Forensic practitioner apprenticeship

Forensic practitioner apprenticeship

Gather evidence for the police, through forensic sampling, toxicology, documenting injuries and providing a statement

A forensic practitioner gathers evidence for the police, through forensic sampling, toxicology, documentation of injuries and provision of a statement to support the criminal justice system. Above all, the forensic practitioner is impartial and objective. This role can be carried out in sexual offence or custody, As a forensic practitioner focusing on sexual offence, you’ll provide crisis intervention and empowerment to those who have been subject to sexual violence. This includes trauma-informed assessment of healthcare needs in sexual health and avoidance of pregnancy, mental health and emotional distress, drugs and alcohol, safeguarding, and wider vulnerability and ongoing care. During the forensic practitioner apprenticeship you’ll provide a unique plan for each individual and give expert opinion for juries to understand the evidence base underpinning sexual assault. In custody, you’ll support the welfare of detainees while in custody. These include physical assessment of acute and chronic health needs, mental health and emotional distress, drugs and alcohol dependency, safeguarding, and wider vulnerability and ongoing care. Part of your role will also be to ascertain fitness to interview and detain, and ensure the human rights and needs of the individual are managed in custody.

 

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the forensic practitioner apprenticeship: Must be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or a registered paramedic with the Healthcare Professionals Council

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £31,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk