The CertHE is usually the next step after completing the UCPD and covers a number of additional topics commonly used by collision investigators in the course of an investigation. From September 2022 you can link this programme to the UCPD and study on a full time basis.
Having accrued 60 level 4 credits on the UCPD you require an additional 60 credits at level 4 to gain the CertHE.
The programme starts by developing the students maths ready for the higher level courses ENGS1013.
The concept of Driver Perception and Response ENGS1016, is an important feature of nearly all collisions and has implications for the point of actual and possible perception.
The analysis of CCTV for speed is covered in the second here, CCTV and dashcams capture so many collisions these days, the information that can be extracted from the footage is explored in detail, ENGS1015.
Collision Investigators need to be able to identify vehicle defects and explain what, if any, effect they would have on the collision vehicle. The fundamentals of forensic vehicle examination module ENGS1017 develops the students knowledge of faults and the way they can be found.
Two A levels, one of which is in a quantitative subject (maths, physics or similar) and five GCSE's at Grade 4.
For those who do not meet the academic route, DMU’s UCPD in Forensic Road Collision Investigation or the City & Guilds in Forensic Road Collision Investigation for police personnel would allow admission to this programme with advanced standing. If entering by the City & Guilds route students will also need to take Statistics for Collision Investigators.
Applications from mature students with a relevant background and interest is encouraged. For such applicants a key factor will be their understanding of Mathematics and Physics. If necessary, an assessment will be made to clarify whether a student's background in the area of Mathematics and Physics is suitable for the course. Mature students taking this route will need to submit a personal statement as part of their application. Advice on completing a personal statement is available from UCAS here.
Currently you can only study part time but this will change from from September 2022 when you will have the option to study either part or full time.
Part-time study is roughly equivalent to studying at half the rate of a student on a full-time course at university.
- You will study 60 credits worth of study a year.
- You'll need to find around 16-18 hours to study each week.
If you want to complete your qualification at the same rate as a student at a traditional university, you can choose to study full time. If you choose this route your UCPD will be linked to the UCPD and you will study both simultaneously.
- You will study 120 credits worth of study a year.
- You'll need to find around 32-36 hours to study each week.
Inevitably, unless your employer has agreed to let you study in work time (2 days a week on the part time route or 4 days a week on the full time route) the number of hours you will need to study means giving up some of your own time. This is likely to involve cutting down on some of your social activities, especially if you are studying full time. The OU provides some excellent advice on how to find time to study and the things you may have to consider moderating. There is an online planner which we strongly recommend you take a look at. Click the link to see more.
You will be asked to explain where your study time will be coming from during your induction.
Delivered using a mix of residential and distance learning. Term starts in September of each year and runs through to July. The first module is Applied Maths which is delivered by distance learning.
CCTV has a four day residential block, Vehicle examination, 2 one week residential blocks and Driver and the environment is delivered by distance learning.
All programmes start in September of each year and run through to June/July the following year.
We allow provisional places to be booked by employers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A provisional place is one where you are unable to provide a student name because you have not completed your recruitment process.
As soon as you can confirm your place, download and complete an application form (requires Acrobat or Acrobat reader) for each student together with copies of their certificates and any personal statement if required by the entry requirements and send it to email@example.com. Registration for all programmes closes at midday on the final Friday in July and all the necessary paperwork must be submitted by this date. Any provisional places that have not been confirmed with a name will be lost.
Student on boarding begins in August.