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Now you can train as a CSI investigator in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 06:36 17 March 2010 | UPDATED: 08:54 02 July 2010

Sam Williams

The country's first crime scene investigation-themed education course to be accredited by an examining body has been launched by a business near Norwich.

The country's first crime scene investigation-themed education course to be accredited by an examining body has been launched by a business near Norwich.

The CSI short course has been designed by Taverham-based Right Angle Events, a company set up in 2007 to provide forensic workshops to primary and secondary schools across the UK and team-building events to businesses.

The course includes forensic dentistry and fingerprinting techniques and requires mathematical skills to analyse splattered patterns of fake blood in mock crime scenes.

The three-session course has been accredited by examining body ASDAN and is being piloted by 12 Year 10 students at City of Norwich School, who are set to complete the training this week.

It is available to students who undertake vocational learning at college once a week as a GCSE option, and will also count as one of 12 credits towards a Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification.

The establishment of the course was supported by the Go for it! Enterprising Norwich campaign, which granted Right Angle £4,000 from the government's Local Enterprise Growth Initiative fund.

Right Angle managing director Steve Gaskin, a former Scotland Yard detective and maths teacher, said: “The short course offers a unique type of science class in which students can develop transferable skills for the workplace such as problem solving and team building.

“It also offers an alternative science qualification, which will give students credits towards their CoPE qualification and aims to enthuse students into higher education.

“We are extremely grateful for the funding which has enabled us to put all of this into place and hope that the students reap the benefits from the sessions.”

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