Forensic scientists and professionals examine crime scenes and evidence. They assist in the apprehension of offenders, provide factual evidence on circumstances, investigate deliberate and accidental incidents while maintaining the highest of standards to ensure that the guilty are prosecuted.
The competition has been designed to reflect the role of crime scene investigators and managers and forensic scientists within laboratories who process evidence found at sites of interest to investigations.
The competitors are tested against a range of professional skills from the crime scene and the laboratory including (but not limited to) analytical techniques, quantitative and qualitative testing, search, recovery and specialist skills investigators must use.
Other skills tested include teamwork, time management, communication, ability to work alone and written work.
Attention to detail
PPE And Health and Safety
Working under pressure
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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers
The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event
In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.