ISO17025 Short Courses for Forensic Science

Ensure you’re clued up on ISO17025 in your forensic area


Our suite of two day courses have been designed to ensure that you can achieve ISO17025, a new key European standard, in specific areas of forensic science and police scientific support.


Choose from:

DNA and Trace Evidence Recovery

Finger and other Mark Development Techniques

Finger and other Mark Identification 


For just £295 per course including meals



The forensics sector has changed significantly, with the introduction of new regulatory codes of practice and revised standards in forensic recovery and analysis.


Forensic Focus Limited and the University of Derby are combining their forensics and Quality Standards expertise to ensure that you are aware of the changes, understand how they affect your methods and processes and are able to comply with the latest standards.


Our two day courses target specific areas in forensic science:


Achieving ISO17025 in DNA and Trace Evidence Recovery


Achieving ISO17025 in Finger and other Mark Development Techniques 


Achieving ISO17025 in Finger and other Mark Identification


The courses are a must for Quality Managers, Technical Managers and a range of roles within the field of forensics from Laboratory Managers to fingerprint experts and senior CSIs.


Each two day course costs just £295 and we can organise your overnight accommodation if required.


Book your place by contacting Dr Karen Stow at or on 07816 168759


Forensic Focus Limited Win Place on another Training Framework

Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Framework

In May 2016 we won a place on yet another training procurement framework. The Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Framework consists of several Lots for the delivery of training to a number of County Council and Emergency Service customers. Forensic Focus Limited is eligible to bid for work in two Lots (Lot 4 = Fire and Rescue Services & Lot 8 = Finance, HR and Law) each consisting of a number of subject areas which lend themselves to our specialist skills.

Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended

In April 2016 Forensic Focus successfully extended the scope of their ISO17043 Proficiency Testing Accreditation. Our FMAT Finger Mark Visualisation PT Scheme  is now accredited for Powder Suspensions, Physical Developer and Acid Dyes (Blood Dyes) as well as the previously accredited DFO, Ninhydrin, Superglue, BY40 and light sources.

Forensic Focus Limited in Partnership with Policing Matters Limited Win another Major Contract

In partnership with Policing Matters Limited, Forensic Focus Limited as the lead organisation has been awarded a place on a UK wide Framework for the provision of Leadership Development Services. The Framework hosted by Devon & Cornwall Police, will run for 4 years and can be used by the Police Service and all other Emergency Services.

With 300 suppliers originally expressing an interest in joining the Framework, we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded places on 4 of the 6 Framework Lots as follows;

LOT 1 – Executive Leadership Programme

LOT 2 – Executive Development Programme (Individual)

LOT 4 – Leadership Team Development (Executive & Middle Management)

LOT 6 – Specialist Support for Learning Programmes

More details can be found by clicking here.  

Police Service and other Emergency Services can obtain more information from the Blue Light Procurement Database or through Contracts Finder

If you wish to procure any of the above services you can do so without the need for further competitive tendering by contacting us at Forensic Focus Limited. Engagement of services from the allocated Lots can be by call-off or through undertaking a mini-competition.

All enquiries regarding the Framework and the services we offer should be directed to Dr Karen Stow at or by calling 07816 168759.

Please also feel free to find out more about our partner organisation by visiting

Forensic Focus Limited Gain ISO17043 Accreditation for Proficiency Testing

On 1st October 2014 Forensic Focus Limited was awarded ISO17043 accreditation for the provision of Proficiency Testing for finger and palm mark enhancement / visualisation using DFO, Ninhydrin, Superglue, Basic Yellow 40 (BY40) and Light Sources.


We would like to thank those at Nottingham Trent University who helped to make this possible.


For more information about our Proficiency Test Schemes please click the following link.

Proficiency Testing











Contact and Appointments

Please contact us on the following phone number with any questions or to make an appointment:


07816 168759


or if calling us from overseas:  +44 07816 168759


Please also use our contact form.