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What you'll learn

This course provides foundation training in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA). It is designed to help build an understanding of the contribution that BPA can offer to a police investigation and outlines the science that underpins the discipline.

  • Develop an understanding of the science behind BPA

  • Learn how to recognise and objectively classify bloodstains

  • Investigate the mechanisms that generate bloodstain patterns

  • See how BPA can be effectively applied in the investigation of crime

Learn from BPA Scientists!

Read more about our expert instructor:

Lead Instructor

Jo Millington

Jo is a forensic scientist and specialist in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Jo has been involved in the design and delivery of BPA training for over 20 years and has delivered hundreds of training courses to a broad spectrum of practitioners from all over the world. She recently launched SPATTER/ED to provide a dedicated space for BPA Training and Education. Jo is so excited to be able to offer specialist training to practitioners and enthusiasts alike, so that they can start to recognise the benefits that BPA can offer to an investigation and build the skills that they need to use BPA in their own fields. Jo is our lead BPA instructor and you are in good hands!

Who can benefit from this course?

The Introduction to BPA Training course has been running for many years as a face-to-face course. We are really excited to be bring it online! It is particularly suitable for:

  • Forensic Practitioners

  • Crime Scene Professionals & Police Practitioners

  • The Legal Profession: Barristers, Solicitors, Judges

  • Students, including those studying forensic science

  • Medical & Pathology Personnel

  • Casual enthusiasts & Dexter fans!

Reasons people take this course

  • Continuing education

    " I took this course to supplement the BPA awareness training that I had received during my undergraduate degree at university. It really helped to build my knowledge and improve my CV! "

  • Continuing Professional Development

    " I'm a Crime Scene Investigator and I took this course to build my BPA skills. It has helped me to recognise bloodstain patterns, and understand how to improve the evidential value of blood found at crime scenes. "

  • Developing Forensic Understanding

    " I'm a barrister and I regularly deal with cases where forensic science, and BPA is involved. I wanted to update my knowledge but also improve my understanding of how BPA can be used in the criminal cases that I deal with. "

Pricing Options: Group Offers

We offer group subscriptions to this training course for universities & professional organisations

  • Group Training

    If you are part of an organisation and would like to purchase this course for your team, we offer a range of discounted packages for GROUPS. Just drop us a line and we will be able to work out a solution so that your whole team can learn about BPA ... together! EMAIL: [email protected] for more info!

  • Deals for Universities

    Do you offer courses on forensic science? We offer a range of pricing options for UNIVERSITIES so that your students can access this professional BPA training course, either as part of your prospectus or as an extra-curricular bonus. EMAIL: [email protected] for more info!

Want to find out more about SPATTER/ED?

You can find out more about our work on our website. We offer a range of training courses that are designed to enhance BPA understanding, including online and classroom-based training modules each of which can be supplemented with a range of practical sessions. You can also follow Bracken the collie's BPA journey through her 'BPA Dog Blog'!