CSI & Forensic Studies Advanced Diploma

  • Course overview

    Crime Scene Investigation & Forensic Studies Courses

    5 star reviews    'A brilliant course, from start to finish, nothing like it available in Ireland. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to see the practical side of crime scenes, to do this course. Great mock scenes and the trial was a fantastic experience'  Peter Creedon - More Reviews

    The CSI Crime Scene investigation advanced diploma course examines the entire process of conducting forensic science from the collection of evidence at the crime scene, through the examination of that evidence, to the presentation of how the evidence is processed.

    Course Aims

    The CSI Crime Scene Investigation part of the course examines the preservation, documentation and collection of evidence at the crime scene. You will learn how to approach the crime scene, package the evidence and the documentation required. You will learn crime scene investigation methods including examining trace evidence, impressions, Body Fluids, DNA, questioned documents, and fingerprints are examined as well as the investigation of a fire scene and firearms.

    The life of a real Crime Scene Investigator is examined as well as methods and procedures used in attending crime scenes.  Students will be trained how to use a Forensic CSI Kits which will include:  Protective Clothing, CSI Tape to preserve crime scene, Evidence bags, Cards, Swabs and finger print powder. Each student will then be required to attend a mock crime scene and collect evidence. 

    Presenting Evidence

    You will have an opportunity to present the evidence in a staged trial at the Criminal courts with real acting barristers. This is as real as it gets.


    You will be assessed on how you processed a mock crime scene, on how you collected  and recorded evidence.

    Experienced CSI Practitioners

    You will learn crime scene investigation methods and procedures and will be trained by professionals who work and have worked previously as Crime scene managers and similar type roles with An Garda Siochana. Lecturers are highly qualified and  have a life time of experience in this area.

    Criteria: Entry level students are advised to start with the CSI & Criminology Diploma

    Award body:
    Case study, Crime scene Analysis and report, Court room presentation, Exam

    Award: CSI Crime Scene Investigation & Forensic Studies Advanced Diploma
    Professional Award:  CMI

    Career opportunities in  An Garda Siochana, Police Service of Northern Ireland and Metropolitan Police in the UK. Specialist roles in the Welfare Service, Forensic Science Laboratories, Psychologists/Counselors . Education progression to Ordinary level 7 Degrees in Law, Social work, Biological Sciences, Sociology. 
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  • Modules

    1. Introduction to Forensic Science
    2. Crime Scene Types & The Crime Scene
    3. Trace and Contact Evidence: fibres, glass, hairs, paint and soil
    4. Impressions: Footwear marks, instrument marks, glove marks and tyres, fingerprints
    5. Body Fluids Examination, Tests, BPA
    6. Analysis of DNA: DNA Profiling
    7. Questioned Documents
    8. Drugs of Abuse & Forensic Toxicology
    9. Forensic Pathology & Forensic Human Identification
    10. The investigation of a fire scene
    11. Firearms
    12. Explosions & Explosives
    13. Attend Mock Crime Scene- Collect Evidence
    14. Forensic Science in Court – Part 1 & 2
    15. Attend Court & Present Statement
    16. Forensic Strategy & Crime Scene Management
  • Fees

    Classroom course is € 1950.00 .
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place 

    The balance of fees is due before programme commencement .and can be paid by clicking here

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

    Sponsorship: Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.


Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: TBC
    • End: TBC
    • Assigments: 3 Assignments 1 exam . Live Online Classes
    • Duration: 2 x 10 Week Terms. 1 night per week 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm ( Thursdays)
    • Level: Advanced Diploma
    • Places: Limited


Michael Moore is a retired Detective Inspector of An Garda Síochána and former head of the Document & Handwriting Examination Section in the Garda Technical Bureau. He has been a Forensic Document examiner for over 20 years and has given evidence in many court cases during this time as an expert witness. He was also the Quality Manager for the Garda Technical Bureau which includes the Garda Fingerprint Section, Ballistics Section, Forensic Liaison Office, Garda Mapping Section and the Garda Photographic Section and a certified quality auditor and technical assessor. Michael lectures with CMI on the Advanced Diploma in CSI & Forensic Science course. 
Tom Carey is a retired Detective Sergeant from An Garda Síochána. Tom worked in the Ballistics Department of the Garda Technical Bureau as well as the Garda Bomb Data Centre. His duties as Senior Technical Investigator and Crime Scene Manager included analysis of crime scenes, firearm investigation and fire scene examinations. His responsibilities involved routine meetings with senior management of An Garda Síochána to report and appraise the force on all technical intelligence, data and issues relating to the use of IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices). His work entailed creating intelligence reports for security meetings and acting as liaison officer to agencies including the FBI and PSNI. Tom lectures with CMI on the Advanced Diploma in CSI & Forensic Science course and the CSI & Criminology course. 

Denise currently works as a Training Employment Officer for IASIO (Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders) in Mountjoy Prison working with male and female offenders.Her previous experience includes working for CAP (Care After Prison) as well as HMPS in Cardiff. Denise's qualifications include a Diploma in Applied Social Care, Bsc Psychology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Diploma in Psychology (Conversion), MA Criminology, Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Guidance Counselling. Denise lectures on the Advanced Diploma in CSI & Forensic Science course with CMI. 

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Pathologist with Dublin City Morgue and lectures with CMI on the Pathology and Human identification aspect of crime scene investigation.

Andrew McKeown BL, BA, MCL is a practising barrister, having studied in UCD, where he was awarded the Swift McNeill Scholarship. Andrew practises in criminal law, judicial review, and general civil and common law, with a special interest in mental health law. He previously assisted in the final examinations of student Gardaí at the Garda Training College. Andrew is a legal editor with Thomson Reuters Ireland and Round Hall Press, having edited leading legal books and journals, and Westlaw. He is the Managing Editor of the Irish Current Law Monthly Digest (ICLMD). Andrew lectures for CMI on the Advanced Diploma in Crime Scene Investigation & Forensic Science, and the Criminology course.


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