This short course is designed to give a broad introduction to fire and explosion investigation and will provide you with important investigative knowledge and tools, particularly in relation to investigations of illicit activities involving explosives or explosions arising from accidental gas and flammable vapour releases. The course content is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to assist investigators in giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.
Short Course / CPD
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
No Partner College
January and July
Proven experience in investigative practice
Incidents involving explosions are relatively rare and, consequently, acquiring the necessary experience and knowledge required to manage or contribute to the resolution of these scenes can be difficult. Investigators must have a broad, experience-based perspective and a solid mix of skills and knowledge in order to effectively navigate the complexities arising from these types of incident. This short course is intended to deliver an understanding of the scientific and practical issues involved so that designated personnel can conduct investigations in a consistent, coordinated, organised and effective manner.
The course is delivered by experienced academics and industry experts who combine theoretical and practical input to deliver realistic scenarios. Input is aimed at providing practical learning opportunities which will allow effective problem solving in the field.
Delivered by specialist academics and industry experts.
The course is designed to give fire investigators practical experience and skills.
Accreditation by The Institute of Explosive Engineers has been applied for.
The course has been designed for North West Fire and Rescue Services who have endorsed the course for their specialist investigators.
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.