Digital Evidence Awareness

An online course produced by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Date of entry

April 2024

Start date
Monday 1 April 2024
40 hours (to complete)

Are you looking to enhance your skills and knowledge within the field of digital evidence?

Digital evidence awareness is the understanding and importance of handling digital evidence in legal proceedings and investigations.

This course provides an overview of how to recognise, collect, preserve, and analyse, digital information relevant to cases or investigations.

Increased employability

Digital evidence awareness is essential for professionals involved in various fields, including: 

  • legal practice
  • regulatory compliance

It provides an understanding of the effective and responsible handling of digital information in support of the justice process.

Course structure

This course gives an insight into the process of digital evidence within the justice process, equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the intricate web of digital information in the modern era. 

It has been created with Legal Professionals in mind and in alignment with the "Interpol review of digital evidence for 2019-2022" by Paul Reedy. 

This short course is designed to primarily focus on digital evidence; however will delve into the digital forensic process, which is key to handling, preserving and analysing digital evidence that could be used later in court proceedings.


There are online tests at the end of each module.

Course fee: £250

You can start this course at any time. It will take around 40 hours to complete and you can go at your own pace.

Payment by credit or debit card.

Produced by

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This course is produced by Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science with funding from the Leverhulme Trust

Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science