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Forensic Science

Forensic Science

Forensic scientists provide impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations. They are primarily concerned with examining contact trace material associated with crimes.

This follows the principle that ‘every contact leaves a trace’ that will offer potential evidence to link a suspect with the scene of the crime, the victim or the weapon.



The competition has been designed to reflect the work role of a forensic scientist, including skills such as time management, planning and problem solving.

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • A maximum of 10 entries per location (campus), 15 per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competences (these can be found in the Tools section below) and can be working towards a Level 3 qualification or qualified in the last 12 months

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 12 April 2019
  2. Competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019, further details will be released in the New Year.
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results between July and August and finalists will be notified by September 2019.
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE

Additional information

  • Download the competition overview from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.
  • Download the competition overview and pre-competition activity pack from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.

Heats, dates and venues

31/05/2019 Suffolk New College, Rope Walk, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 1LT
26/04/2019 Brooklands College, Heath Road, Weybridge, KT13 8TT
24/05/2019 Southern Regional College Banbridge Campus Castlewellan Road Banbridge  Co Down BT32 4NU
29/05/2019 Regional Scientific Support Services Yorkshire and the Humber, Sir Alec Jeffrey’s Building, Peel Avenue, Calder Park, Wakefield WF2 7UA 
04/06/2019 Coleg Gwent, Pontypool Campus, Blaendare Road, Pontypool, NP4 5YE
07/06/2019 Glasgow College
12/06/2019 UCLAN Fyle Road Preston PR1 2HE
19/06/2019 NPTC Group Neath Dwr-Y-Felin Road, SA10 7RF


Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

Complete Forensics is the competition organising partner for the Forensic Science competition.