This practical, work related course will prepare you for a career working in the applied science industry or an organisation that uses science to develop underpinning knowledge and scientific skills. It is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A*-E and provides a good basis to go on to more advanced qualifications.
You will study scientific principles and science and the world of work, plus four specialist units from the following: chemistry and applications, physical science applications, biological systems, working in science, anatomy and physiology, environmental science, plants and food, forensic science and science in medicine.
Qualification: BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Level: Level 2
Timetable: This is a full time programme of study of 15 hours per week. You will receive your timetable when you enrol.
Start Date: September 2013Fees:
Home fee for 2012-13 To be confirmed including tuition and exam fees. Students aged 19+ will pay college registration and materials fees.
The course may be free if you are:
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2 or more GCSEs at grade D or above (preferably in science) or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 course and English reading and writing skills at Level 1-2. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email email@example.com.
You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will focus on a particular area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.
The course is made up of 3 core units and optional units that give a combined total of 60 credits.
All students take the mandatory (core) units:
Plus 9 optional units from the following list:
If you gain a Merit or Distinction, you can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.
“The Applied Science course is great as it covers physics, chemistry and biology as well as maths. I especially enjoy the practical lessons we have in chemistry when we get to experiment with solutions and substances. My favourite subject though is definitely forensics – I loved learning all about DNA and fingerprints. It’s so interesting!”