spatter analysis and fibre analysis. During the afternoon, students were Scene of Crime Officers (SOCOs) and used all their expert knowledge and skills to investigate a simulated crime scene. All students played a full part in the day and were outstanding ambassadors for the school.
Their teamwork skill, dedication a commitment was second-to-none and the record of the day will form excellent evidence for their portfolios. Many thanks go to Jacqui Thompson, from PULSE education, for delivering such an enjoyable, thorough and engaging workshop.
Newall Green High School & 6th Form Centre, Manchester | (Head of Public Service & Law)
The impression of the day – this course is aimed at students who are studying BTEC uniformed Public Service Courses, pre-entry or NCFE, additionally this course would be great for A-Level Law Students who want a different view of crime or where large numbers going into crown courts for a visit can sometimes be a problem. The company are helpful and pride themselves on their communication with schools and colleges etc at all stages of enquiry to booking.
Excellent time management skills followed by friendly personable staff whose own personal experience and study of crime scene investigation mean the subject becomes alive. The day felt more ‘Silent Witness’ than ‘CSI’, which I think the students preferred. ‘Outstanding’ cannot praise the day enough; I will be re-booking for the next cohort of students.
As an ex Solicitor and now Head of Law at a 6th form in Manchester, I feel students would feel cheated if they didn’t take part in a day like this one. Students gained invaluable insight in respect to current policing issues, investigative and policing methods, with a hands-on approach that was pitched at the correct level for a mixture of students.
The day was none stop action-filled fun and learning from the moment we entered our CSI setting. The students learnt lots of new skills such as questioning, teamwork, respect for each other’s ideas, gathering evidence, the importance of an offender profile, the importance of looking at all evidence no matter how small. Students took part in dusting for latent prints, fibre and hair analysis, as well as traditional finger-prints using ink. The students also cast a footprint cast where a shoe print had been left in the mud outside our classroom.
The afternoon session was the ‘live’ scene of the crime and the students were split into groups to try and find the suspect, they all wore Scene of crime outfits which made their day including the staff. The students had lots of items to take home with them and the next day we also received a disk with photos of students that had been taken on the day, which was a lovely touch………many, many thanks for such a great day.
Walton Girls High School, Grantham, Lincolnshire
We used the CSI workshop as a team-building day as part of the Sixth Form induction programme. 49 students took part, and the feedback we had from them was fantastic – a few even decided that it was a potential future career for them! Jacqui was wonderful – she kept them interested in clever details and hands-on sessions in the morning before setting up crime scenes in the afternoon.
The students loved dressing up in the suits and by the end of the day had made firm friends with their teams. Few of our students are studying science, but Jacqui tailored the day to suit their abilities, keeping them interested without swamping them with information. I would thoroughly recommend the day to anyone trying to engage their students in team-building tasks or promote an interest in science.