Our foundation courses are designed to be studied either before or during one of the main courses.  See the description below.

Maths for Collision Investigators - This is the first discipline a collision investigator has to conquer.  Maths for collision investigators is a six week distance learning course which anyone can register for and take.  It is designed to be taken before you start the UCPD.

Collision Investigation Maths Assessment (CIMA) - Take this test after you have completed Maths for Collision Investigators. You can print a certificate with your score.

Physics for Collision Investigators - This is a brief introduction to some of the key concepts in physics that you will meet during your studies.

Excel for Collision Investigators - You will need a basic understanding of how to use Excel (or any other spreadsheet programme) as Part of your UCPD.  

This untutored short course on statistics will get you to the same level as is taught on the UCPD.  The course is untutored and is available at any time. 

  • the modules notes,
  • quizzes and revision notes,
  • a student forum to discuss topics with other students,
  • contact links for your tutor,
  • your assessments and assessment upload facility.

A short course in using RelMo

This is an untutored introductory module covering the essential mathematics required for the UCPD.  Once you have completed the course you can take a short test and print a certificate.

You can self enrol on the course which is untutored.

Please note that you will automatically be unenrolled after 10 weeks or after 60 days of inactivity.  You can always re-enrol. 

This short course is not in any way intended to be a comprehensive guide to using Excel, rather it should give you the bare bones of how to make Excel do sums for you and how you can create graphs.  

With a little bit of Googling to fill in the bits we miss out, you will find that you can solve most collision investigation problems using Excel.

You can self enrol on the course which is untutored

This is a maths screening test provided for those who wish to undertake the UCPD Level 4 in Forensic Road Collision Investigation.  It is designed to give you some feedback as to the level of your maths.  Use this quiz in conjunction with the free Level 4 short course Maths for Collision Investigators.

This is an introduction to physics, mainly for anyone who has not studied physics before.  The idea is to introduce some of the key concepts, but in no great detail, so that when you are ready to study the main Physics module in your UCPD course not all of it will be alien to you.