The Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021 enforces a statutory code of practice for forensic science activities. This covers both crime scene investigation (ISO 17020) and forensic laboratory testing activities performed by forensic organisations (ISO 17025).

Bywater’s dedicated ISO 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 Forensic Applications training courses have been developed for Forensic Staff within the private and public sectors, including police forces across the UK. The courses incorporate the standard’s requirements and focus on specific Forensic Science Regulators (FSR) requirements and ILAC documents.

Our Tutor-led courses are available on a dedicated basis at your premises, a venue of your choice or online through your preferred video conferencing platform such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Courses include engaging workshops and can be tailored based on your requirements, for example our ISO 17025 training courses can be tailored for staff involved in Digital Forensics through focusing on more specific FSR requirements for validation and specific types of Digital Forensic examinations. Please select the following link to request a quote.

Our Consultants are experts in their field and can provide additional support in the form of consultancy including undertaking a gap analysis and providing support implementing your management system. Please follow the link to find out more.

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Understanding ISO 17025 for Forensic Laboratories (FSR Codes and ILAC G-19) | 1 day

This course is appropriate for those needing to understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the laboratory accreditation process, as applied to Forensic Science Laboratories.

This course can be developed to suit a range of Forensic Science disciplines as required including Digital Forensics. Please contact our Training Team for more information.

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ISO 17025 Internal Auditor Training Course for Forensic Laboratories | 2 days

  • Two-day interactive course developed for delegates working within Forensic Laboratories 
  • Provides delegates with the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal audit 
  • Understand Forensic Scene Regulator (FSR) Codes of Practice 
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ISO 17020 Internal Auditor Training Course for Forensic Inspection Bodies | 2 days

This course has been developed for those who wish to understand and perform internal audits on forensic inspection bodies, most notably crime scene investigators, against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020.

For those with little knowledge of ISO/IEC 17020 we recommend first attending our Understanding ISO/IEC 17020 Forensic Applications course.

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Understanding ISO 17020 Training Course for Forensic Inspection Bodies | 1 day

  • One day introduction to ISO/IEC 17020 with specific reference to forensic applications inclusive of Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) guidance
  • Provides delegates with an understanding of the accreditation process and the role of inspection Bodies 
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ISO 17020 Implementation Training Course - Forensic Applications | 2 days

With specific reference to forensic applications, this course is suitable for organisations seeking to understand ISO/IEC 17020 and the skills needed for its implementation.

It includes the Understanding ISO/IEC 17020 for Forensic Bodies training course so no prior knowledge is required.

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