Guide for Course Providers
The Forensic Science Society (FSSoc) has an accreditation service for those Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) delivering courses that contain forensic components. The courses intended for accreditation will normally be a Bachelors’ degree with Honours or a post graduate qualification such as a taught Masters’ degree.
The service was developed to help establish and maintain standards of education in forensic science and involves major employers and professional interests. It is the aim of the Society to assist HEIs in achieving these standards by providing access to advice and guidance.
Download the Guide for Course Providers or for further information please contact the Society Offices
Accreditation is based on a series of Component Standards. The Component Standards address specific areas of forensic practice. They are intended to augment, not replace, the underlying scientific knowledge of the forensic components. For example, the Laboratory Analysis module does not include basic laboratory procedures such as pH measurement, volumetric procedures, or weighing.
The standards are therefore the beginnings of an expanded suite that will eventually cover the entire knowledge range within most of the forensic sciences.